The Left Hand Of Darkness
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"The Left Hand Of Darkness" Summary

By Ursula K. Le Guin

science fiction | 222 pages | Published in 2012

ISBN_13: 9781405525275
ISBN_10: 1405525274

Estimated read time: 1 min read

One Sentence Summary

A human envoy navigates the complex politics and cultures of an alien planet where the inhabitants are ambisexual.

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The Left Hand Of Darkness FAQ

  1. What is 'The Left Hand of Darkness' about?

    The Left Hand of Darkness is a science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, set on the planet Gethen. It explores themes of gender, politics, and identity, as an envoy from an interplanetary confederation visits Gethen to persuade its leaders to join the alliance.

  2. What genre is 'The Left Hand of Darkness'?

    The Left Hand of Darkness is a work of science fiction, known for its exploration of sociopolitical and anthropological themes within the genre.

  3. Is 'The Left Hand of Darkness' part of a series?

    No, 'The Left Hand of Darkness' is a standalone novel and is not part of a series.

  4. What are some key themes in 'The Left Hand of Darkness'?

    Key themes in 'The Left Hand of Darkness' include gender identity, cultural differences, the nature of power, and the complexities of communication and understanding.

  5. Is 'The Left Hand of Darkness' suitable for young readers?

    The novel contains complex themes and may not be suitable for very young readers. It is generally recommended for older teens and adults.