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Shikasta

By Doris Lessing

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| Hardcover | 9788445074497

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Shikasta is the first volume in doris Lessing's celebrated space fiction series celebrated space fiction series, 'Canopus in Argos: Archives'. In this interlinked quintet of novels, she creates a new, extraordinary cosmos where the fate of Ear Continue

Shikasta is the first volume in doris Lessing's celebrated space fiction series celebrated space fiction series, 'Canopus in Argos: Archives'. In this interlinked quintet of novels, she creates a new, extraordinary cosmos where the fate of Earth is influenced by the rivalries and interactions of three powerful galactic empires, Canopus, Sirius and their enemy, Puttiora. 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.

In Shikasta the story of the final days of our planet is told through the Johor, an emissary sent from Canopus. Twentieth-century Earth, named 'Shikasta, the stricken' by the kindly paternalistic Canopeans sho colonised it many centruies ago, is under the influence of the evil empire, Puttoria. 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.

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    Alegoría retrofuturista

    Curiosa novela de ciencia ficción, que más parece una novela histórica escrita desde el espacio exterior en un futuro lejano. Alegoría sobre la historia de la humanidad, centrada en las miserias del siglo XX. Alegato contra el racismo y el colonialis ...(continue)

    Curiosa novela de ciencia ficción, que más parece una novela histórica escrita desde el espacio exterior en un futuro lejano. Alegoría sobre la historia de la humanidad, centrada en las miserias del siglo XX. Alegato contra el racismo y el colonialismo, pero también contra todo tipo de humillación de todo ser humano. Un canto a la esencia de lo humano, a volver a unos supuestos orígenes que proceden de alguna parte remota del universo.

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