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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2014, she has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry, and four of translation, and has received many honors and awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, and PEN/Malamud. Her most recent publications are Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems and The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories.--This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
In Ursula K LeGuin's The Dispossessed, several cultures collide when Shevek, a physicist from a culture without private property, travels to a 'propertied' world while working on a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jayson Vavrek
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 21 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