Book Review: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin is a remarkable work of literature. I almost never choose favorites, but I can say without a doubt that this is one of my all-time favorite novels.

The basic premise is fairly simple. The Tau Ceti star system is home to two twin planets, Urras and Anarres. Urras is a verdant, hospitable world that has been inhabited by humanoid life for millennia. Anarres, on the other hand, is a sparsely populated desert world that was settled two hundred years ago by revolutionary anarchists. Aside from a single freighter that periodically makes the trip, the two worlds — archist Urras and anarchist Anarres — are completely isolated from each other. The story starts with the first person traveling from Anarres to Urras since the revolution that lead to the settlement of Anarres.

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I’m Going To Be A Father!

My wife Grace and I have some huge news! Or depending on your perspective, some tiny news. Grace is pregnant! We’re going to have a baby! Our little one is due to arrive in April. We’re happy about this news

Posted in Personal, Treesong's Child

Summer Cli-Fi Sale

Trying to beat the summer heat? Why not find a spot in the shade and read some cool cli-fi? I’m pleased to announce that I’m having a summer sale on climate fiction (cli-fi). My two novels, Change and Goodbye Miami, are on sale

Posted in Books, Change, Cli-Fi, Global Warming, Goodbye Miami, Strange Beginnings, Treesong's Books

Will “Goodbye Miami” Become A Reality?

My second novel, Goodbye Miami, features a dramatic rise in sea level between now and the year 2030. This was mostly just a literary device — a simple way to explore the consequences of sea level rise in the near future rather than telling a story in some

Posted in Books, Cli-Fi, Global Warming, Goodbye Miami, Politics, Sea Level Rise, Treesong's Books
My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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