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The Making of the Representative for Planet 8

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8

(1982)
(The fourth book in the Canopus in Argos: Archives series)
A novel by

 
From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 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.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

March 1982 : UK Hardback
Title: The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos)
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0224020080 / 9780224020084 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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January 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos: Archives)
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 039451906X / 9780394519067 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

May 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos: Archives)
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0006547184 / 9780006547181 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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June 1988 : USA Paperback
Title: The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos: Archives)
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0679720154 / 9780679720157 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1983 : UK Paperback
Title: The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos)
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0586056548 / 9780586056547 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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February 1983 : USA Paperback
Title: The Making of the Representative for Planet 8
Author(s): Doris Lessing
ISBN: 039471377X / 9780394713779 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos: Archives Series, Book 4)
Author(s): Doris Lessing

Publisher: Fourth Estate
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