The Making of the Representative for Planet 8

By: Lessing, Doris

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Light scuffing of B&W glossy dust jacket, bumped top of spine. Light yellowing of pages as is common o British publications of this era. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Canopus in Argos: Archives #4; 8.60 X 5.80 X 0.80 inches; 148 pages; this is the fourth instalment in the visionary novel cycle 'Canopus in Argos: Archives'. The handsome, intelligent people of Planet 8 of the Canopean Empire know only an idyllic existence on their bountiful planet, its weather consistently nurturing, never harsh. They live long, purposeful, untroubled lives. Then one day The Ice begins, and ice and snow cover the planet's surface. Crops and animals die off, and the people must learn to live with this new desolation. Their only hope is that, as they have been promised, they will be taken from Planet 8 to a new world. But when the Canopean ambassador, Johor, finally arrives, he has devastating news: they will die along with their planet. Slowly they come to understand that their salvation may lie in the creation of one Representative who can save what is most essential to them. Lessing has written a frightening and, finally, hopeful book, a profound and thought-provoking contribution to the science-fiction genre the novel generally.

Title: The Making of the Representative for Planet 8

Author Name: Lessing, Doris

Categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1982

ISBN Number: 0224020080

ISBN Number 13: 9780224020084

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 16194

Keywords: canopus Science Fiction doris lessing