"Urras is far more like America than it is unlike, while Anarres's closest parallel would be with the China that Western utopians like to believe in...Miss LeGuin does not pretend that socialism can remove all the horrors of human existence, but shows how they could be much lessened by a society structured so as not to indulge overweening individualism. Her Urras, too, is more than a bugbear world of siren attractions. It is at war with itself and with its own contradictions...'The Dispossessed' is largely a novel of conversations. Often of sixth-form polemics. It is written with thought, care--even love--but its tone is one of unrelieved earnestness."Le Guin, Ursula K. is the author of 'Dispossessed An Ambiguous Utopia', published 1994 under ISBN 9780061054884 and ISBN 0061054887.