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

256 pages | first published 1969

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Winter is an Earth-like planet with two major differences: conditions are semi artic even at the warmest time of the year, and the inhabitants are all of the same sex. Tucked away in a remote corner of the universe, they have no knowledge of space...
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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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4.03

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