Sci-Fi Book Club

Shadow Man, by Melissa Scott

Tuesday, May 8th

The Left Hand of Darkness

"In the future, humanity has developed five distinct sexes due to the effects of a drug that allows faster-than-light travel. The Concorde worlds have officially recognized all five sexes, but on the isolated planet Hara those in between male and female are considered mutations who must choose to live as one of the two traditional sexes. When Hara regains contact with the Concorde worlds, it's an opportunity for Warreven--a "herm"--to break the long-standing role society has forced on him. But it will also put him in the center of a political battle that will span the stars."

We've already read: 

  • The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K LeGuin
  • Spin State, by Chris Moriarty
  • God's War, by Kameron Hurley
  • Natural History, by Justina Robson
  • Cordelia's Honor, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • China Mountain Zhang, by Maureen McHugh 
  • Sunrise Alley, by Catherine Asaro 
  • Zoe's Tale, by John Scalzi 
  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins 
  • The Female Man, by Joanna Russ 
  • Warrior Wisewoman 3, by Roby James 
  • Company (series), by Kage Baker 
  • Dawn, by Octavia E. Butler 
  • Carnival, by Elizabeth Bear 
  • Tea from an Empty Cup, by Pat Cadigan 
  • Virtual Girl, by Amy Thomson