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The Left Hand of Darkness (Misc)
Series: Misc
Genre: SF
ISBN: 1860491898
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Virago Modern Classics
Price: £6.99
Reader Rating: 8 out of 10
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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Description: Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year.

'The Left Hand of Darkness' is a classic of science fiction, an imaginative masterpiece which poses challenging, highly relevant questions about sexuality, sexism and the organisation of society. It won both Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel.

Mr Ai has been sent ot observe the inhabitants of the snow-bound planet of Winter. An androgynous people, like animals they enter phases of sexuality and can be both mother and father at different times in their lives. To Mr Ai they seem alien, unsophisticated, confusing. But during a long, torturous journey across the ice, he finds himself losing some of his professional detachment, befriending one of their outcasts, and reaching a painful understanding of their true nature. But will he ever learn to see them as they see themselves?
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