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The Principle of Simultaneity is a scientific breakthrough which will revolutionize interstellar civilization by making possible instantaneous communication. It is the life work of Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the arid anarchist world of Anarres.



But Shevek's work is being stifled by jealous colleagues, so he travels to Anarres's sister-planet Urras, hoping to find more liberty and tolerance there. But he soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game.

Fiction & PoetryFantasyFiction & PoetryScience Fiction Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 12/08/1999 ISBN-13: 9781857988826  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Read more at http://sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/le_guin_ursula_k

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I don’t think I read a better novel last year. A friend who reads a lot of science fiction was trying to educate me on the topic, and this was the first book on the list. I felt like a child reading it – by which I mean I was totally subsumed in it. It was if the book was real and my life was the fiction.

Zadie Smith - 10/08/2012

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