The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning. Now a brilliant physicist, Shevek, determines to reunite the two civilizations that have been separated by hatred since long before he was born.

The Dispossessed is a penetrating examination of society and humanity -- and one man's brave undertaking to question the unquestionable and ignite the fires of change.

 

About Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929. Among her honors are a National Book Award, five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon. www.ursulakleguin.com
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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The novel flashes back and forth, before and after Shevek's historic trip to Urras, which ends centuries of segregation, and delicately develops both the strengths and weaknesses of the two social systems, the contrasting textures of two kinds of social experience.

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This elegant structure, embodying as it does Shevek's own concept of Simultaneity, allows Le Guin to explore Shevek's character in great depth, and to illuminate each society by her discussion of the other.

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A science fiction blog featuring science fiction book reviews and with frequent ramblings on fantasy, computers and the web.REVIEW SUMMARY: A political book that appeals to apolitical readers.MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A brilliant physicist named Shevek tries to reunite the anarchist world of A...

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