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The Lathe of Heaven (S.F. Masterworks)

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The Lathe of Heaven (S.F. Masterworks) by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Description

Ursula K. Le Guin has been in the vanguard of science fiction since the publication of her first novel in 1966. Her essays and criticism, short stories and novels, have won numerous literary prizes--including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Tiptree, and National Book Awards--reverent critical acclaim, and a vast, devoted readership that reaches far beyond the genre. But out of all she has produced--all the brilliant speculations advanced and wondrous new worlds imagined--this is the work which perhaps best endures in the mind, the heart and the conscience.

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.

Accolades

Locus Award Winner 1972.

Reviews

Newsweek: Gracefully developed…Extremely inventive…What science fiction is supposed to do.

National Review: Profound…Beautifully wrought…Her percetions of such matters as geopolitics, race, socialized medicine, and the patient/shrink relationship are razor sharp and more than a little cutting.

Washington Post Book World: Le Guin neatly and eerily conveys the bad-dream civilization which is George's everyday world.

New York Times:A rare and powerful synthesis of poetry and science, reason and emotion.

Author Biography

Le Guin is one of the finest writers of science fiction in the world Winner of many Hugo and Nebula Awards, as well as a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; a Newberry Honor and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement
Release date NZ
August 9th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Gollancz
Pages
192
Dimensions
198x131x18
ISBN-13
9781857989519
Product ID
1649419

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