The Lathe Of Heaven: A Novel (Paperback)
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In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George’s dreams for his own purposes.
The Lathe of Heaven is an eerily prescient novel from award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin that masterfully addresses the dangers of power and humanity’s self-destructiveness, questioning the nature of reality itself. It is a classic of the science fiction genre.
—Annie Howard, Boston Review
“The Lathe of Heaven is probably the most exciting book of Le Guin’s I’ve read, precisely for just how much it sticks out from the rest… Easily the most fun of her novels, it’s also one of the strangest, and Le Guin seems to take joy in this… It’s a wild ride through the 1970s American New Wave imagination that I wouldn’t trade away.”
—Sean Guynes, Tor.com
"When I read The Lathe of Heaven as a young man, my mind was boggled; now when I read it, more than twenty-five years later, it breaks my heart. Only a great work of literature can bridge - so thrillingly - that impossible span."
"A rare and powerful synthesis of poetry and science, reason and emotion."
—The New York Times
"Gracefully developed...extremely inventive.... What science fiction is supposed to do."
"Profound. Beautifully wrought... [Le Guin's] perceptions of such matters as geopolitics, race, socialized medicine, and the patient-shrink relationship are razor sharp and more than a little cutting."
"A very good book... A writer's writer, Ursula K. Le Guin brings reality itself to the proving ground."