The Left Hand of Darkness

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Ursula K. Le Guin

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1.1 [2021-07-22 Thu]

Continuing to enjoy muchly. Lots of great observations about how societies work, but not in a heavy-handed way, fits nicely in to the narrative. I like the quote from Le Guin, that she "eliminated gender, to find out what was left".

1.2 [2021-07-14 Wed]

Enjoying this muchly so far. There's something melliflous about the way Le Guin writes.

It feels similar to The Dispossessed so far in that it's about a stranger in a strange land. The strange land seems to be one involving monarchy. With another interesting characteristic being the absence of gender.

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