The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 by Doris Lessing

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8

Canopus in Argos #4

Doris Lessing

190 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

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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 we...

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