The Dispossessed

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Gollancz, 2006 - Anarchism - 336 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

OK, I hate to say I didn't like a classic but this was painful. She's a good author with interesting ideas but this one bored me to tears. Too preachy. The book was written to propose feminism ... Read full review

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Ursula K. Le Guin has won many Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Newbery Honor and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.

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