Saturday, 14 August 2010

THE LATHE OF HEAVEN

Panther SF paperback, 1980 reprint. Cover artwork by Colin Hay.

"Before George Orr slips into a dreaming sleep induced by Doctor Halber, there are 7 billion undernourished people on an overcrowded Earth. Dream of space, of elbow room, of freedom, the doctor says... 
The sleeper dreams of burying mounds of corpses...When he wakes he "remembers" there had been a plague. Pollution-caused cancer had wiped out 6 billion people - ten years ago. 
Doctor Halber is pleased with his day's work of playing God. Tomorrow, the race question..."
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