The Sykaos Papers

The Sykaos Papers is a science fiction novel by the historian E. P. Thompson, first published in 1988 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc using the ISBN numbers 0747503273, 9780747503279.

The novel, while often humorous and satirical, clearly reflects Thompson's historical-Marxist outlook and firm anti-military stance.

The story records the experience of humanoid alien, the Oitarian, Oi Paz on Earth (Sykaos). The full title of the work, which doubles as a brief plot summary is:

The Sykaos Papers,
An Account of the Voyages of the Poet Oi Paz to the System of Strim in the Seventeenth Galaxy; of his Mission to the planet Sykaos; of his First Cruel Captivity; of his Travels about its Surface; of the Manners and Customs of its Beastly People; of his Second Captivity; and of his Return to Oitar.
To which are added many passages from the Poet's Journal, documents in Sykotic script and other curious matters.
Selected and Edited by
Vice-Provost of the College of Adjusters.
Transmitted by Timewarp to
E. P. Thompson

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