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Summer Book Clubs on Ice: The Left Hand of Darkness

  • The Writer's Block 1020 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV, 89101 United States (map)

The last of a trio of winter-themed book clubs, for readers looking to cool their imaginations over the long, hot summer.

Join us on Friday, August 31st at 6pm for a discussion of Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi novel, The Left Hand of Darkness.

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. His goal is to facilitate Winter’s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction.

Paperback copies of The Left Hand of Darkness are available at the Book Shop. Attendees are expected to have to have read the book (or most of it) in advance. Light snacks and refreshments will be served during the book club. No RSVP is necessary.