Auteur: LeGuin, Ursula K. LeGuin, Ursula K.
Titel: The Left Hand of Darkness
If there were a canon of classic science fiction, `The Left Hand of Darkness' would be included without debate. Certainly, no science fiction bookshelf may be said to be complete without it. But the real question: is it fun to read? It is science fiction of an earlier time, a time that has not worn particularly well in the genre. `The Left Hand of Darkness' was a groundbreaking book in 1969, a time when, like the rest of the arts, science fiction was awakening to new dimensions in both society and literature. But the first excursions out of the pulp tradition are sometimes difficult to reread with much enjoyment. Rereading `The Left Hand of Darkness', decades after its publication, one feels that those who chose it for the Hugo and Nebula awards were right to do so, for it truly does stand out as one of the great books of that era. It is immensely rich in timeless wisdom and insight.
1969, 320 pag., Euro 16,95
Penguin, London, ISBN 9780441007318
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