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The Dispossessed

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Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning. Now a brilliant physicist, Shevek, determines to reunite the two civilizations that have been separated by hatred since long before he was born.


  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publish Date: 2003-08-14
  • Book Awards

    Won 3 awards in total (3 unique awards)
  • 1 Nebula
  • 1 Hugo
  • 1 Locus Science Fiction

  • Nominated for 1 (1 unique awards)
  • 1 John W. Campbell

  • Book Award Years
    1975 Hugo Winner: The Dispossessed
    1975 Locus Science Fiction Winner: The Dispossessed
    1975 John W. Campell Award Nominated: The Dispossessed
    1974 Nebula Winner: The Dispossessed

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    Reviews/Comments On The Dispossessed

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    By: Raven
    2015-02-11 06:15:44

    "there is no need to be afraid of bra burning, hairy arm-pitted, men haters in this book"

    I'm not sure to which extend this comment is ironic but the analogy feminists/man-haters, for someone who's commenting on science fiction is quite chocking considering that it is THE genre that helped diffusing feminist theories in literature...

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    RE: The Dispossessed
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    RE: RE: The Dispossessed
    By: Anonymous
    2017-01-01 12:54:37

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    RE: The Dispossessed
    By: Wildbear
    2017-02-07 10:31:36

    Excellent book that I read only this year...it is now one of my all time favorites.

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    RE: The Dispossessed
    By: Anonymous
    2017-09-29 07:15:14

    I am not sure if this book changed my outlook on how we organise societies or reinforced it. This is one of my very favourite books of all time and one that I recommend people to read at every opportunity.

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