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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.

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Your viewpoint of it makes you sound like a rightwng nutball...

Climate instability and overpopulation aren't leftist concepts. They've been dealt with in many SF stories.
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Conflicts endemic to capitalism form the basis of a huge amount of compelling fiction. I don't see what this claim even means. And yes she would surely be to the left politically speaking. So what? You need heinlein to cleanse your palate or something?Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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Good place to start, for anyone wanting to read her works after her death this week. She really is one of the most underrated authors, and arguably the founder of literary SF...
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Good place to start, for anyone wanting to read her works after her death this week. She really is one of the most underrated authors, and arguably the founder of literary SF...
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Great read. I like a few of her others more, but this is one that the mind continually comes back to and chews over.
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Left Hand of Darkness is my favorite by her. This is great too
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RIP to a great fantasy / SF writer
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Sounds interesting, i'll give it a shot for $1
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The synopsis makes it sound like leftist propaganda. Are the concepts and conflicts actually compelling in a fictional sense, or is this a propaganda piece?
Conflicts endemic to capitalism form the basis of a huge amount of compelling fiction. I don't see what this claim even means. And yes she would surely be to the left politically speaking. So what? You need heinlein to cleanse your palate or something?Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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The synopsis makes it sound like leftist propaganda. Are the concepts and conflicts actually compelling in a fictional sense, or is this a propaganda piece?
Your viewpoint of it makes you sound like a rightwng nutball...

Climate instability and overpopulation aren't leftist concepts. They've been dealt with in many SF stories.
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The synopsis makes it sound like leftist propaganda. Are the concepts and conflicts actually compelling in a fictional sense, or is this a propaganda piece?
Great book. Many of these books from the late 60s/early 70s about a dystopian future sound like they might be lefty propaganda. Some of them may have even been intended that way. This one does not make me feel that way, in fact, the conclusion might surprise you a bit.
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The synopsis makes it sound like leftist propaganda. Are the concepts and conflicts actually compelling in a fictional sense, or is this a propaganda piece?
I totally think that it stands on it's own as great sci-fi. Frankly, I don't get the implication that it was particularly political (given the time frame in which it was written). It was hardly a Trotsky manifesto. Ms. La Guin was one of the few female writers in a male dominated genre and wrote more genuine prose than most of her colleagues - male or female.

I can also recommend the movie (first watched it on PBS years ago).
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Bought this deal without hesitation. RIP to an amazing, influential writer.
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Great book. Many of these books from the late 60s/early 70s about a dystopian future sound like they might be lefty propaganda. Some of them may have even been intended that way. This one does not make me feel that way, in fact, the conclusion might surprise you a bit.
Thank you for an honest opinion. I'll bite for a $1. Need some good books
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