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 - Ailinel - LibraryThing
Easily identifiable as a Le Guin work, this story is non-chronological and manages to fully realize two societies without providing detailed descriptions of every imaginable aspect of them. Instead ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Clevermonkey - LibraryThing
Political sci-fi at its best. Intelligent writing with no tired good-vs-evil. Thoughtful look at the strengths and weaknesses of capitalist and collectivist societies, and how human nature undermines (or softens) each 'pure' ideology. Read full review