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The Northwest's very own SFWA Grand Master writes a philosophical novel set in Portland, Oregon. George Orr goes to sleep and awakes in the world of his dreams — still Portland, but... different. Now anytime he goes to sleep, the world is capable of shifting, and no one seems to notice. What is the true world? How does one bear such a gigantic responsibility? Big-idea sci-fi at its finest.
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“Dick is the American writer who in recent years has most influenced non-American poets, novelists, and essayists.”—Roberto Bolaño

In Counter-Clock World, time has begun moving backward. People greet each other with “goodbye,” blow smoke into cigarettes, and rise from the dead. When one of those rising dead is the famous and powerful prophet Anarch Peak, a number of groups start a mad scramble to find him first—but their motives are not exactly benevolent because Anarch Peak may just be worth more dead than alive, and these groups will do whatever they must to send him back to the grave.

What would you do if your long-dead relatives started coming back? Who would take care of them? And what if they preferred being dead? In Counter-Clock World, one of Dick’s most theological and philosophical novels, these troubling questions are addressed; though, as always, you may have to figure out the answers yourself.

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Vibrantly repackaged in a stunning new format, this classic science fiction novel offers "a rare and powerful synthesis of poetry and science, reason and emotion" ("The New York Times"). In the year 2002, George Orr discovers his dreams can--and do--change the world.

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A theological and philosophical adventure in a world set in reverse from the award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.

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What if you could see into the future? Award-winning author Philip K. Dick examines precognition in this influential novel.

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Precognition; a world ruled by Relativism; giant alien jellyfish. The World Jones Made is a classic Philip K. Dick mash-up, taking deep philosophical musings and infusing them with wild action. Floyd Jones has always been able to see exactly one year into his future, a gift and curse that began one year before he was even born. As a fortune-teller at a post-apocalyptic carnival, Jones is a powerful force, and may just be able to force society away from its paralyzing Relativism. If, that is, he can avoid the radioactively unstable government hitman on his tail.

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A classic science fiction novel by one of the greatest writers of the genre, set in a future world where one mans dreams control the fate of humanity.

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 Georges 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 humanitys self-destructiveness, questioning the nature of reality itself. It is a classic of the science fiction genre.

About the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most distinguished fantasy and science fiction writers of all time. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, the National Book Award, and the Newbery Honor. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at UrsulaKLeGuin.com.

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siryo.london, September 24, 2010 (view all comments by siryo.london)
this is not just a novel, it's a prophecy (19)
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This story brings the reader inside an imaginative world where power of mind cannot be controlled in any way. The kind of SF anyone can read and love.
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ISBN:
9781416556961
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Author:
Dick, Philip K.
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
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Fantasy - General
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General Fiction
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Dreams
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Science fiction
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Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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Science / General
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science-fiction;precognition;nuclear war;aliens;relativism;Philip K. Dick
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fantasy; science fiction; sci fi; Hugo Award; Nebula Award; Locus Award; World Fantasy Award; Earthsea; Hainish; Steering the Craft; books set in Portland; George Orr; Mount Hood; The Left Hand of Darkness; The Dispossessed; futurism; Philip K. Dick; Hele
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fantasy; science fiction; sci fi; Hugo Award; Nebula Award; Locus Award; World Fantasy Award; Earthsea; Hainish; Steering the Craft; books set in Portland; George Orr; Mount Hood; The Left Hand of Darkness; The Dispossessed; futurism; Philip K. Dick; Hele
Subject:
fantasy; science fiction; sci fi; Hugo Award; Nebula Award; Locus Award; World Fantasy Award; Earthsea; Hainish; Steering the Craft; books set in Portland; George Orr; Mount Hood; The Left Hand of Darkness; The Dispossessed; futurism; Philip K. Dick; Hele
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080415
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 6.02 oz

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"Staff Pick" by ,

The Northwest's very own SFWA Grand Master writes a philosophical novel set in Portland, Oregon. George Orr goes to sleep and awakes in the world of his dreams — still Portland, but... different. Now anytime he goes to sleep, the world is capable of shifting, and no one seems to notice. What is the true world? How does one bear such a gigantic responsibility? Big-idea sci-fi at its finest.

"Synopsis" by , Vibrantly repackaged in a stunning new format, this classic science fiction novel offers "a rare and powerful synthesis of poetry and science, reason and emotion" ("The New York Times"). In the year 2002, George Orr discovers his dreams can--and do--change the world.
"Synopsis" by , A theological and philosophical adventure in a world set in reverse from the award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.
"Synopsis" by , What if you could see into the future? Award-winning author Philip K. Dick examines precognition in this influential novel.
"Synopsis" by ,
Precognition; a world ruled by Relativism; giant alien jellyfish. The World Jones Made is a classic Philip K. Dick mash-up, taking deep philosophical musings and infusing them with wild action. Floyd Jones has always been able to see exactly one year into his future, a gift and curse that began one year before he was even born. As a fortune-teller at a post-apocalyptic carnival, Jones is a powerful force, and may just be able to force society away from its paralyzing Relativism. If, that is, he can avoid the radioactively unstable government hitman on his tail.
"Synopsis" by , A classic science fiction novel by one of the greatest writers of the genre, set in a future world where one mans dreams control the fate of humanity.

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 Georges 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 humanitys self-destructiveness, questioning the nature of reality itself. It is a classic of the science fiction genre.

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