Trying to identify a sci-fi short story from the 70s.

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SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Mon 19-Nov-12 23:33:40

It's a friend of mine who wants to know, so I said I'd consult MN, where you can get an answer to anything...

It was called something like A-One, and published in an anthology of short stories some time before 1976. It's about a girl/young woman who lands on an alien planet and moves in with a couple, and gradually discovers that they swap sexes to breed. My best guess was The Left Hand Of Darkness but she says it's not, and anyway that was a novel. Does it ring any bells with anyone?

If you go to Abe Books, and go to the Booksleuth board on the US site (bit of a production I know, the UK board isn't nearly as well poopulated though) there's a guy named Rocambole who is very good at sci-fi puzzlers like this. Chances are he will know, and if not he will make suggestions as to what it could be.

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