Ursula K. Le Guinâs 1974 novel, about a society with no government or laws, remains a thoughtful exploration of politics and economics decades later.
April 2, 2021
Ursula K. Le Guinâs 1974 novel The Dispossessed depicts a society with no laws or government, an experiment in ânonviolent anarchism.â Science fiction author Matthew Kressel was impressed by the bookâs thoughtful exploration of politics and economics.
âAfter reading The Dispossessed, I was just blown away,â Kressel says in Episode 460 of the Geekâs Guide to the Galaxy podcast. âIt was just such an intellectual book. Itâs so philosophical, and it was so different from a lot of the science fiction I had read before that. It made me want to read more of Le Guinâs work.â
Science fiction author Anthony Ha counts The Dispossessed as one of his all-time favorite books. âI would be hard pressed to think of another novel that made as strong an impression on me,â he says. âI was insufferable about it. I put quotes in my email signatures, and I identified as an anarchist for several years after that.â