The Lathe Of Heaven

A Novel

Paperback, 192 pages

English language

Published May 20, 2008 by Scribner.


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“The Lathe of Heaven” ; 1971 ( Ursula Le Guin received the 1973 Locus Award for this story) George Orr has a gift – he is an effective dreamer: his dreams become reality when he wakes up. He is aware of his past and present, two or more sets of memories, although the people around him are only aware of the current reality. This science fiction story is set in Portland, Oregon, in/around the late 1990s - early 2000s. Orr begins to take drugs to suppress dreams but eventually he is sent to a psychotherapist, Dr. William Haber, who has developed an electronic machine, the Augmentor, which records the brain patterns of a person as they dream. When Haber realizes that he can use Orr's unique ability to change their world, the consequences are both beneficial and frightening, both locally and globally. Orr seeks out the help of a civil …

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  • American Science Fiction And Fantasy
  • Leguin, Ursula - Prose & Criticism
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Fantasy - General
  • Science Fiction - General
  • Fiction / General
  • General
  • Dreams
  • Science fiction