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The Dispossessed

#5 Hainish

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Gollancz
01 November 1999
Series: SF Masterworks
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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Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   No.16
Dimensions:   Height: 133mm,  Width: 200mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   238g
ISBN:   9781857988826
ISBN 10:   1857988825
Series:   SF Masterworks
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Author Website:   www.ursulakleguin.com

SALES POINTS * #16 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written * Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards *'Le Guin is a writer of phenomenal power. She sets up enormous challenges and meets them fully; she invites, as Tolkien does, total belief' Observer * 'To be read again and again' -- The Times

Reviews for The Dispossessed (#5 Hainish) (#16 SF Masterworks)

Le Guin's storytelling is sharp, magisterial, funny, thought-provoking and exciting, exhibiting all that science fiction can be * Empire * [Le Guin had] the heart of a poet who knew all too well the difference between miracle and eureka, revelation and revolution * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Le Guin's book ... is so persuasive that it ought to put a stop to the writing of prescriptive Utopias for at least 10 years * NEW YORK TIMES * A deeply imagined work of art * Encyclopedia of Science Fiction * A well told tale signifying a good deal; one to be read again and again * THE TIMES * An extraordinary work ... [Le Guin] created a working society in exquisite detail ... a fully realised hypothetical culture [as well as] living breathing characters who are inevitable products of that culture -- Baird Searles The book I wish I had written ... It's so far away from my own imagination, I'd love to sit at my desk one day and discover that I could think and write like Ursula Le Guin -- Roddy Doyle * THE TIMES *


  • Short-listed for John W Campbell Award 1975
  • Short-listed for John W Campbell Award 1975 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for John W Campbell Award 1975.

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