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Ursula K. Le Guin
URSULA LE GUIN "The Lathe of Heaven" SIGNED 1st Printing and HANDWRITTEN Note
Scribner's, New York, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good with $4.95 price intact. A small missing chip (1/8" x 1/4") at top of DJ spine. Green boards quarterbound in sky-blue cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. 184pps. First printing (A - 10.71 C on copyright page). Abrasion to inside rear board suggesting the removal of a paper bookplate or envelope; otherwise, no indication of ex-library. The author's sixth book, immediately following the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning 'The Left Hand of Darkness'. "To dream of a different world can be poetic. To dream a different world into being can be terrifying. Just how terrifying is vividly portrayed in this exciting and moving new novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. George Orr, frightened because he has discovered that he has the power of affective dreaming, consults a psychiatrist, Dr. Haber. Through hypnosis and electronics Haber attempts to dictate the mild-mannered Orr's dreams into creating a world at peace with itself. Orr reluctantly allows him to undertake the project, but as things go wrong he seeks the help of a lawyer, Heather Lelache, for legal redress. What follows is a clash of wills and the desperate effort of a tortured Orr to restrain his new-found destructive capacity. Seldom has a writer so brilliantly set forth the drama of man's ideals at war with his tragic fallibility." A very nice copy of Le Guin's sixth book, which was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Very difficult to find a collectible copy of this title that is not ex-library, let alone s … [Click Below for Full Description]
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