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An edition of The Lathe of Heaven (1971)

The lathe of heaven

1st Perennial Classics ed.
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An edition of The Lathe of Heaven (1971)

The lathe of heaven

1st Perennial Classics ed.
  • 3.81 ·
  • 21 Ratings
  • 80 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 27 Have read
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Publisher
Perennial Classics
Language
English
Pages
175

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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.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: The Lathe Of Heaven
The Lathe Of Heaven: A Novel
May 20, 2008, Scribner
Paperback in English
Cover of: The  lathe of heaven
The lathe of heaven
2003, Perennial Classics
in English - 1st Perennial Classics ed.
Cover of: Lathe of Heaven
Lathe of Heaven
April 1, 1997, Eos
in English
Cover of: The  lathe of heaven
Cover of: The  lathe of heaven
The lathe of heaven
1971, Scribner
in English

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New York

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3562.E42 L3 2003, PS3562.E42L3 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
175 p. ;
Number of pages
175

ID Numbers

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

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