This February will see the arrival of the long awaited Topping & Co Science-Fiction and Fantasy book group! Our first reading choice will be Ursula Le Guin’s classic The Left Hand of Darkness. The people of Gethen are ‘ambisexual’, each individual comprising both the dualities of man and woman. The story follows Genly Ai, an envoy from the pan-human civilisation of The Ekumen, as he struggles to reconcile to two rival nations of Karhide and Orgoreyn. A seamless mix of fantasy and philosophy, The Left Hand of Darkness demands to be read.
Come along, help yourself to a glass of wine, and indulge your inner nerd for an evening of books, discussion and conversation.