Doris Lessing (1919-2013)
17 November 2013
Doris Lessing, the
distinguished literary author who besides many other honours in her
long career won the 2007 Nobel
Prize for Literature, died on 17 November at the age of 94.
Several of her novels had fantastic or futuristic content; she made
unashamed use of science-fiction devices in the Canopus in
Argos: Archives sequence which opens with
Shikasta (1979). Doris Lessing was a
guest of honour at the 1987 UK Worldcon held in Brighton.