The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin

Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.
The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia is a 1974 utopian science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, set in the same fictional universe as that of The Left Hand of Darkness.

status checked out
genre Sci-Fi
publisher Avon
publish date 1974
popularity checked out 6 time(s)


  • By Kyle Chastain -

    Fucking epic. There’s so much cool shit in here: descriptions of an anarcho-syndicalist world in a scarce environment, conflict and questions over the nature and definition of freedom, existential dread, romance and interesting thought experiments around romantic relationship dynamics on an anarchist world, all in all just a fantastic story.

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