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The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6)
by Ursula K. Le Guin

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The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6) by Ursula K. Le Guin Overview

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can choose -and change - their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can choose -and change - their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.

Ursula K. Le Guin

About The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6) Description

As of 2013, Ursula K. Le Guin has published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. Forthcoming

Data Book The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6)

Original Title The Left Hand of Darkness ISBN 0441007317 (ISBN13: 9780441007318 ) Edition Language English Series Hainish Cycle #6 Characters Genly Ai, Therem Harth rem ir Estraven, Argaven XV Literary Awards Hugo Award for Best Novel (1970), Nebula Award for Best Novel (1969), James Tiptree Jr. Award for Retrospective (8)