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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin It was a tad slow to begin with, because, by having buildt up an entirely new world, Le Guin had to spend some time describing and explaining it, through the newly arrived alien, Genly Ai, to the planet Winter. It made for complex and difficult narration at first.

But some way into the novel, the world of Winter, with its strange customs and lack of gender, became fixed in my mind, until it was hard to break free of its influence.

Le Guin has full control over what really good science fiction does; creates questions and speculations about the nature of the world, reality and most of all - mankind.