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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - greeniezona - LibraryThing
I checked this one out now just because it was right there on the shelf at the library, but I'm starting to think I should read the Hainish books in order, even though they aren't technically a series ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
This is a classic SF novel. It won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1974. It's a tale of two worlds which have been out of contact with each other for centuries. Shevek is a physicist from Anarres who travels to Urras to learn and teach and try to repair the rift. Read full review