The Lathe Of Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin

In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George’s dreams for his own purposes.
The Lathe of Heaven is an eerily prescient novel from award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin that masterfully addresses the dangers of power and humanity’s self-destructiveness, questioning the nature of reality itself. It is a classic of the science fiction genre.

status Copy #1 (2780): in
genre Sci-Fi
publisher Scribner
publish date April 15, 2008
popularity checked out 6 time(s)


  • By Kryssanne Adams -

    A quick read with lots between the lines to unpack–this is a story I know I’ll be reading at least one more time. Thoughtful, disorienting, and reality-warping, it’s got as much entertainment value as it does insight into human nature.

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