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veen  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi Club no. 42: The Dispossessed

Cool!

If it helps, it's the first in the Hainish Cycle chronologically. So you could say you're just reading her work in the universes' temporal order.




bhrgunatha  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Are the books independent enough to read them in that order?

Or do you think it would spoil the experience if I continued?

I'm really intrigued by the approach.

ilex  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I read The Left Hand of Darkness first and it's events are disjoint enough from The Dispossessed that both can stand on their own.

Although now I really need to get the rest of the Hainish Cycle books...

veen  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Supposedly, the book's events spark things that happen in the rest of the series.