Shikasta

Shikasta

Re, Colonised Planet 5 : Personal, Psychological, Historical Documents Relating to Visit by Johor (George Sherban) Emissary (grade 9) 87th of the Period of the Last Days

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A disturbing allegory, centered around a planet called Shikasta, which bears remarkable similarities to Earth. Through time, a higher planet, Canopus, has documented the progress of Shikasta and tried to distract its inhabitants from the evil influence of the planet Shammat, but the Shikastans continue to hurl themselves toward annihilation.
Published: New York : Knopf : distributed by Random House, 1979.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780394507323
0394507320
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: x, 364 p. ;,25 cm.

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Jul 29, 2017

This is a very important book. Lessing realized in the 80s, and probably earlier, that ETs lived among us and had done so for millenia, influencing human evolution in many ways. This novel is fearless historical fiction, done at a time when these ideas were entirely taboo.

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