The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2000 - Fiction - 320 pages
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS

Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is fluid. 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 strange, intriguing culture 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.
 

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Title Page Copyright Dedication Introduction Authors Note
A Parade in Erhenrang
The Place Inside the Blizzard
The Mad King
The Nineteenth
The Domestication of Hunch
One Way into Orgoreyn
The Question of
Another Way into Orgoreyn
Estraven the Traitor
Conversations in Mishnory
Soliloquies in Mishnory
On Time and Darkness
Down on the Farm
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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929. She was the bestselling author of the Earthsea books and the Hainish books, including The Left Hand of Darkness, which was awarded both the Nebula and the Hugo Awards. With the awarding of the 1975 Hugo and Nebula Awards to The Dispossessed, she became the first author to win both awards twice for novels. She passed away in 2018.

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