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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness
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Thoughtful and thought provoking

8 years, 4 months ago at Apr 7 6:24
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From the summary of the book:
"On the planet Winter, there is no gender. The Gethenians can become male of female during each mating cycle, and that is something other cultures find incomprehensible.

The Ekumen of Known Worlds has sent an ethnologist to study the inhabitants of this forbidding, ice bound world..."

This book speaks at different levels. It is a t... read more
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Manufacturer: Ace Books
Release date: 15 March 1987
ISBN-10 : 0441478123 | ISBN-13: 9780441478125
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