The Lathe of Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven

“A person who believes, as she did, that things fit: that there is a whole of which one is a part, and that in being a part one is whole: such a person has no desire whatever, at any time, to play God. Only those who have denied their being yearn to play at it.”

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most famous sci-fi writers and so I absolutely wanted to dig in to one of her most well-known works. The Lathe of Heaven explores the consequences of trying to play God and do good without really knowing what is good and what is not. It is a captivating and quick read and definitely a great taste of Ursula K. Le Guin’s work.