Join us for something a little different this time; we're reading the classic 1975 Hugo Award winner, The Dispossessed. The first part of Le Guin's Hainish cycle explores a political dichotomy which remains incredibly relevant today, as well as offering an illuminating and compassionate insight into the intricate ways in which humans are shaped by the forces of power which surround them.
Seminal post-cyberpunk which explores gender, race, and class in ways that are disappointingly rare across the genre as a whole. Combine this with retrofuturist Victoriana, nanotech, and (often worryingly familiar) future geopolitics, and you've got an unforgettable vision of the near future.
Published by Penguin on June 2nd 2011