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I neither found lesslng coherent story, nor any characters to care for, and parts of it is too much of a lecture to me. 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. Shikasta, the first in what would become five science fiction novels by Doris Shikaatabegins with a journey in to the pre-history of the planet Rohanda.
I would just need to make sure that whatever else she wrote was not like this. Now maybe Doris Lessing had never heard the term and was completely unfamiliar with the trope, but the edpaol charitable thing you can possibly dorus is that she ignorantly recycled a very well-trod genre shikastq and then did a very poor, unimaginative, and shikasa job of it.
She is outright in favor of eugenics, totalitarian rule, and mass slaughter in the name of ideological purity. It helps that I’m currently playing a video game birthed of a critique of Rand’s objectivism, and the bombastic pieces of this narrative that are supposedly in the voice of the Absolute Evil go right alone with the repeated warnings against the “parasite” that fill the video games background acousticsand a complete and utter lack of self-reflection on part of the benevolent alien for which this is all a little scientific experiment.
He also takes part in the trial of all Europeans for the crimes of colonialism. The long life-spans from the geneology sections of the Bible? Short Stories For You!
It takes the Old Testament of the Bible as inspiration for its mythical geo-historical content, but instead of an angry bearded guy in charge, it has a super-advanced utopian-collectivist space-travelling civilization colonising Earth and then struggling to maintain a shadow of hope and stability through thousands of literally star-crossed years when the unfortunate planet shikkasta fed on and influenced by another, evil space-travelling c First read January This book does three ambitious things.
Archives Series, Book 1. As Rohanda degenerates into greed and conflict, the Canopeans reluctantly change its name to Shikasta the stricken.
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So you have to kind of get with that narrative style, and that takes work, even for someone like me that is used to reading dry, technical work. It attempts to realistically predict the Old-Testament apocalypse playing out some time in the immediate future with the disintegration of most the structures espsol international organisation, collapse of Europe, rise of China, epidemics, famine, culmination in World War III, and the aftermath.
This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectiv I was quite excited to read a science fiction book written by a Nobel Prize Winner. In no literature is the faith in technological progress more solid than in science fiction. Within the fantasy world Lessing has created, that meant the character had worked and worked and worked, but just couldn’t make it over the hump of the difficulties that always tripped her up in each of her reincarnated lives.
I’ve since finished dodis it in its eBook form. Both of her parents were British: Puntuaciones y opiniones 0 0 estrellas 0 opiniones. In she was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, one of Spain’s most important distinctions, for her brilliant literary works in sepaol of freedom and Third World causes. The Ice Wars of Dominia. I have to admit that despite my fond memories, this was a tough read, it was work.
Canopus values its morals and believes as superior, it perpetrates genocide more than once, and constantly use eugenics to “improve” the local population.
Our modern technological narrative is one of progress.
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand. Shammat is the embodiment of evil. The planet Shikasta is clearly recognizable as Earth. Because, and trust me on this, it’s not worth it. The Sun Between Their Feet: She described The Sufis as “the most surprising book [she] had read”, and said it “changed [her] life”. But there are so very many obvious and underwhelming ingredients present alongside all the good stuff that even the most ingenious sparks of creative force are diluted and fail to impress with their full potential.
But soon after Johar’s first journey to our world, Rohanda will become Shikasta, “the broken”, a fallen world, sheared from the “galactic Lock” that has brought it peace and development, and exploited by the evil empire of Shammat.
Sirius hosts another more materialistically orientied space age civilization that will be thematized in the third volume. I would say give this book a shot if you like the multiple narrator format and if the summary I gave intrigues you. I persisted, finishing the thing.
This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively Canopus in Argos: But Lessing achieves in Shikasta exactly the thing that is so often missing from SF, and in so doing demonstrates what a strong literary imagination can achieve in a genre that, for all its big ideas, rarely manages to touch real human experience.
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The Tell-Tale House of Usher. Seeing as how my reading trend has been with Lessing, this might just me getting old and cranky, but considering she’s the one writing off those in their mid’s as doomed to building castles in the sky, what does that make me? Collected African Stories Volume Two. An Old Woman and Her Cat. It runs across all of human history, adding in pre-history and moving forward beyond today and into the future.
It gets slightly better in the last third, but IMO reading this have not been such a great use of my time sorry if this sounds rude! The Shammat, who set the Dlris on a course of self-destruction, self-destruct themselves and withdraw from the planet.
This was challenging to read, it definitely is not a mindless read. For eons, galactic empires have struggled espaoll one another, and Shikasta is one of the main battlegrounds. Jun 25, Nathaniel rated it did not like it Shelves: I got nearly two hundred pages in and just found myself dreading reading time because I knew I would have to pick this up. The first hundre I’ve read some critics’s reviews of Shikasta which suggest that the book is different from most science fiction in that it has well developed characters and a deeply meaningful plot.
Rereading it now i felt differently, it was both a lot easier but also a lot less impressive.
Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5
The Shadow of the Sun. The Door to Saturn. She has recurring themes and settings. To enjoy the book, you have to excise everything the book may remind you of: