To Get Into a Speculative Mindframe: The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula K. Le GuinRead about another entry on the list.
Time to Read: About three hours.
If you’re looking for mind-blowing speculative fiction, Le Guin’s classic is the ideal way to challenge yourself. How she managed to come up with something as intriguing and mind-expanding as this story of a man who discovers that his dreams can alter reality, and do it in less than 200 pages, is anyone’s guess. To say the story doesn’t go anywhere near what you might expect is an understatement, to say the least.
The Lathe of Heaven is among Ellen Wehle's five can’t-miss classics of dystopian fiction.