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The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle, #6)
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Sam (legoman_86) | 131 comments Mod
Fourth and final discussion thread


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Sam (legoman_86) | 131 comments Mod
I really enjoyed chapter 10, where Shevek meets the Terran ambassador. Earth has had a rough go of it.

Shevek has tried to change the way people think on two planets. The book ended rather abruptly, I wonder how he'll be welcomed back on Annares? Will the Annerasti allow contact with other worlds? I think they might eventually, but not for a while.

So it was Ursula K. Le Guin who invented the ansible. It must have been a book of hers that's referred to in Ender's Game:

The official name is Philotic Parallax Instantaneous Communicator, but somebody dredged the name ansible out of an old book somewhere and it caught on.


I enjoyed this book. The story was slower paced than I usually go for. Are the rest of the books by this author similar? I might read more.


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