Title Profile & Character Information

The Left Hand of Darkness

Annotation
An envoy is sent to the ice-covered planet Gethen where people can be either male or female at will.

Awards
1970  Hugo Awards
1969  Nebula Awards

Characters
NameGenly Ai
GenderMale
OccupationsAmbassador
 Federation agent

GenreScience fiction
    --Alien worlds
Literary
Classic
Fiction
TopicsGender roles
Hermaphrodites
Androgyny
Colonization
SettingGethen/Winter (Planet)
Isolated, icy planet
Planet


Series
  The Hainish Cycle
1Rocannon's world
2Planet of exile
3City of illusions
4The Left hand of darkness
5The Dispossessed
6The Word for world is forest
Four ways to forgiveness (Collection)
7The Telling