It doesn’t take long before the world literally starts to melt: it’s like Haber’s dreams are turning reality into a Salvador Dalì painting. George decides he has to end it by turning off Dr. Haber’s machine.
2002 For the uninitiated, The Lathe of Heaven takes place in Portland, Oregon in the year 2002. Its main character, an insignificant working class man named George Orr (Bruce Davison who appears in this summer's "The X-Men" movie), is plagued by "effective dreaming," where his dreams literally come true.
The Lathe of Heaven is a 1971 science fiction novel by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin. The plot concerns a character whose dreams alter past and present reality. The novel received nominations for the 1972 Hugo and the 1971 Nebula Award, and won the Locus Award for Best Novel in 1972.