The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin
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The Dispossessed


An excellent novel!

We urgently need a Sub-Genre tag for political SF - how are supposed to categorize novels (not to mention collections, stories, anthologies and related non-fiction works) by Ursula K. Le Guin and Kim Stanley Robinson - two of the best and most highly rated and awarded authors in the field???

This novel is NOT a Dystopia - please help me educate the misinformed people who said it was. It is a political / lyrical example of a (mostly) plausible society based on anarchy. The author comes to the very sensible conclusion that one realistic way to have a functioning anarchy would be to propose that it be based on people's needs rather than people's wants. LeGuin has NOT based her utopia on a consumer society - her characters do not spend their rich lives accumulating more and more stuff.

In brief - (anarchist) utopia is not for sissies!