Title: The Left Hand of Darkness

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Title: The Left Hand of Darkness Title Record # 7662
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Date: 1969-03-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Hainish
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: See notes for the 18th printing for all dates/printings up to January 1980, though it still misses the true second printing
Synopsis: An envoy from the loose trade federation of 83 planets throughout the galaxy invites two different nations on the frigid planet of "Winter" to join, but his task is complicated by both the internal political rivalries of those nations, as well as the fact that the inhabitants of the planet are not of a fixed sex, but periodically develop into either sex temporarily at random, and are asexual the rest of the time.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1969 The Left Hand of Darkness [as by Ursula Le Guin]
Year Language Title
1971 French La main gauche de la nuit
1971 Dutch Duisters Linkerhand
1971 Italian La mano sinistra delle tenebre
1974 German Winterplanet
1974 German Die linke Hand der Dunkelheit
1978 Dutch De Linkerhand van het Duister
1979 Hungarian A sötétség balkeze
1989 French La main gauche de la nuit [as by Ursula Le Guin]
2003 Portuguese A Mão Esquerda das Trevas
2009 Czech Levá ruka tmy [as by Ursula K. Le Guinová]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Left Hand of Darkness 1969-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books (Ace SF Special, Series 1 #47800) #47800 $0.95 286 pb novel Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1969-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Walker & Co.   $4.95 286 hc novel Jack Gaughan  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1969-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Walker & Co. / SFBC #2006 $1.98 218 hc novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1969-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Macdonald 0-356-02947-6 30/- 286 hc novel  
Duisters Linkerhand 1971-05-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Meulenhoff (M=SF #43) 90-290-0281-6   284 pb novel Eloy Viktor Checkmark
La mano sinistra delle tenebre 1971-12-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Libra Editrice (Slan. Il Meglio della Fantascienza #9) #9 3,500 Lit 302 hc novel Allison  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1972-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books #478008 $0.95 286 pb novel Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1973-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther 0-586-03641-5 £0.35 205 pb novel Colin Hay Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1973-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther 0-586-03641-5 £0.35 205 pb novel Colin Hay Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1973-04-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books #478008 $0.95 286 pb novel Josh Kirby  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1973-06-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books #478008 $0.95 286 pb novel Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1973-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books       pb novel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1974-05-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books       pb novel  
Winterplanet 1974-08-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3400) 3-453-30295-8 DM 4.80 272 pb novel C. A. M. Thole Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1974-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books #47802 $1.50 286 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1974-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books #47803 $1.75 286 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1975-01-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books       pb novel Alex Ebel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1975-05-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books       pb novel Alex Ebel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1975-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books       pb novel Alex Ebel  
La mano sinistra delle tenebre 1976-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Libra Editrice (Slan. Il Meglio della Fantascienza #9) #9 3,500 Lit 318 hc novel Allison  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1976-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books #47804 $1.95 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1976-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books       pb novel Alex Ebel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1976-07-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47805-0 $1.95 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1976-12-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47805-0 $1.95 304 pb novel Alex Ebel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1977-06-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47805-0 $1.95 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1977-08-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther 0-586-03641-5 £0.60 205 pb novel Colin Hay Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1978-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther / Granada 0-586-03641-5 £0.75 205 pb novel Colin Hay Checkmark
De Linkerhand van het Duister 1978-04-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Meulenhoff (M=SF #43) 90-290-0887-3   248 tp novel Patrick Woodroffe Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1978-06-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47805-0 $1.95 304 pb novel Alex Ebel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1978-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47805-0 $1.95 [16]+
304
pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1979-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther 0-586-03641-5 £1.25 205 pb novel Checkmark
Winterplanet 1979-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3400) 3-453-30295-8 DM 4.80 272 pb novel C. A. M. Thole  
Winterplanet 1979-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Das Neue Berlin   M 7.20 298 hc novel  
A sötétség balkeze 1979-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Kozmosz KönyvekQuestion mark 963-211-337-3 Ft 25 368 pb novel Pál Varga Checkmark
La main gauche de la nuit 1979-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7039) 2-253-02149-0   410 pb novel A. Choisnet Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1979-04-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47805-0 $1.95 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
Winterplanet 1980-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3400) 3-453-30295-8 DM 4.80 272 pb novel C. A. M. Thole  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1980-01-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books #47805 $1.95 [16]+
304
pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
De Linkerhand van het Duister 1980-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Meulenhoff (M=SF #43) 90-290-0887-3   248 tp novel Patrick Woodroffe Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1980-08-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row 0-06-012574-8 $11.95 x+
213
hc novel Dan Sneberger Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1980-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47806-9 $2.25 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1981-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Futura 0-7088-8081-9 £1.60 256 pb novel Tim White  
Winterplanet 1981-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3400) 3-453-30295-8 DM 4.80 272 pb novel C. A. M. Thole  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1981-00-00 Ursula Le Guin Macdonald 0-356-02947-6   256 hc novel Tim White  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1981-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47806-9 $2.25 [16]+
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pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
Winterplanet 1982-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3400) 3-453-30295-8 DM 5.80 272 pb novel C. A. M. Thole  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1982-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47806-9 $2.25 304 pb novel Alex Ebel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1982-08-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47807-7 $2.50 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1983-00-00 Ursula Le Guin Orbit 0-7088-8081-9 £2.50 256 pb novel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1983-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47808-5 $2.75 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1983-05-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47809-3 $2.95 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
Winterplanet 1984-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3400) 3-453-30295-8 DM 6.80 272 pb novel C. A. M. Thole Checkmark
La main gauche de la nuit 1984-02-27 Ursula K. Le Guin Robert Laffont (Ailleurs et demain) 2-221-02882-1 F65.00 331 tp novel Checkmark
La mano sinistra delle tenebre 1984-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #65) #12 065 CO 8,000 Lit vi+
269
tp novel Carl Lundgren Checkmark
La main gauche de la nuit 1984-11-13 Ursula K. Le Guin Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5191) 2-266-01463-3   319 pb novel W. Siudmak Checkmark
Winterplanet 1985-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3400) 3-453-30295-8 DM 6.80 272 pb novel C. A. M. Thole  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1985-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47810-7 $2.95 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
Five Complete Novels 1985-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Avenel Books (Avenel Bestseller Library) 0-517-48010-7 $7.98 579 hc omni Hector Garrido Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1986-00-00 Ursula Le Guin Orbit 0-7088-8081-9 £2.50 256 pb novel Tim White Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1987-12-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47812-3 $3.95 304 pb novel  
De Linkerhand van het Duister 1988-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Meulenhoff (M=SF #43) 90-290-4271-0   248 tp novel Mike Van Houten Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1988-04-00 Ursula Le Guin Orbit 0-7088-8081-9 £2.99 256 pb novel Tim White  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1989-00-00 Ursula Le Guin Orbit / Futura 0-7088-8081-9 £3.50 256 pb novel Tim White Checkmark
La main gauche de la nuit 1989-08-00 Ursula Le Guin Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5191) 2-266-02843-X   319 pb novel W. Siudmak Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1991-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47812-3 $6.99 320 tp novel  
La main gauche de la nuit 1991-05-00 Ursula Le Guin Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5191) 2-266-02843-X   319 pb novel W. Siudmak Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1991-08-00 Ursula Le Guin Orbit 0-7088-8081-9 £3.99 256 pb novel Tim White  
Winterplanet 1991-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #84) 3-453-05026-6 DM 12.80 365 pb novel Thomas Thiemeyer  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1992-00-00 Ursula Le Guin Orbit 1-85723-074-4 £5.99 256 pb novel Tim White  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1993-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     xviii+
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Winterplanet 1993-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #84) 3-453-05026-6 DM 14.80 365 pb novel Thomas Thiemeyer  
Winterplanet 1994-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #84) 3-453-05026-6 DM 14.90 365 pb novel Thomas Thiemeyer  
The Left Hand of Darkness 1994-12-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Walker & Co. 0-8027-1302-5 $27.50 345 hc novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 1997-07-00 Ursula Le Guin Virago (Virago Modern Classics #436) 1-86049-189-8 £6.99 248 tp novel James Randklev Checkmark
Die linke Hand der Dunkelheit 2000-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #8207) 3-453-16415-6 DM 17.80 [1]+
348
pb novel Jan Heinecke Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 2000-07-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-00731-7 $12.95 xvi+
304
tp novel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 2000-07-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47812-3 $6.99 304 pb novel Alex Ebel  
La main gauche de la nuit 2001-02-00 Ursula Le Guin France Loisirs 2-7441-4377-4   327 tp novel Jackie Paternoster Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 2001-10-00 Ursula Le Guin Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (HC) #II) 0-575-07219-9 £14.99 248 hc novel Tim White Checkmark
A Mão Esquerda das Trevas 2003-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Editorial Presença (Viajantes no Tempo #4) 972-23-2988-X   255 unknown novel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 2003-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47812-3 $7.99 304 pb novel Judith Murello Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 2004-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-5914-6   286 hc novel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 2004-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #15) 0-7394-4881-1 $10.99 209 hc novel Bob Eggleton Checkmark
La main gauche de la nuit 2006-06-00 Ursula Le Guin Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7285) 978-2-253-11316-4 €6.95 350 pb novel Jackie Paternoster Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 2008-10-08 Ursula K. Le Guin Paw Prints 978-1-4395-6086-0 $16.99   hc novel  
The Left Hand of Darkness 2009-00-00 Ursula Le Guin Orbit 978-1-85723-074-1 £6.99 248 pb novel Tim White  
The Left Hand of Darkness 2009-04-01 Ursula K. Le Guin Orbit 978-1-84149-606-1 £12.99 275 hc novel Paul Young Checkmark
Levá ruka tmy 2009-08-20 Ursula K. Le Guinová Argo (Fantastika #5) 978-80-257-0162-1 Kč 259 227 hc novel Tim White  
The Left Hand of Darkness 2011-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 978-0-441-47812-5 $9.99 330 pb novel  
The Left Hand Of Darkness 2012-12-06 Ursula K. Le Guin Orbit 978-1-4055-2527-5 £5.49   ebook novel  
Die linke Hand der Dunkelheit 2014-05-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Die große Heyne Science-Fiction Jubiläumsedition) 978-3-453-31594-5 € 8.99 396 pb novel Valentina Montagna  
The Left Hand of Darkness 2016-10-25 Ursula K. Le Guin Penguin Books (Penguin Galaxy #5) 978-0-14-311159-7 $25.00 xxvii+
255
hc novel Alex Trochut  
The Left Hand of Darkness 2017-04-13 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-2162-8 £8.99 xvii+
304
tp novel Vincent Chong Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness 2017-04-13 Ursula K. Le Guin Gateway / Orion (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-2163-5 £5.99   ebook novel  
Hainish Novels & Stories, Volume One 2017-09-05 Ursula K. Le Guin The Library of America (The Library of America #296) 978-1-59853-538-9 $40.00 xviii+
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The Hainish Novels & Stories 2017-09-05 Ursula K. Le Guin The Library of America 978-1-59853-537-2 $80.00 xviii+
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The Left Hand of Darkness date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books (Ace SF Special, Series 1 #47800) #47800 $0.95 286 pb novel Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-47812-3 $6.50 304 pb novel Alex Ebel Checkmark
The Left Hand of Darkness date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 0-441-00731-7 $12.95 xvi+
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The Left Hand of Darkness date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 978-1-101-66539-8 $9.99   ebook novel Alex Ebel  
The Left Hand of Darkness date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Ace Books 978-0-441-00731-8 $16.00 xvi+
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La mano sinistra delle tenebre date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #65)     VI+
272
tp novel Tim White  
The Left Hand of Darkness date unknown Ursula Le Guin Orbit 978-1-85723-074-1 £7.99 248 pb novel Tim White Checkmark
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