The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness

Hainish Cycle

Ursula K. Le Guin

fiction classics science fiction speculative fiction adventurous challenging reflective medium-paced

288 pages | first published 1969

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*Now celebrating its 50th anniversary* A deluxe hardcover edition of the queen of science fiction's trailblazing novel about a planet full of genderless beings--part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring...
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Moods

reflective 75%
adventurous 71%
challenging 50%
emotional 37%
mysterious 21%
tense 19%
dark 17%
hopeful 17%
inspiring 17%
sad 16%
informative 5%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 40%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 34% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

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