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The Left Hand of Darkness
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Hardcover
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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
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With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Gardners Books (April 28, 2016)
9780356507460 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $14.00
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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
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from Hachette Audio (September 1, 1985); titled "Left Hand of Darkness"
9780871881120 | details & prices | List price $4.98
About: A deluxe hardcover edition of the queen of science fiction’s trailblazing novel about a planet full of genderless beings—part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil GaimanWinner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary’s mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose—and change—their gender.
Reinforced
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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
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With Ursula K. Le Guin | Reissue edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439560860 | details & prices | List price $16.99
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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.