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Doris Lessing's celebrated space fiction set in an extraordinary cosmos where the fate of the Earth is influenced by the rivalries and interactions of three powerful galactic empires. The story of the final days of our planet is told through the reports of Johor, an emissary sent from Canopus. Twentieth-century Earth, named 'Shikasta, the stricken' by the kindly, paternalistic Canopeans who colonised it many centuries ago, is under the influence of the evil empire of Puttiora. War, famine, disease and environmental disasters ravage the planet. To Johor, mankind is a 'totally crazed species', racing towards annihilation: his orders to save humanity set him what seems to be an impossible task. Blending myth, fable and allegory, Doris Lessing's astonishing visionary creation both reflects and redefines the history of our own world from its earliest beginnings to an inevitable, tragic self-destruction.
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A journey through six 'zones' on the way to a threatened planet, this novel challenges SF's usual aversion to spiritual speculation.
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Shikasta, the first in what would become five science fiction novels by Doris Lessing, begins with a journey in to the pre-history of the... | Entertainment | guardian.co.uk.
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Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007. She has published numerous novels, short stories, plays, and works of non-fiction for over fifty years. The Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded for a lifetime of literary ...
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Doris Lessing was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. She was unimpressed. She mentioned that in the 1960's a representative had been sent from the Nobel committee just to tell her that they didn't like her and ...
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Shikasta The Book of the Week is the first edition of Shikasta (officially, Re: Colonized Planet 5, Shikasta) by Doris Lessing. This is to honor Ms. Lessing, who last week was declared this year's Nobel Prize winner for Literature.
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Shikasta. (German Edition) (9783442727346) Doris Lessing. Product Details: Paperback: 539 pages. Publisher: Btb Bei Goldmann (March 1, 2001) Language: German ISBN-10: 3442727340. ISBN-13: 978-3442727346
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