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 adventurous reflective medium-paced

304 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 75%
adventurous 66%
challenging 49%
emotional 39%
sad 23%
hopeful 20%
mysterious 20%
dark 19%
inspiring 18%
tense 16%
informative 4%
funny 0%
relaxing 0%

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medium 55%
slow 40%
fast 3%

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Character: 46% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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