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1 Lessing, Doris Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta (Canopus in Argos: Archives Vol. 1)
New York Alfred A Knopf 1979 0394507320 / 9780394507323 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 

Black cloth with gold lettering, 364 pp. Corners chipped, minor edge wear and rubbing especially to lettering on spine. Jacket in new Brodart, some edge wear, chipping at top and base of spine, mostly closed 2" tear to back panel, some creasing and chipping along top and bottom edges of front panel. Text is clean and unmarked.

"Here begins a series of novels, 'Canopus in Argos: Archives', set in some future time; novels transcending realism altogether, yet reinstating it within a space-age setting. She has created what she calls 'a new world for myself,' self-consistent and with infinite possibilities, 'a realm where the petty fates of planets, let alone individuals, are only aspects of the rivalries and interactions of the great galactic empires: Canopus, Sirius, and their enemy, the Empire Puttiora with its criminal planet Shammat.' "; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 25.00 USD

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2 Lessing, Doris The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos: Archives Vol. 4)
New York Alfred A Knopf 1982 039451906X / 9780394519067 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 

Black cloth with gold lettering, 144 pp. A little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear, minor chipping at corners. A nice copy.

"This is the story of Planet 8 of the Canopean Empire, a prosperous and contented little planet inhabited by handsome, vibrant, intelligent people, as told to us by one of the planet's fifty Representatives. Planet 8 is verdant and peaceful, its well-being secure, its weather consistently nurturing, never harsh. The people live long, fruitful lives, each one assuming a role essential to the continuity of the race. There is no crime, no strife, and no doubt . . .
"Until: the time of The Ice begins, the alignments of the planet shift, ice and snow come to cover its surface, and the people are forced to alter their lives in previously unthinkable ways. What keeps them going is the promise made by Canopus that, in time, they will be taken off Planet 8 to Rohanda, the favored planet of the Empire. But when the Canopean ambassador, Johor, finally arrives, the people are hardly surprised that he brings only devastating news. Rohanda is no longer fit to receive them, and they are destined to perish with their planet . . ."; 7" - 9" Tall
Price: 20.00 USD

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