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20 Awesome Novels About Aliens

By Matt Heckler May 22, 2013

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The Hainish Cycle

The Hainish Cycle, which includes Hugo Award winners like The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, is a series of novels about an intergalactic organization of planets. Generally, the plot of each novel follows a representative of the government organization as he or she travels to a different planet and tries to encourage the natives to join the group. It has ups and downs, but they are must-read classics.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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