The Sirian Experiments by Doris Lessing

The Sirian Experiments

Canopus in Argos #3

Doris Lessing

288 pages first pub 1980 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced
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This is the story, told by herself, of the education of a woman named Ambien II, an official, one of the Five - the highest level of the Sirian Colonial Service and the hidden rulers of the Sirian Empire for thousands of years. She is a competent,...

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