The Left Hand of Darkness

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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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Genly Ai is an ethnologist observing the people of the planet Gethen, a world perpetually in winter. The people there are androgynous, normally neuter, but they can become male ot female at the peak of their sexual cycle. They seem to Genly Ai alien, unsophisticated and confusing. But he is drawn into the complex politics of the planet and, during a long, tortuous journey across the ice with a politician who has fallen from favour and has been outcast, he loses his professional detachment and reaches a painful understanding of the true nature of Gethenians and, in a moving and memorable sequence, even finds love...

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[A] science fiction masterpiece. "Newsweek"
No single work did more to upend the genre s conventions than "The Left Hand of Darkness." "The Paris Review"
A jewel of a story. Frank Herbert, author of "Dune""

[A] science fiction masterpiece. Newsweek
No single work did more to upend the genre s conventions than The Left Hand of Darkness. The Paris Review
A jewel of a story. Frank Herbert, author of Dune"

One of the coolest gifts you can get for your favorite sci-fi geek . . . You re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but these new Penguin Galaxy hardcovers make it really hard. Gizmodo
[A] science fiction masterpiece. Newsweek
No single work did more to upend the genre s conventions than The Left Hand of Darkness. The Paris Review
A jewel of a story. Frank Herbert, author of Dune"

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