Winter is an Earth-like planet with two major differences: conditions are semi artic even at the warmest time of the year, and the inhabitants are all of the same sex. Tucked away in a remote corner of the universe, they have no knowledge of space travel or of life beyond their own world. And when a strange envoy from space brings news of a vast coalition of planets which they are invited to join, he is met with fear, mistrust and disbelief. . .
'The Left Hand of Darkness' is a groundbreaking work of feminist science fiction, an imaginative masterpiece which poses challenging questions about sexuality, sexism and the organisation of society.
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A beguiling read... Le Guin's sometimes mischievous narrative tone is crisp and fresh ( www.sf.com)
A jewel of a story. ( Frank Herbert)
As profuse and original in invention as The Lord of the Rings. ( Michael Moorcock)
Delicate yet daring, narrated with immense gravitas...Ursula Le Guin's masterpiece ( - Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels)
A stunning re-issue of one of the most outstanding and enduring classics of science fiction.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060125748
Book Description Harpercollins, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060125748