Check out my The Dispossessed book summary and Review that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book. Planet der Have-Knots (Originally The Disposed: An Obscure Utopia, Other German Titles Die Antigneten and Frey Gister) by 1974 American author Ursula K. A novel by Le Guin.

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This is a utopia where he envisioned an "equinox universe". Drama, where they have other works (see Heinish cycle).

The Dispossessed book summary :

The book is set on the dual planets Uras and Pineapple. Uras is the world of origin of the human-like inhabitants, from which, after the failed anarchist revolution, the rebels went into exile in Pineapple. After that, mutual separation was agreed,

Was broken up by only a small exchange of goods (the story of the founder Odo's history and philosophy, Le Guin, is presented in The Day Before the Revolution, in the volume of the twelve-line story of the compass. Rose).

The novel takes place 200 years after this incident. Uras has evolved into a high-tech world with many competing authoritarian systems, including a capitalist state as well as a socialist state and a military dictatorship. Anarchists deny their existence on the uninhabited neighboring planet Pineapple and try to be true to their ideals (and their founder).

The main character is Shevek, a brilliant theoretical physicist from Pineapple who is working to develop a general temporal theory that will enable, among other things, light communication and travel faster. However, his work is less respected in Anares and his attempt to communicate with scientists in Uras is seen as treason.

Nevertheless, he set out on the planet Uras to complete the theory of general temporal theory in collaboration with local scientists. In doing so, he struggled with the conditions he met, but also with the anarchist teachings of his homeland.

The novel follows a variety of stories in turn - the journey of the protagonist Urus and the events that took place there, on the one hand, and his life in Pineapple from birth on the other. This parallel representation describes not only the contrast between the two forms of society, but also the transformation of the original character.

The novel won the Hugo Prize and the Nebula Prize; Both are considered the most important prizes in English language science fiction literature.

Planet of the Have-Knots is considered the latest modern utopia. Utopia researcher Richard Sage sees Ursula Le Guin's novels as well as Ernest Callenbach's novels Öko-Utopia (Ekotopia) and Marge Pierce as classics that mark the end of modern utopias.

The feature of the novel, however, is a rather critical and distant one, and not an enthusiastic depiction of the condition of the pineapple. The political community in Pineapple is located on a hospitable planet and therefore faces extreme environmental restrictions and extreme shortages of goods, leading to a distribution conflict. In addition, the free cooperation of peers is undermined by bureaucracy. A similarly divisive picture of society is not found for Uras. Here the author's refusal is clearly expressed.

The text does not give the reader a definite rating in keeping with the original subtitles. "An important local image - a vaguely obscure one - the wall is turned on the first page. It is associated with the image / concept of the prison; the question arises again and again as to who has been left out or included, which side of the wall one is standing on." (Douglas repeatedly)

The novel is one of the few SF works in the West to be published in the GDR - although a later term where Le Guin has been certified as "non-authoritarian communism".

The Dispossessed book Review :

Urras, a clear symbol for the world, consists of multiple states and governments that are in conflict with each other. The state that we hear the most about is characterized by a highly stratified and oppressive system of A-lo capitalism. Its isolated social reality seems to be the opposite of the humor and reserves that characterize the planet's physical environment.

Pineapple, free from private property, stateless, dedicated to cooperatives - dusty and dry, without the life of many plants or animals. Seven generations ago, a revolutionary uprising in Ursus inspired a group of anarchist rebels to settle for the first time in Anares. The new society was founded on the ideas of a philosopher named Odo, who took mythology into the cultural memory of anarchy.

The protagonist of The Disposed, Shevek, is a brilliant anarchist physicist who feels misunderstood by his society. He wants to share his theories with others who will understand them and develop appropriate uses for them. Shevak believes that the improved infrastructure and economy of Uras will be the answer.

He wants to establish a friendly relationship between the two planets, an idea that seems silly to his people. Despite this, Shevek expressed his personal freedom as an Odinian anarchist and traveled to Uras. At first, Shevak is mesmerized by the seemingly comfortable lifestyle shown by the Zinnia hosts, if a little restrained and obviously extravagant and ‘egoistic’ he notices.

 Soon, however, he became aware of the forced sacrifice of the oppressed lower classes for the benefit of the rich - an awareness that some readers may feel parallel to our own reality. In the end, Shevak faces the possibility of taking too much risk in order to maintain his faith.

While there is no question that The Disposed has been classified as science fiction, the science and technologies involved do not seem to be too high-tech or glamorous. Nothing about the book is flashy. Every element is substantial, and well thought out. Laguin does not romanticize the image of his utopian planet, Pineapple.

As if it were a description of a real society, he presents the flaws of society, and draws attention to the mistakes and challenges that people always face in order to uphold a set of ideals.


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