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The lathe of heaven ; The dispossessed ; The wind's twelve quarters

Author: Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: New York : Quality Paperback Book Club, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lathe of heaven: In a world beset by climate instability and overpopulation, George Orr discovers that his dreams have the power to alter reality. Upon waking, the world he knew has become a strange, barely recognizable place, where only George has the clear memory of how it was before. He seeks counseling from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately understands how powerful a weapon George wields.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula K Le Guin
OCLC Number: 36395277
Description: 184, 341, 303 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: The wind's twelve quarters: Semley's necklace --
April in Paris --
The masters --
Darkness box --
The word of unbinding --
The rule of names --
Winter's king --
The good trip --
Nine lives --
Things --
A trip to the head --
Vaster than empires and more slow --
The stars below --
The field of vision --
Direction of the road --
The ones who walk away from omelas --
The day before the revolution.
Responsibility: Ursula K. Le Guin.

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The lathe of heaven: In a world beset by climate instability and overpopulation, George Orr discovers that his dreams have the power to alter reality. Upon waking, the world he knew has become a strange, barely recognizable place, where only George has the clear memory of how it was before. He seeks counseling from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately understands how powerful a weapon George wields. Soon, George is a pawn in Haber's dangerous game, where the fate of humanity grows more imperiled with every waking hour.

The dispossessed: Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.

The Wind's Twelve Quarters collects seventeen powerful stories, each with an introduction by the author, ranging from fantasy to intriguing scientific concepts, from medieval settings to the future.

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