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Book Information: Left Hand of Darkness, the

Left Hand of Darkness, the (1969) [Novel]
by Ursula K. Le Guin Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Hainish / Novels of the Ekumen

Summary (From the publisher):

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. Completely 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.

Original title: The Left Hand of Darkness
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventureLost Worlds and Colonies
FictionScience FictionSpecies EvolutionShape & Sex Change
FictionScience FictionSex & Gender Roles

Edition #1: The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)
Awards: Hugo: Novel (1970), Nebula: Novel (1969)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: 1st
Blurbs:
  • "SF Masterpiece" Newsweek
  • "As profuse and original in invention as The Lord of the Rings." Michael Moorcock
  • "What got to me was the quality of the story-telling. She's taken the mythology, psychology - the entire creative surround - and woven it into a jewel of a story." Frank Herbert
  • "Ursula Le Guin's world of Winter is real; from the first page you find yourself totally immersed in it, and at the last page you come out of it with a start and a shiver. Anybody who can write a novel like this has my respect and admiration" Damon Knight
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The Left Hand of Darkness (2009)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9781857230741
Dimensions: 4.2 x 7.0 x 0.8 in
Pages: 248

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The Left Hand of Darkness (2004)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 0760759146
Pages: 286

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The Left Hand of Darkness (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 0441007317
Pages: 320

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The Left Hand of Darkness (1994)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Walker & Company
ISBN: 0802713025
Pages: 325
Notes: 25th anniversary edition. with a new afterword and appendices by the author.

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The Left Hand of Darkness (1992)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 1857230744
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.1 x 0.7 in
Pages: 256

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The Left Hand of Darkness (1987)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 0441478123
Pages: 304

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The Left Hand of Darkness (1981)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0708880819
Pages: 256

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