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The left hand of darkness

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NoveList Series:
Hainish series volume 6.
New York : Ace Books, 1983.
Physical Desc:
304 pages ; 18 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 7 - AR Pts: 15
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"A deluxe hardcover edition of the queen of science fiction's trailblazing novel about a planet full of genderless beings--part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary's mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose--and change--their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Exploring questions of psychology, society, and human emotion in an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction. Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Neuromancer by William Gibson For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"--

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0441478123 :
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Level 7, 15 Points
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Originally published 1969.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Le Guin, U. K. (1983). The left hand of darkness. New York, Ace Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018. 1983. The Left Hand of Darkness. New York, Ace Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018, The Left Hand of Darkness. New York, Ace Books, 1983.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness. New York, Ace Books, 1983.

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