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The left hand of darkness

Author: Ursula K Le Guin; Lena Fong Lueg; Jack Gaughan; Walker and Company,
Publisher: New York : Walker and Company, [1969] ©1969
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Le Guin's Hainish series begins with the assumption that centuries ago humanoids from the planet Hain ventured through the solar system establishing colonies on various planets including Earth. For mysterious reasons these colonies lose all contact and knowledge of each other until the 21st century when an attempt is made to establish a galactic league. Individual stories in this loosely organized series explore the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula K Le Guin; Lena Fong Lueg; Jack Gaughan; Walker and Company,
OCLC Number: 15543
Notes: First hardcover edition. Consult Currey.
"Jacket design by Lena Fong Lueg. Jacket illustration by Jack Gaughan"--Dust jacket.
Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A parade in Erhenrang --
The place inside the blizzard --
The mad king --
The nineteenth day --
The domestication of Hunch --
One way into Orgoreyn --
The question of sex --
Another way into Orgoreyn --
Estraven the traitor --
Conversations in mishnory --
Soliloquies in mishnory --
On time and darkness --
Down on the farm --
The escape --
To the ice --
Between Drumner and Dremegole --
An Orgota creation myth --
On the ice --
Homecoming --
A fool's errand --
The Gethenian calendar and clock.
Responsibility: by Ursula K. LeGuin.

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Le Guin's Hainish series begins with the assumption that centuries ago humanoids from the planet Hain ventured through the solar system establishing colonies on various planets including Earth. For mysterious reasons these colonies lose all contact and knowledge of each other until the 21st century when an attempt is made to establish a galactic league. Individual stories in this loosely organized series explore the inherent communication difficulties in the mingling and clash of cultures that, over the centuries of separation, have developed widely disparate social and political structures as well as a range of biological differences.

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