The Left Hand of Darkness

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This week’s episode is The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin, a novel about a genderless society on a harsh, winter planet. Join us as we discuss the effects of a sexless society, the lack of warfare, and repression, both sexual and governmental. We also talk about ridiculous sci-fi names, gender bending, and pronoun problems.

The music bump is “Journey Home” by Maria Schneider, partly because of the hundred page journey home across the glaciers of Gethen, but mostly because I like it.

For those of you who have read the book already, here’s something interesting that I found:


2 thoughts on “The Left Hand of Darkness

    Rea said:
    April 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Aaagh how did I not know this was coming! I’m so excited to listen to this (three months from now, if past behavior is any indication.)

    Alex said:
    May 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

    “I felt like I was reading about a society of men.

    Obviously I need to read different sorts of books, because that’s how I always feel.

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