‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ Turns 50

March 14, 2019 | 1 book mentioned

Fifty years after the publication of Ursula K. Le Guin‘s classic work of science fiction The Left Hand of Darkness, and less than one after the author’s death, Charlie Jane Anders writes for the Paris Review about how the book served as “a guidebook to a place I desperately wanted to visit but had never known how to reach.” Read about Le Guin’s “ambisexual world” and its warm, provocative, occasionally brutal vision of an alternative society.

is a staff writer for The Millions. Born and raised in New York, she now lives in the Midwest, where she is a PhD student in American literature.

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