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An edition of The Lathe of Heaven (1971)

The lathe of heaven

1st Perennial Classics ed.
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This edition was published in by Perennial Classics in New York.

Written in English

175 pages

“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 rights lawyer, Heather Lelache, who attends a treatment session, and sees Portland change before her very eyes as Orr awakens. In a strange turn of events, Heather helps Orr by putting him in a dream state where Orr can undo some of Haber's actions. The result – Aliens on the Moon land on Earth ! A special affinity exists between George Orr and the Aliens, who seem to understand his unique gift. Ultimately Haber decides to impose Orr's brain patterns on his own, so that he can bring about world-wide changes. Orr and Heather feel the chaos and a sense of a void as Haber dreams. Orr rushes back to Haber's office and turns off the Augmentor. The world returns to April 1998.

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2003, Perennial Classics
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April 1998, Blackstone Audiobooks
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Lathe of Heaven
April 1, 1997, Eos
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April 1997, Rebound by Sagebrush
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February 1995, Avon
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The Lathe of Heaven
February 1995, Avon Books
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1991, Phantom Press International
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The lathe of heaven
1982, R. Bentley
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The lathe of heaven
1979, Gollancz
in English
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The Lathe of Heaven
1974, Panther
Paperback
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The lathe of heaven
1973, Avon
in English
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The Lathe of Heaven
1972, Gollancz
Hardcover
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The lathe of heaven
1971, Scribner
in English
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The lathe of heaven
1971, Scribner
in English
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the lathe of heaven
1971, avon books

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The Lathe of Heaven

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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 rights lawyer, Heather Lelache, who attends a treatment session, and sees Portland change before her very eyes as Orr awakens. In a strange turn of events, Heather helps Orr by putting him in a dream state where Orr can undo some of Haber's actions. The result – Aliens on the Moon land on Earth ! A special affinity exists between George Orr and the Aliens, who seem to understand his unique gift. Ultimately Haber decides to impose Orr's brain patterns on his own, so that he can bring about world-wide changes. Orr and Heather feel the chaos and a sense of a void as Haber dreams. Orr rushes back to Haber's office and turns off the Augmentor. The world returns to April 1998.

The lathe of heaven

1st Perennial Classics ed.

This edition was published in by Perennial Classics in New York.


Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3562.E42 L3 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
175 p. ;
Number of pages
175

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3684800M
Internet Archive
latheofheaven00legu_0
ISBN 10
0060512741
LC Control Number
2003046573
Library Thing
21223
Goodreads
59924

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