The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Dispossessed Cover



Warning! If you are looking for a 'lasers-blazing-shoot-em-up-in-space' type of SF story, then you are considering the wrong book. Ok, with that out of the way, here is our quick review:

At it's heart, 'The Dispossessed' is a rather brilliant treatise on societal structures. Le Guin is an absolute master at showing both sides of an issue, (in this instance it is the difference between anarchy and capitalism). She does this without condoning or condemning either side. She also never condescends to the reader. Le Guin walks that fine line with such precision that I always reach the end of her stories wishing they had no end.