I read the Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. Finally an interesting book! It did have aspects of the socialist utopia that threw me into such a rage last time and it also had a capitalist society fully justified in its own self righteousness. The author actually struck a pretty good balance. Since one has to win in the end there obviously was some thumb on the scales but the argument was not totally one sided.
I also felt that the feel of this sci-fi was timeless. I’m pretty sure it’s modern (yep, 2010) but nothing dated it to now. The technology could have existed in a Asimov book from 1950, but the physics was so much more involved, without going off the deep end like Rainbows End.
It was not perfect, but it was a nice surprise give some of the mediocre sci-fi I’ve had recommended by Audible lately. Also, perfect would have been predictable, and this largely escaped from that crime.