The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780441007318
  • 320 Pages
  • Ace
  • Adult

Overview

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can 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. 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.

Praise

“[A] science fiction masterpiece.”—Newsweek

 

“A jewel of a story.”—Frank Herbert

 

“As profuse and original in invention as The Lord of the Rings.”—Michael Moorcock

 

“An instant classic.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 

“Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own.”—The Boston Globe

 

“Stellar…A triumphant return to the magic-drenched world of Earthsea…Le Guin is still at the height of her powers, a superb stylist with a knack for creating characters who are both wise and deeply humane. A major event in fantasy literature.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

“Richly told…Le Guin hasn’t lost her touch. She draws us into the magical land and its inhabitants’ doings immediately.”—Booklist

 

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