Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin

Genly Ai has the role of ambassador of sorts, sent to invite a new world to join the Ekumen society, which is an alliance of different planets, of a sort.

The planet he is an emissary to has people he finds it pretty hard to understand for quite a while, with their fluid and changeable sexual characteristics and roles.

Misunderstandings and confusion abound, as well as political conflict when Genly and the prime minister he was cultivating end up on the run.

4 out of 5

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