The Left Hand Of Darkness (Virago Modern Classics)

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Genly Ai is a diplomat of sorts, sent to observe the inhabitants of the snowbound planet of Winter. But the isolated, androgynous people are suspicious of this strange, single-gendered visitor. Tucked away in a remote corner of the universe, they have no knowledge of space travel or of life beyond their own world. So, bringing news of a vast coalition of planets they are invited to join, he is met with fear, mistrust and disbelief.

But also something more. For Genly Ai, who sees himself as a bringer of the truth, it is a bittersweet irony that he will discover truths about himself and, in the snow-shrouded strangeness of Winter, find both love and tragedy . . .

First published in the year Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, The Left Hand of Darkness is a classic of science fiction and a masterpiece of modern literature.

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A beguiling read ... Le Guin's sometimes mischievous narrative tone is crisp and fresh (www.sf.com)

A jewel of a story (Frank Herbert)

As profuse and original in invention as The Lord of the Rings (Michael Moorcock)

Delicate yet daring, narrated with immense gravitas...Ursula Le Guin's masterpiece (Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels)

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A 40th Anniversary Edition of one of the most outstanding and enduring classics of science fiction.

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