by Ursula K. Le Guin
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.
"A well told tale signifying a good deal; one to be read again and again" - The Times
"The book I wish I had written ... It's so far away from my own imagination, I'd love to sit at my desk one day and discover that I could think and write like Ursula Le Guin" - Roddy Doyle
"Le Guin is a writer of phenomenal power" The Observer
Size:197 x 129 x 22 (mm)
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co