Genly Ai is an ethnologist observing the people of the planet Gethen, a world perpetually in winter. The people there are androgynous, normally neuter, but they can become male or female at the peak of their sexual cycle. They seem to Genly Ai alien, unsophisticated and confusing. But he is drawn into the complex politics of the planet and, during a long, tortuous journey across the ice with a politician who has fallen from favour and has been outcast, he loses his professional detachment and reaches a painful understanding of the true nature of Gethenians and, in a moving and memorable sequence, even finds love…
Sobre el autor: URSULA KROEBER LE GUIN, daughter of A. L. Kroeber (anthropologist) and Theodora Kroeber (author), was born in Berkeley, California in 1929. She attended college at Radcliffe and Columbia, and married C. A. Le Guin in Paris in 1951. The Le Guins and their three children live in Portland, Oregon.
Ursula Le Guin’s previous novels include Rokannon’s World, Planet of Exile and City of Illusions. Like The Left Hand of Darkness, each novel is complete in itself, but they are all part of a greater, growing mosaic of far-future history that is consistent from novel to novel.
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