The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Winter is an Earth-like planet with two major differences: conditions are semi arctic 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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The 730th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 46th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 64th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  3. - 80th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)

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The Left Hand of Darkness by Guin,Ursula K. Le. [1987] Paperback Paperback 1442220 $174.61 $2.70
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[The Left Hand of Darkness] [by: Ursula K. Le Guin] Paperback 1938491 $26.93 1996
The Left Hand of Darkness Mass Market Paperback 5641 $5.97 $4.99 1987
The Left Hand of Darkness (Ace Science Fiction) Paperback 16956 $8.00 $5.92 2000
The Left Hand of Darkness (S.F. Masterworks) Hardcover 697334 $279.86 $6.23 2001
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Left Hand Darkness Mass Market Paperback 2399866 $11.32 $1.36 1984
The Left Hand of Darkness Hardcover 1268768 $58.95 $1.76 1969
The Left Hand of Darkness Kindle Edition 8148 2000
Ursula K. Le Guin: Hainish Novels and Stories, Vol. 1: Rocannon's World / Planet of Exile / City of Illusions / The Left Hand of Darkness / The Dispossessed / Stories (The Library of America) Hardcover 1256354 $30.94 2017
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The Left Hand of Darkness (Penguin Galaxy) Hardcover 27813 $22.32 2016