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

304 pages | first published 1969

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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 icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is fluid. His goa...
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Moods

reflective 75%
adventurous 70%
challenging 51%
emotional 38%
mysterious 22%
inspiring 18%
tense 18%
dark 17%
hopeful 17%
sad 16%
informative 5%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 41%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 35% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

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