The Dispossessed

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9781857988826
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Gollancz
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  • : August 1999
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
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  • : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • : Paperback
  • : 9911
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  • : English
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  • : very good
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  • : 336
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Barcode 9781857988826
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Description

"One of the greats....Not just a science fiction writer; a literary icon." - Stephen King
From the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust -- and the man who risks everything to reunite them.
A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras--a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart.
To visit Urras--to learn, to teach, to share--will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist's gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.

Promotion info

No.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

Awards

Shortlisted for John W Campbell Award 1975.

Author description

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