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The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Lathe of Heaven
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George Orr is a man who discovers he has the peculiar ability to dream things into being -- for better or for worse. In desperation, he consults a psychotherapist who promises to help him -- but who, it soon becomes clear, has his own plans for George and his dreams.The Lathe of Heaven is a dark... show more
George Orr is a man who discovers he has the peculiar ability to dream things into being -- for better or for worse. In desperation, he consults a psychotherapist who promises to help him -- but who, it soon becomes clear, has his own plans for George and his dreams.The Lathe of Heaven is a dark vision and a warning -- a fable of power uncontrolled and uncontrollable. It is a truly prescient and startling view of humanity, and the consequences of playing God.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060512743 (0060512741)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
3.0 Review: The Lathe of Heaven
The Lathe of Heaven is a standalone science fiction story by the same author that wrote the Earthsea series. The writing style seemed so different to me that it felt like it was written by a different author. The premise was great, the ideas and questions were thought-provoking, and the execution ...
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it
5.0 The Lathe of Heaven
I can’t believe I haven’t read this book before. The Lathe of Heaven is an exquisitely crafted work that explores the human need to control the world around it. Le Guin’s novel examines the havoc that even the most benevolent of men can wreak when they try to play God. It gives the reader a protagon...
maarjao
maarjao rated it
An excellent book from one of the greatest sci-fi authors of all time. The story takes place in a futuristic, slightly dystopian world. The MC is a rather ordinary person who has a gift or a curse - his dreams affect reality. Since he has no control of their content, he's trying to turn them off by ...
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog rated it
4.0
Another great Le Guin novel. I swear, I like this woman's writing more and more with each book of hers I read! Although nominally a science fiction novel, the actual science was pretty scanty (which I'm fine with), and George Orr's power to alter reality with his dreams was more like something I'd...
Book Ramblings
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5.0 The Lathe of Heaven
This is by far my favourite Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel (well, neck and neck with her novella [b:The Word for World is Forest|276767|The Word for World is Forest (Hainish Cycle #6)|Ursula K. Le Guin|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1283091038s/276767.jpg|3256815]). Her most popular science fiction books ...
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