Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1974
Genre Scifi
Origin US
My Copy cheap paperback
First Read January 04, 2013

The Dispossessed



A scifi story about two twin planets - one much like ours, and another that operates without personal ownership. It's interesting, but I wanted to edit it down to a novella.

Noted on February 11, 2013

And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. You need distance, interval. The way to see how beautiful the earth is, is to see it as the moon. The way to see how beautiful life is, is from the vantage point of death.

Quoted on February 11, 2013

For we each of us deserve everything, every luxury that was ever piled in the tombs of the dead kings, and we each of us deserve nothing, not a mouthful of bread in hunger. Have we not eaten while another starved? Will you punish us for that? Will you reward us for the virtue of starving while others ate? No man earns punishment, no man earns reward. Free your mind of the idea of deserving, the idea of earning, and you will begin to be able to think.

Quoted on February 11, 2013


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