The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness

Hainish Cycle #4

Ursula K. Le Guin

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

256 pages | first published 1969

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A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can choose—and change—their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing ...
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Moods

reflective 74%
adventurous 71%
challenging 51%
emotional 38%
mysterious 22%
tense 18%
dark 17%
hopeful 17%
inspiring 17%
sad 16%
informative 5%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 41%
fast 3%

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: 52% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

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