Nov 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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In November we'll be covering our very first science fiction title. Don't worry, 'The Left Hand of Darkness' isn't about space monsters or talking robots.
Instead, imagine another planet much like ours, with a few crucial differences. For one thing, it's always cold. Freezing cold. More importantly, it's populated by people who - at least most of the time - are completely androgynous!
Le Guin grapples with some really complex questions about gender and sexuality in this book. 'The Left Hand of Darkness' might prove to be a more controversial work but hopefully it will generate some interesting discussion.
Rebecca and Beverley