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A while ago, I wrote an obituary on Le Guin for Overland magazine, which is available here.


 


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‘The King was pregnant.’


So wrote Ursula K Le Guin in her 1969 classic The Left Hand of Darkness – one of the greatest of science fiction novels. The populace of Gethen were androgynous. During their sexual life cycle, they entered a phase were they could become either male or female....

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