I've been reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursual LeGuin for a class. I'm really intrigued by the set-up - a world where beings are non-gendered except at the time of fertility (which happens at regular intervals) during which they gain either male or female reproductive organs - and the impact this would have on the social, political and military structures of that world. I'm a little frustrated so far that the novel focusses so much on political machinations and less on day-to-day society but, hey, that's what fanfic is for, right?
I checked AO3 and found a smattering of LHoD fics, the majority of which seizing the opportunity to describe a sexual / romantic relationship taking place in a gap in the narrative. There are also a couple of intriguing looking crossovers in the Sherlock and Thor fandoms, which I plan to read.
Or maybe I'll write a LHoD / Killjoys postapocalyptic AU. Who knows?
Has anyone else read LHoD?
Nothing faster than a heartbeat
Nothing slower than an age
- Book report time