The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness

Hainish Cycle

Ursula K. Le Guin with Charlie Jane Anders (Contributor)

307 pages first pub 1969 (editions)

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

Description

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERSUrsula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.A lone human ambassador is sent to the ice...

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Moods

reflective 74%
adventurous 72%
challenging 50%
emotional 39%
mysterious 23%
dark 20%
tense 20%
hopeful 19%
sad 18%
inspiring 17%
informative 6%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 39%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 35% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

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