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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication date September 1, 1985
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780871881120
ISBN-10 0871881128
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $4.98
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From male to female and back again may seem strange, but no for the icy planet Gethen. When you join the Galactic League's emissary Genry Ai, you'll be led into the truly unearthly world of Winter, where ambisexuality is normal and Genry Ai's maleness is outlandish. But there's big trouble in store, too. Genry Ai finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly, ancient power struggle, and soon blood may turn the snows of Gethen red. Can Genry Ai, mistrusted as an outsider, overcome resistance to his League? Read by the author, Ursula K. Le Guin, this is a 120-minute audio program.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060125745 Book cover for 9780802713025
 
25 anv edition from Walker & Co (October 1, 1994)
9780802713025 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $27.50
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
from Harpercollins (June 1, 1980)
9780060125745 | details & prices | List price $12.95
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
from Harpercollins (June 1, 1980)
9780060125745 | details & prices | List price $12.95
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
Paperback
Book cover for 9780441007318 Book cover for 9780441478125 Book cover for 9781860491894
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Gardners Books (April 28, 2016)
9780356507460 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $14.00
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
Reissue edition from Ace Books (July 1, 2000)
9780441007318 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
With Ursula K. Le Guin | New edition from Gardners Books (July 3, 1997)
9781860491894 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.25
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
About: Winter is an Earth-like planet with two big differences; the weather conditions are permanentley semi-arctic and the inhabitants are all of the same sex.
Reprint edition from Ace Books (January 1, 1991)
9780441478125 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $9.99
About: On behalf of his government, an earthling travels to an alien, backward world whose inhabitants are all ambisexual
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780871881120
 
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from Hachette Audio (September 1, 1985); titled "Left Hand of Darkness"
9780871881120 | details & prices | List price $4.98
About: From male to female and back again may seem strange, but no for the icy planet Gethen.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606192989
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Demco Media (October 1, 2000)
9780606192989 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.40
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417648436
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | Reissue edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439560860 | details & prices | List price $16.99
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2000); titled "Left Hand of Darkness"
9781417648436 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $26.95
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.

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