The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula Le Guin

Synopsis: A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary’s mission to Winter, an unknown 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. Exploring questions of psychology, society, and human emotion in an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction.


First Published: 1969 | ISBN: 978-0441007318

The Left Hand of Darkness is a science fiction novel by U.S. writer Ursula K. Le Guin, published in 1969. The novel became immensely popular and established Le Guin’s status as a major author of science fiction. – Wikipedia

Mini-bio: Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was an American novelist. She also authored children’s books and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction, and wrote poetry and essays. Her work was first published in the 1960s and often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and ethnography. In 2016, The New York Times described her as “America’s greatest living science fiction writer”, although she said that she would prefer to be known as an “American novelist”. – Wikipedia

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