The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
Synopsis: 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.
1974 NEBULA AWARD WINNER
1975 HUGO AWARD WINNER
First Published: 1974 | ISBN-13: 978-1857988826
Author’s Homepage: http://www.ursulakleguin.com