Planet of Exile
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Release Date: 1966
The second book of the Hainish Cycle tells the story of a planet where man has been stranded with another humanoid civil action. These HILFs (highly intelligent life forms) have no concepts of time besides the now and long ago.
The best parts of the book mostly involved the world building aspects. It was a unique people that Le Guin came up with, and the weather patterns make me think George R.R. Martin may have read this before writing his most well known series.
All that being said, the ending was very abrupt and at times the writing got a bit too cerebral with characters that weren’t intelligent enough to keep it 100% interesting.