Friday, December 17, 2010

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin

In the Anarchist Library

This is an thoughtful and nuanced science fiction book that happens to take the idea of anarchism (a socialist-anarchist flavor) seriously enough to give us a whole planet.

What is a word for a utopia that isn't a utopia? Not a distopia either. Just a simple 'topia. A view of a world and how it might be. Things that work and things that don't. Excellent ideas and really bad ones. That's what this story is about. An anarchist society on the moon, that leaves all us Capitalists and propertarians down here on this troubled sphere to fend for ourselves.

If you've read The Fountainhead in the last ten years, this is the antidote.
(Review by Wes)

311 pages 
Published July 1975 by Avon Books

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