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The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Dispossessed
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857988826 (1857988825)
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
Category:
Science Fiction
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pareidolia
pareidolia rated it
3.0 The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin's famous novel cannot hide its time of conception: it's clearly a work influenced by the Cold War. But without doubt it's still relevant today; I think it should be required reading, not only for Science Fiction-fans, but for everyone, especially in a time that's so busy building walls. Th...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.5 Heavy think
This one strained my brain quite a bit. It's a very involved book where social, political, economical structures, customs, morals, ethics, sex and peer pressure are concerned. Yeah, it runs the gamut, and befits a character that is what we'd call an activist. I liked how the story is built, with t...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
4.0
Composto di ciottoli e malta, divide Urras da Anarres. Da entrambe le parti si può guardare al di là del muro e anche un bambino può scavalcarlo senza difficoltà. Non è la sua altezza, ma l’idea di confine, di limite, di separazione a renderlo importante. E tragico, a pensarci bene. Un muro “ambigu...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Anarres vs. Urras - Ambiguous Walls: “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin
Published 1994. “There was a wall. It did not look important…But the idea was real…Like all walls it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon the which side of it you were on”. In “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin "Call me Shevek. Some year...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: The Dispossessed
Ideas alone do not make great novels. I see this truth most clearly illustrated in Orwell's 1984, but there have been many other novels that neglected the story for some random thought or theory. There are many people who love these stories—I, in my many attempts to figure out what is wrong with me,...
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