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Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5: Personal, Psychological, Historical… Summary
Doris Lessing

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Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5: Personal, Psychological, Historical… Summary

Plot Summary

Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta was written in 1979 by Doris Lessing, a Nobel laureate in literature. "Shikasta" is the name of the central planet in the book and is the first in a series of five in her Canopus in Argos series.

Shikasta is one of the colonies of the galactic empire Canopus, and is shared with a friendly empire named Sirius and a hostile empire known as Puttiora. It functions largely as an allegory for earth. The book covers Shikasta's history, from the beginnings of sentient life all the way until the mythical Third World War, where humanity mostly destroys itself. In fact, the book is subtitled, "Personal psychological historical documents relating to visit by Johor (Gerge Sherban) Emissary (Grade 9) 87th of the Last Period of the Last Days". The book has an unusual structure. It reads as a loosely tied-together series of reports ranging over hundreds of...

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