The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

by

Ursula K. Le Guin

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A Gethenian truck that runs on treads instead of wheels. They often travel in long caravans to transport goods across the uneven surface of the planet.
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Landboat Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness

The timeline below shows where the term Landboat appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
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Ai rides the landboat for four days. He reflects that while people on Terra feel they need to get... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...Because he was given no warning before the notice was sent out, he knows no landboat or ship captain will dare to help him. Instead, he will walk to the Gulf... (full context)
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...later, Estraven sets out to Mishnory. He pays his way by working on a fresh-fish landboat. Once in Mishnory, Estraven continues to work with fish, even living in a boardinghouse called... (full context)