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

320 pages | first published 1969

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

reflective 76%
adventurous 66%
challenging 50%
emotional 38%
sad 22%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 19%
mysterious 19%
dark 18%
tense 15%
informative 5%
funny 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 41%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 46% | A mix: 41% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 10% | N/A: 0%

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4.02