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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin | Mass market

Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking work of science fiction--winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants' gender is fluid. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the strange, intriguing culture 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 intellectual science fiction.

**Rich's Staff Pick**

I read this book when it first appeared in 1969. It became a hit of the anti-war movement as it promoted a society without war. It is still a telling story about acceptance of other cultures through peaceful ways and expanding your view of the world.