Lisez «Shikasta Re, Colonised Planet 5» de Doris Lessing avec Rakuten Kobo. This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively. 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 planet. DORIS LESSING’S rapidly growing series of novels, ”Canopus in by the infiltration into Shikasta of agents from the evil planet Shammat.

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When I got back, I put it down and didn’t touch it for a month, when I finished it while on another trip.

Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta by Doris Lessing

Thus crumbles a great deal of this narrative’s final moments, rendering its initial stories of utopia with all its sentimental murmurings about defective pale mutants nice eugenics there and hearty brown utopians noble savage, anyone? Then, Shikasta came out, a science fiction novel by the intended.

Archives Series, Book 4. I also admire the classic sort of science fiction, like Blood Musicby Greg Bear.

Stand Still Like the Hummingbird. I would say give this book a lessjng if you like the multiple narrator format and if the summary I gave intrigues you. We stay in London, and then go to a family in Wales. Lessing has a narrative style using multiple narrators. I bought it in hardcover and two of the subsequent Doris Lessing was first recommended to me by Karen Spilke, my next-door neighbor in the senior year at Union Theological Seminary, who read part of her Golden Notebook aloud while I was driving her car up doeis visit her parent’s summer house near Leeds, New York.

Lots of diplomacy and secret agents involved as well, hardly any sci-fi-typical technology.

Shikasta – Wikipedia

Ahikasta five best books”. On the eve of World War IIISherban and other emissaries relocate a small number of promising Shikastans to remote locations to escape the coming nuclear holocaust.


I registered a book at BookCrossing. I had certainly heard of Lessing before and this reading put it back in my head to get down to reading her fiction.

Her entire ideology is some frightful all-or-nothing choice between total individualism, self-interest and greed and absolutely losing oneself in the collective we remember that “substance-of-we-feeling”?

By the Shikastan’s 20th century, the planet has degenerated into war and self-destruction. The Tell-Tale Soris of Usher. The Memoirs of a Survivor. Then an unforeseen “cosmic re-alignment” puts Rohanda out of phase with Canopus which causes the Lock to break.

You can still place a hold on the title, and your hold will be automatically filled as soon as the title is available again. Shikastz called Shikasta an “epic” and suspected that it may have influenced the Nobel committee when they referred to Lessing as an “epicist of the female experience”. Then something went wrong. I really wanted to like this but it was just too dull. lessjng

Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5

There Will Be Time. Of the City of the Saved.

Even without those few obnoxiously persistent fairy tales driving the course of supposedly logical conclusions, we have an outsider’s obsession with Hinduism that apparently legally cancels out all the evils of Euro colonialism, a Magical Crazy Person We never should have locked up the useful ones! Archives Series, Book 1. Whiteness, and race in general, is an incontrovertible biological construct that has veritable and significant impact on the various sciences: Finally, I will comment on the picture painted here of human beings, through multiple sources and events.

Johor journeys to Rohanda through zone 6, a metaphysical realm crowded with the souls of the dead awaiting rebirth, much religions various versions of purgatory. Not even a little bit.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 25 March The antagonist of all these cultures is the Puttiora system with its rogue planet Shammat trying to destroy all positive efforts and draining energy and wealth from Shikasta. The library card you previously added can’t be used to complete this action.


We are weak, foolish and highly suggestible animals, neither wise and kind enough to build our own geometrically pleasing anarchist utopia Johor calls power hierarchies ‘the Degenerative Whikasta without the vital flow of substance-of-we-feeling fellow-feeling from Canopus, nor wicked and stupid enough to build our own hell the present state of humanity on Earth without the influence of an evil parasitic shkasta feeding on violence and waste.

The best a Shikastan can do is struggle to thrive and support her brothers and sisters against all the odds, and wait for the return of Canopus. An Old Woman and Her Cat. There are fspaol characters for the reader to engage with. I also recognize some esoteric tendencies in her writing when it comes to the ‘energies’.

From the Trade Paperback edition. The last twenty pages were a force of will. I mean, “safe and legal” is one thing, culling the genetically inferior is another. The Archivists are not reliable either. I’m curious to learn more about the different planets, civilizations and ideas. This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively Canopus in Argos: The first human cities lessibg by Canopus are products of pure mathematics, taking base geometrical shapes like the Square, Circle and Oval as their pattern.