The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

by

Ursula K. Le Guin

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A crude and ancient type of gun on Gethen that shoots to kill. This can be contrasted with stun guns, which are used by the majority of law enforcement officials on Gethen.
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Foray Gun Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness

The timeline below shows where the term Foray Gun appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1 
Otherness and Connectedness Theme Icon
...ambassadors, and the King himself, King Argaven XV. Behind the King walk ceremonial guards carrying foray guns , a group of men who Ai refers to as “Death.”  (full context)
Chapter 19
Duty and Loyalty Theme Icon
Otherness and Connectedness Theme Icon
...skis towards the border and towards the border guard’s guns. They shoot to kill, using foray guns instead of stun guns. Ai skis after his friend. Estraven has collapsed on the ground... (full context)