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The Left Hand of Darkness Optioned for Film

by Chadwick Ginther - Monday, Jan 05, 2009 at 10:05am

Screenwriter and director Will Phillips has optioned the feature film rights to Ursula K. Le Guin 's Hugo and Nebula Award winning novel, The Left Hand of Darkness. The novel tells the story of Genly Ai, a human emissary to the planet Winter, a world where people are of no gender -- or both.

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The Left Hand of Darkness

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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsA groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.