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The Sykaos Papers by E. P. Thompson

The Sykaos Papers by E. P. Thompson

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An epic space satire of late 20th century folly. This novel concerns Oi Paz who is stranded when his space ship is dismantled by the inhabitants of Earth. It is E.P.Thompson's first novel and is a work which provides a view of Earth, not only as it is to the outsider, but very much from within.

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When he came to Earth (or Sykaos as it was known to the Oitarians), the poet/space traveller/gardener Oi Paz declaimed its attractions. It seemed to him that if it should prove to be inhabited by intellectual beings that they could not fail to be harmonious within such harmonious surroundings. The truth shocked him. How could such noisome, graceless beasts so closely resemble the humans of Oitar and carry on in this higgledy fashion? Decoding the nuances of their crudity, language, myths and lawgivers became essential when the primitives dismantled his space craft. However, as Oi Paz grows accustomed to life on Earth, he also experiences an unforeseen breakdown of his Oitarian taboos, while at the same time his presence seems to trigger off a perilous tendency among his captors to fulfil their dreadful Sykotic destiny. The epic sojourn of Oi Paz presents a vision of earth not only as it is to the extraordinary outsider, but very much from within. E.P.Thompson is the author of many works of non-fiction, including "The Making of the English Working Class". This is his first novel.

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SKU GOR001264316
Title The Sykaos Papers
Author By (author) E. P. Thompson
Contributor N/A
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1988
Page Number 496
ISBN 0747501173
ISBN13 9780747501176
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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