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Shikasta

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Shikasta is a 1979 science fiction novel by Doris Lessing, and is the first book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series.

It was first published in the United States in October 1979 by Alfred A. Knopf, and in the United Kingdom in November 1979 by Jonathan Cape. Shikasta is also the name of the fictional planet featured in the novel.

Shikasta is the history of the planet Shikasta (Earth) under the influence of three galactic empires, Canopus, Sirius, and their mutual enemy, Puttiora. The book is presented in the form of a series of reports by Canopean emissaries to Shikasta who document the planet's prehistory, its degeneration leading to the "Century of Destruction" (the 20th century), and the Apocalypse (World War III).

Shikasta draws on the Old Testament and is influenced by spiritual and mystical themes in Sufism, an Islamic belief system in which Lessing had taken an interest in the mid-1960s.

Published in Great Britain 1979
Yellowing to pages
Stains from jacket cover tape on pd.

Item details

Author(s):
Lessing, D.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224017675
ISBN-13:
9780224017671
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
Shikasta: Personal, psychological, historical documents relating to visit by Johor

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Shikasta is a 1979 science fiction novel by Doris Lessing, and is the first book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series.

It was first published in the United States in October 1979 by Alfred A. Knopf, and in the United Kingdom in November 1979 by Jonathan Cape. Shikasta is also the name of the fictional planet featured in the novel.

Shikasta is the history of the planet Shikasta (Earth) under the influence of three galactic empires, Canopus, Sirius, and their mutual enemy, Puttiora. The book is presented in the form of a series of reports by Canopean emissaries to Shikasta who document the planet's prehistory, its degeneration leading to the "Century of Destruction" (the 20th century), and the Apocalypse (World War III).

Shikasta draws on the Old Testament and is influenced by spiritual and mystical themes in Sufism, an Islamic belief system in which Lessing had taken an interest in the mid-1960s.

Published in Great Britain 1979
Yellowing to pages
Stains from jacket cover tape on pd.

Author(s):
Lessing, D.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224017675
ISBN-13:
9780224017671
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
Shikasta: Personal, psychological, historical documents relating to visit by Johor

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