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Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, four volumes of poetry, and nineteen novels. Her best-known fantasy works, the Earthsea books, have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. Her first major work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness, is considered epochmaking in the field because of its radical investigation of gender roles and its moral and literary complexity.
Three of Le Guin's books have been finalists for the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and among the many honors her writing has received are the National Book Award, five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards, the Kafka Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.--This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
Great service, book arrived super fast. Great book, goes a little slow but not so slow it is makes it unpleasant to read. Read morePublished 15 months ago by diana meister
One of the most overtly political science fiction novels - and one certainly deserving of the term "speculative fiction" - ever published, "The Dispossessed" remains Ursula K. Read morePublished on July 19 2012 by John Kwok
The Dispossessed is one of my favourite books - one that almost always gets re-read when I pick it up just by accident. Ursula K. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2004 by Andrew Thomson
There is a planet called Urras. To earthling readers in 1974 it is remarkably familiar, dominated politically by the highly centralized communist state of Thu and the dynamic... Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by snalen
LeGuin does for anarchosyndicalism what Ayn Rand attempts to do for capitalism. The difference? LeGuin succeeds. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by Robert J. Kolker
There are three groups of people in the world: those whose favorite LeGuin book is THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS; those whose favorite LeGuin book is THE DISPOSSESSED; and ... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003 by Chris Moriarty, author of SPIN STATE (Bantam 2003)
I read this book years ago and have re-read it many times. It and Left Hand of Darkness are my favorite novels by LeGuin. Both books start with a what-if premise. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003 by J. Badger
This book ranks high in my top ten list, and actually well above the Left Hand of Darkness. It's characters are complex and interesting and the political commentary is insightful. Read morePublished on July 22 2003 by Sarah Conklin