The Left Hand of DarknessBook - 1980 1969
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BostonPL_AnnaD Oct 14, 2017
Book discussion date: January 23, 2018. Sci-Fi. While a lone emissary to Winter tries to facilitate the planet's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization, he gets to know the locals who can choose - and change - their gender.
BostonPL_EileenS May 12, 2018
A human ambassador is sent to Winter, a planet where the inhabitants can change their gender whenever they choose. The goal is to persuade Winter to become part of a new intergalactic civilization.
BostonPL_LauraB Feb 06, 2018
My book club was discussing this book last night just as the news broke of her passing away. I feel a bit guilty about giving it a low rating, but I was mostly just really bored/confused by this book. I think I'm just not a SF person. I would still be interested to try Wizard of Earthsea - fantas... Read More »
Perhaps the book Le Guin is most known for, this science fiction novel will forever be held as a great novel of the genre. Filled to the brim with social commentary, generations have enjoyed its intelligence and imagination.
BostonPL_AnnaD Jan 23, 2018
This book always gets me in the end. I’m not sure what to say about it. Most of this, until about the second half, is not something I would normally read. Yet, I’ve enjoyed it twice now.
Le Guin calls the Genethians androgynous, though I think I see them more as intersex, and somewhat similar... Read More »