The Left Hand of Darkness 2

The Left Hand of Darkness

Thanks to all of you who voted for this month’s book. You’ve overwhelmingly selected Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic Left Hand of Darkness (1970). As far as stories about alien races, this one is just about at the top of the heap. Gender politics, race, societal norms, and more are woven through a narrative that takes us through the human and alien experience. While some of us read this in early 2015, our membership has grown so much (by about 800%) since then and Left Hand an essential enough book that we’re coming back around to it.

It’s a classic and not to be missed. Not just my opinion, The Left Hand of Darkness won both the Hugo and Nebula awards the year it was released! More on the book here as well as a couple of great pieces from WNYC and the Village Voice about Le Guin’s legacy.

Book of the Month: The Left Hand of Darkness
Author: Ursula Le Guin
Available at AmazonAudible, the Strand or your local books store
Next Meeting: Sunday, June 17th @ 2 PM
Location: The rooftop at El Cantinero, 86 University Place, New York, NY 10003
2018 Meetings: July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, December 16th.

We will most likely revisit the list of books from our survey for July, so be sure to come out to the next meeting on June 17th to cast your vote. Please note that June’s meeting kicks off our summer residency on the rooftop at El Cantinero. Vine-covered trellises, margaritas, and science fiction. What better way to spend your Sunday?!

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