The Lathe of Heaven
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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 15th 2008
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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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