A new omnibus of Ursula K. Le Guin’s work announced
Wydawnictwo Prószyński i S-ka returns to publishing omnibuses with works Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most important authors of fantasy. In previous years, we had the opportunity to read e.g. omnibus edition Earthsea or volumes Six Hain Worlds and A fisherman from the Inland Sea.
The new volume, bearing the title will contain three novels: We are the dream, The place of the beginning and The eye of the heron. The book will be released in the same format and layout as previous Le Guin omnibuses.
We are the dream will be released on April 13.
We Are the Dream – book description and cover
The titular “We Are a Dream” takes place in a world full of violence, somewhat reminiscent of the 1970s. George Orr – the main character of the novel – one day discovers that he has the ability to change reality through his dreams. He asks Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist, for help in dealing with his new ability, who quickly realizes that Orr’s power can also be used for his own purposes. Subsequent attempts by the doctor to solve the problems of humanity end up creating increasingly worse alternative worlds. Will George be able to free himself from the influence of the manipulator and stop the catastrophe?
In “The Place of Beginning”, Hugh Rogers, an inhabitant of one of the American suburbs, accidentally finds his way to Tembreabrezi, an idyllic land of eternal twilight. There he meets Irena Pannis, a girl who discovered this world seven years earlier and managed to love it with all her heart. Irena wants to protect the Tembreabrezi from the intruder – she cannot accept the fact that someone has discovered her secret asylum. However, when she is asked by the locals to join forces with Hugh to defeat the dragon hiding on the mountain, she decides to complete the task. Will they reach the top together? And what will they do once they get there?
Meanwhile, the plot of “Heron’s Eye” takes place on the planet Victoria, which was first reached by criminals banished from Brazil. For years they starved, fell ill and died to finally build the Capital. More than half a century has passed and the People of Peace have come to the city, wanting to take refuge from the atrocities of a conflict-ridden Earth. What will happen when the fragile balance between the people of Victoria starts to break down? Will the promised oasis turn into a hell of war?
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