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The Left Hand of Darkness

(1969)
(The fourth book in the Hainish Cycle series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel
Nebula Awards Best Novel
A science fiction novel which tells the story of Winter, an Earth-like planet where the weather conditions are semi-arctic and the inhabitants are all of the same sex, which is invited to join a coalition of planets.


Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A jewel of a story." - Frank Herbert

"As profuse and original in invention as The Lord of the Rings...Miss LeGuin makes this book something more than the graceful and accomplished fantasy it most certainly is." - Michael Moorcock

"Has all the depth, impact and scope of Dune...this has to be one of the year's best books." - Ted White


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