London: Jonathan Cape, 1979. Second printing. Hardcover. SIGNED. 364pp. Octavo [22 cm] in boards. Light rubbing to jacket; spine faintly cocked, corners bumped, else boards are unworn; interior is clean and tight. Very good / very good. Item #48855
Signed by Lessing and dated 1st November 1981 on half-title.
Born in Iran and raised in what is now Zimbabwe, Nobel Prize-winning British novelist Doris Lessing wrote literature and science fiction with a feminist, humanist, postcolonial perspective. Shikasta is the first novel in Lessing's 5-part Canopus in Argos series, an innovative social history of the future, heavily influenced by Sufism.