Ex-library. First edition, first printing. Book has tape ghosts, stamp to title page marked out with a black marker. Jacket protected by mylar sleeve is near fine, with a bleed through mark from the tape on the inside front and rear flap. A nice jacket. In 1969, this won the Nebula Award; in 2002, Ursula K. Le Guin was presented with the Nebula Grand Masters Award for lifetime achievement. Bookseller Inventory #
George Orr is a man who discovers he has the peculiar ability to dream things into being -- for better or for worse. In desperation, he consults a psychotherapist who promises to help him -- but who, it soon becomes clear, has his own plans for George and his dreams.
The Lathe of Heaven is a dark vision and a warning -- a fable of power uncontrolled and uncontrollable. It is a truly prescient and startling view of humanity, and the consequences of playing God.
Review: Ursula K. Le Guin is one of science fiction's greatest writers. She is also an acclaimed author of powerful and perceptive nonfiction, fantasy, and literary fiction. She has received many honors, including six Nebula and five Hugo Awards, the National Book Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Newbery, the Pilgrim, the Tiptree, and citations by the American Library Association. She has written over a dozen highly regarded novels and story collections. Her SF masterworks are The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), The Dispossessed (1974), and The Lathe of Heaven (1971).
George Orr has dreams that come true--dreams that change reality. He dreams that the aunt who is sexually harassing him is killed in a car crash, and wakes to find that she died in a wreck six weeks ago, in another part of the country. But a far darker dream drives George into the care of a psychotherapist--a dream researcher who doesn't share George's ambivalence about altering reality.
The Lathe of Heaven is set in the sort of worlds that one would associate with Philip K. Dick, but Ms. Le Guin's treatment of the material, her plot and characterization and concerns, are more akin to the humanistic, ethically engaged, psychologically nuanced fiction of Theodore Sturgeon. The Lathe of Heaven is an insightful and chilling examination of total power, of war and injustice and other age-old problems, of changing the world, of playing God. --Cynthia Ward
Title: The Lathe Of Heaven (First Edition)
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0684125293I5N10
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Book Description Scribner Book Company, New York, NY, 1971. 184 p. Audience: General/trade. Fair. Ex-library with stamps & stickers. Some wear to cover. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0010037
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP57930110
Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP106517012
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Book Description Scribners 1971-11, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. 0684125293. Seller Inventory # 528286
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