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George Orr has dreams that come true--dreams that change reality. He dreams that the aunt who is sexually harassing him is killed in a car crash, and wakes to find that she died in a wreck six weeks ago, in another part of the country. But a far darker dream drives George into the care of a psychotherapist--a dream researcher who doesn't share George's ambivalence about altering reality.
The Lathe of Heaven is set in the sort of worlds that one would associate with Philip K. Dick, but Ms. Le Guin's treatment of the material, her plot and characterization and concerns, are more akin to the humanistic, ethically engaged, psychologically nuanced fiction of Theodore Sturgeon. The Lathe of Heaven is an insightful and chilling examination of total power, of war and injustice and other age-old problems, of changing the world, of playing God. --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very imaginative and beautifully written novella. I've never read Le Guin before, and this was a wonderful introduction to her writing style. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Perry De La Vega
Ursula Le Guin is one of the finest Science Fiction authors ever, and I enjoy all her books immensely (including the ones aimed more at younger readers: the EarthSea series). Read morePublished 1 day ago by Syed Z. Hosain
Interesting story and a great introduction to Le Guin, Great, fantastical twist on sleep and dreaming.Published 2 days ago by Neal
I've heard of this book for so long, maybe my expectations were too high - I wasn't that impressed. It's an interesting concept, but just an okay story.Published 3 days ago by Brenda4Lace
Almost quit early in the book as the early therapy sessions had a bit too much of a 70s SciFi vibe. Glad I stayed with it. A reminder why LeGuin is one of the greats.Published 3 days ago by Les Harrison
The premise is simple; the story itself is inspired, and true, and hopeful. If you're looking for space opera, this isn't it (there's lots of good space opera out there, you'll... Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. Hopkins
This is a very good scifi novel. Great writing, good story. The ending felt a little tacked on, but I loved the exploration of the character. Good read.Published 18 days ago by James A Davidsmeyer