The Day Before the Revolution

A short story by Ursula K. Le Guin, prefiguring her amazing novel The Dispossessed. While The Dispossessed takes place a generation or so after Anarres becomes an anarchist """utopia""", this short prologue is written from the perspective of Odo, chief architect of the future-Odonian system of mutual aid and communal living, as she potters around doing day to day business as the news of imminent revolution filters in from other parts of the planet.