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The making of the representative for Planet 8

by Doris Lessing

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDoris Lessing.
SeriesCanopus in Argos : archives
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6023.E833 M34 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3505326M
ISBN 10039471377X
LC Control Number82040422
OCLC/WorldCa9153408

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Planet 8 is entering an ice age, making survival of any species impossible. Canopus knows this and prepares to save the relevant traits of its inhabitants in selected representatives for Planet 8. The central topic is individuality or This and book 2 (Marriages) are the weakest volumes of the cycle/5.

- The Making Of The Representative of Planet 8 - Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire In this fourth book Lessing explores a dying planet that is advancing into an ice age due to a cosmic disturbance.

The planet was a perfect Eden, warm, peaceful and colonised by a /5(20). Planet 8, a promising outpost of the Empire of Canopus, undergoes a catastrophic climate change.

Canopus had planned to move the people to a similar planet, Rohanda; but the wrecking of these plans, as detailed in Lessing's Shikasta and The Sirian Experiments, means that a more arduous course must be taken/5(8). Get this from a library. The making of the representative for Planet 8. [Doris Lessing] -- "Planet 8, a prosperous world with intelligent, vital inhabitants, is transformed by an Ice Age, a change that causes a critical variation in lifestyle and a drastic reappraisal of the meaning and.

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 is the fourth book in a series collectively entitled Canopus in Argos: was preceded by Re: Colonized Planet The making of the representative for Planet 8 book, Shikasta (); The.

Genre/Form: English fiction Science fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lessing, Doris, Making of the representative for Planet 8. The making of the representative for Planet 8 by Doris Lessing; 8 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Science fiction, England Love stories, Psychological fiction, Tolerations, Hope, Fiction.

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 is a full-scale opera by Philip Glass with a libretto by Doris Lessing based on her novel of the same name, first performed in Together with Glass's opera The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five, it is part of a planned trilogy of operas based on Lessing's Canopus in Argos novels.

The opera was co-commissioned by English Based on: Lessing's novel of the same name. The fourth novel in Lessing's Canopus in Argus series is the shortest, the simplest, and (though frequently given over to long, lyric/philosophical monologues) the most fable-like.

The narrator is Doeg, a "Representative" on Planet 8 who recalls "the times of The Ice"—when the beautiful, temperate little planet (a colony of Canopus) slowly began to freeze to death.

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8: Year First Published: First Published by: Alfred A. Knopf: Category: Novel: This Edition: American first edition: ISBN: x: From the book jacket:"This is the story of Planet 8 of the Canopean Empire, a prosperous and contented little planet inhabited by handsome, vibrant.

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 Lessing has written a frightening and, finally, hopeful book, a profound and thought-provoking contribution to the science-fiction genre the novel generally. Fiction Science Fiction.

Publication Details Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers. Editions for The Making of the Representative for Planet 8: (Paperback published in ), (Mass Market Paperback published in Cited by: 9.

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/5(8). Doris Lessing tells us that these thoughts belong to The Making of the Representative for Planet 8, but even more to its predecessor, The Sirian Experiments, which novel came to be written as a direct result of nearly fifty years of being fascinated by the two British expeditions to the Antarctic led by Robert Falcon Scott.

What concerns her is. View all covers for The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (logged in users can change User Preferences to always display covers on this page) Reviews Review by Robert Colbert () in Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review, #6, July-August 'The Making of the Representative for Planet 8' is the fourth volume in Doris Lessing's celebrated space fiction series, 'Canopus in Argos: Archives'.

In this interlinked quintet of novels, she creates a new, extraordinary cosmos where the fate of the Earth is influenced by the rivalries and interactions of three powerful galactic empires /5(18).

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Listen to Philip Glass - The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 - English National Opera - 12/13/ by minimaleffort for free. Follow minimaleffort to never miss another show. The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 Doris Lessing From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the fourth instalment in the visionary novel cycle ‘Canopus in Argos: Archives’.

A bootleg of that BBC Radio 3 broadcast has just popped up on YouTube. ?v=SO4tdYwbWR8 You should probably get your hands on it before.The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 () commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, the English National Opera and the Landestheater Kiel, Germany.

Work Notes. Opera in three acts. Libretto (English) by Doris Lessing based on her novel. Text Writer. Doris Lessing, based on her novel.The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 is a full-scale opera by Philip Glass with a libretto by Doris Lessing based on her novel of the same name, first performed in The opera was co-commissioned by English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, and Theater Kiel, and co-produced with Artpark.