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

248 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 69%
challenging 51%
emotional 38%
mysterious 22%
inspiring 18%
dark 17%
hopeful 17%
tense 17%
sad 16%
informative 5%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 41%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 35% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

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