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The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
  

The Dispossessed

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Winner of both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, The Dispossessed is a profound and compelling story of idealism and Realpolitik, and is the most important utopian vision in modern science fiction.

If you like Ursula Le Guin you might also like to read books by Karen Lord, Tanith Lee and Emmi Itaranta.

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The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin

The Principle of Simultaneity is a scientific breakthrough which will revolutionize interstellar civilization by making possible instantaneous communication. It is the life work of Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the arid anarchist world of Anarres. But Shevek's work is being stifled by jealous colleagues, so he travels to Anarres's sister-planet Urras, hoping to find more liberty and tolerance there. But he soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game.

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'Angry, compassionate, wise, beautiful' Darko Suvin

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About the Author

Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbury Honor. Among her novels The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have already attained undisputed classic status; and her latest series, the Annals of the Western Shore is joining them. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Publication date

1st August 2006

Author

Ursula Le Guin

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Science Fiction


ISBN

9780575079038

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