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New Meetup: "The Left Hand of Darkness" By Ursula K. LeGuin

From: Steph
Sent on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:23 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group!

What: "The Left Hand of Darkness" By Ursula K. LeGuin

When: Monday, August 16,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Barnes and Noble
175 Glastonbury Blvd
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Genly Ai is an emissary from the human galaxy to Winter, a lost, stray world. His mission is to bring the planet back into the fold of an evolving galactic civilization, but to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own culture and prejudices and those that he encounters. On a planet where people are of no gender--or both--this is a broad gulf indeed. The inventiveness and delicacy with which Le Guin portrays her alien world are not only unusual and inspiring, they are fundamental to almost all decent science fiction that has been written since. In fact, reading Le Guin again may cause the eye to narrow somewhat disapprovingly at the younger generation: what new ground are they breaking that is not already explored here with greater skill and acumen? It cannot be said, however, that this is a rollicking good story. Le Guin takes a lot of time to explore her characters, the world of her creation, and the philosophical themes that arise.

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