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The Lathe Of Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin

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S.F. Masterworks, Fiction, Science fiction

Through his dreams, George Orr can make alternate realities real

George Orr is in most respects a mild and unremarkable man who finds the world a less than pleasant place to live: seven billion people jostle for living space and food. But George has an ability with which he can transform the world around him: for George dreams dreams which do in fact change reality. He has no way of controlling this extraordinary power, and his psychiatrist is at first sceptical. When Dr Haber sees the effects of George's power, he cannot resist using it: at first just to advance his own career, but then, gaining confidence, to try to change their overcrowded world into a more attractive place.

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lived in Portland, Oregon, until she passed away in January 2018.

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