A review by __apf__
The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula K. Le Guin


This book ranks among my all-time favorites. “The Lathe of Heaven” shows how small tweaks to reality can have large and unintended side effects on society, individuals, and Earth. Le Guin asks: what would happen if your dreams affected reality? What if you couldn’t control it? What if you COULD control it? The book steers you through a series of charming and nightmarish dystopias, tied together by three main characters who experience them all. Le Guin shows off both her world- and character-building skills.

I expect that this book would have broad appeal, including people who don’t typically like “science fiction.” It’s set on Earth, and the narrative is driven by dreams.