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The story is set in a universe where there are 2 sister planets, which run on completely different ideologies:

Urras: an Earth-like planet, with many states, the most powerful one described as a capitalist one
Anarres: an arid planet with an anarchic society: no rulers, no private property, and no government.

A rat looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a rattrap. Retreating to the farmyard the rat proclaimed the warning; “There is a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in the house!”

When she looked ahead, Florence Chadwick saw nothing but a solid wall of fog. Her body was numb. She had been swimming for nearly sixteen hours.

Already she was the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions.