Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 1668014963
Total Pages : 208 pages
Book Rating : 4.6/5 (81 download)
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Download or read book The Lathe Of Heaven written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-07-19 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With a new introduction by Kelly Link, the Locus Award-winning science fiction novel by legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin, set in a world where one man’s dreams rewrite the future. During a time racked by war and environmental catastrophe, George Orr discovers his dreams alter reality. George is compelled to receive treatment from Dr. William Haber, an ambitious sleep psychiatrist who quickly grasps the immense power George holds. After becoming adept at manipulating George’s dreams to reshape the world, Haber seeks the same power for himself. George—with some surprising help—must resist Haber’s attempts, which threaten to destroy reality itself. A classic of the science fiction genre, The Lathe of Heaven is prescient in its exploration of the moral risks when overwhelming power is coupled with techno-utopianism.
Download or read book The Lathe of Heaven written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Harvill Press. This book was released on 1971 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Lathe of Heaven written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by S.F. Masterworks. This book was released on 2001 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George Orr is a mild and unremarkable man who finds the world a less than pleasant place to live: seven billion people jostle for living space and food. But George dreams dreams which do in fact change reality - and he has no means of controlling this extraordinary power. Psychiatrist Dr William Haber offers to help. At first sceptical of George's powers, he comes to astonished belief. When he allows ambition to get the better of ethics, George finds himself caught up in a situation of alarming peril.
Download or read book Political Science Fiction written by Donald M. Hassler and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the science fiction writer Frederik Pohl observes in the lead essay, the contributors collectively find science fiction to be either implicitly or explicitly political by its very nature.
Download or read book Voices for the Future written by Thomas D. Clareson and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1979 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering writers whose careers began in the 1950s, Volume II includes essays on J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Phillip Jose Farmer, Ursula LeGuin, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Mack Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, and Roger Zelazny. "
Download or read book Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature written by Tony Burns and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2010-02-19 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed is of interest to political theorists partly because of its association with anarchism and partly because it is thought to represent a turning point in the history of utopian/dystopian political thought and literature and of science fiction. Published in 1974, it marked a revival of utopianism after decades of dystopian writing. According to this widely accepted view The Dispossessed represents a new kind of literary utopia, which Tom Moylan calls a 'critical utopia.' The present work challenges this reading of The Dispossessed and its place in the histories of utopian/dystopian literature and science fiction. It explores the difference between traditional literary utopia and novels and suggests that The Dispossessed is not a literary utopia but a novel about utopianism in politics. Le Guin's concerns have more to do with those of the novelists of the 19th century writing in the tradition of European Realism than they do with the science fiction or utopian literature. It also claims that her theory of the novel has an affinity with the ancient Greek tragedy. This implies that there is a conservatism in Le Guin's work as a creative writer, or as a novelist, which fits uneasily with her personal commitment to anarchism.
Download or read book Climate Change in Popular Culture written by James Craig Holte and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-06-17 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An invaluable resource for general readers investigating climate change, this book examines the impact of climate change on popular culture and analyzes how writers and directors treat the disasters caused by climate change in their novels and films. Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination is the first study that includes analyses of both fiction and popular nonfiction works devoted to climate change. In addition, the book examines a number of classic works from the perspective of the growing field of climate change literature and includes a brief history of climate change science as well basic scientific definitions, all intended for general readers. The text provides an introduction to the science, politics, and economics of climate change. It also includes both historical overviews and potential probable futures projected by leading climate scientists and environmental writers. In addition, the text looks at how such creative writers and directors as Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Paulo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson, T. C. Boyle, Michael Crichton, and Octavia Butler, among others, have used the disasters caused by climate change in their work.
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Download or read book The Sacred Journey written by Greg Castle and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book An Informal History of the Hugos written by Jo Walton and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been presented since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction. Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and David G. Hartwell. "A remarkable guided tour through the field—a kind of nonfiction companion to Among Others. It's very good. It's great."—New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing on What Makes This Book So Great At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book Key Concepts in World Philosophies written by Sarah Flavel and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2023-01-12 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crossing continents and running across centuries, Key Concepts in World Philosophies brings together the 45 core ideas associated with major Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Islamic, African, Ancient Greek, Indigenous and modern European philosophers. The universal theme of self-cultivation and transformation connects each concept. Each one seeks to change our understanding the world or the life we are living. From Chinese xin and karma in Buddhist traditions to okwu in African philosophy, equity in Islamic thought and the good life in Aztec philosophy, an international team of philosophers cover a diverse set of ideas and theories originating from thinkers such as Confucius, Buddha, Dogen, Nezahualcoyotl, Nietzsche and Zhuangzi. Organised around the major themes of knowledge, metaphysics and aesthetics, each short chapter provides an introductory overview supported by a glossary. This is a one-of-a-kind toolkit that allows you to read philosophical texts from all over the world and learn how their ideas can be applied to your own life.
Download or read book Coyote's Song written by Richard D. Erlich and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-12-01 with total page 662 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major study of the major and minor fiction, poetry, and children's books of SF and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin. As Le Guin herself writes, "It is written in English, not academese, and will be of interest to a wide spectrum of students, scholars, and interested readers."
Download or read book Dystopian States of America written by Matthew B. Hill and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-09-13 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dystopian States of America is a crucial resource that studies the impact of dystopian works on American society-including ways in which they reflect our deep and persistent fears about environmental calamities, authoritarian governments, invasive technologies, and human weakness. Dystopian States of America provides students and researchers with an illuminating resource for understanding the impact and relevance of dystopian and apocalyptic works in contemporary American culture. Through its wide survey of dystopian works in numerous forms and genres, the book encourages readers to connect with these works of fiction and understand how the catastrophically grim or disquieting worlds they portray offer insights into our own current situation. In addition to providing more than 150 encyclopedia articles on a large and representative sample of dystopian/apocalyptic narratives in fiction, film, television, and video games (including popular works that often escape critical inquiry), Dystopian States of America features a suite of critical essays on five themes-war, pandemics, totalitarianism, environmental calamity, and technological overreach-that serve as the foundation for most dystopian worlds of the imagination. These offerings complement one another, enabling readers to explore dystopian conceptions of America and the world from multiple perspectives and vantage points.
Download or read book Routledge Library Editions: Science Fiction written by Various Authors and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-30 with total page 874 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This set of three previously out-of-print volumes collects together in one place key areas of research into the genre of science fiction. It critically examines science fiction, establishing its common themes and definitions, and comprehensively assesses the sci-fi world in its entirety.
Download or read book Science Fiction: A Critical Guide written by Patrick Parrinder and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, first published in 1979, presents a portrait of science fiction as a distinct form of serious and creative literature. Contributors are drawn from Britain, America and Europe, and range from well-known academic critics to young novelists. The essays establish the common properties of science fiction writing, and assess the history and significance of a field in which critical judgements have often been unreliable. The material ranges from the earliest imaginative journeys to the moon, to later developments of British, American and European science fiction.
Download or read book The New York Times Guide to the Arts of the 20th Century: 1900-1929 written by and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2002 with total page 864 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.