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The Left Hand of Darkness

Revamping a sci-fi classic

The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K Le Guin, is a science fiction novel set on an icy planet, and the native people are at once agender and bigender. The novel follows the journey of a foreign emissary as he navigates his way through the planet’s bizarre geography and politics, including an 80-day trek on a massive glacier.

This cover attempts to reflect some of the core themes of the book - of duality, and of an outsider looking in, and of the wintery landscape that dominates the setting.