The Left Hand of Darkness
Le Guin, Ursula K.
A must-have deluxe hardcover edition of the queen of science fictionâ€™s trailblazing novel about a planet full of genderless beingsâ€”part of a new collectible series of six Penguin Sci-Fi/Fantasy Classics
A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissaryâ€™s mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can chooseâ€”and changeâ€”their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winterâ€™s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction.