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 - wishanem - LibraryThing
This is the story of a scientist from a very poor anarchist society who spends some time visiting a totalitarian capitalist oligarchy. There is some subtlety and depth to the society that the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RajivC - LibraryThing
People fear original thinkers. If there is one thing that I will take away from the book, it is this lesson. “The Dispossessed” is a strange book, and probably deserves a second reading. You can read ... Read full review