The Dispossessed

by Ursula Le Guin

Science Fiction

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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.

The Dispossessed Synopsis

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.

The Dispossessed Press Reviews

'Angry, compassionate, wise, beautiful' Darko Suvin

'One to be read again and again' The Times

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ISBN: 9780575079038
Publication date: 01/08/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN: 9780575079038
Publication date: 1st August 2006
Author: Ursula Le Guin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: Science Fiction,
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About Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin was 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 live in Portland, Oregon and died in January 18. Here is a tribute by her publisher, Malcolm Edwards: You may well already have seen the news &...

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