Report on the Threatened City


Doris Lessing

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Report on the Threatened City Characters

The Envoys

The envoys are a group of six beings from another planet who have traveled to Earth in their spacecraft. They try to warn humans in the titular “threatened city” (implied to be San Francisco) that… read analysis of The Envoys

The Four Youths

On their third day on Earth, the alien envoys encounter a group of four youths who have come to the remote area of the landing site because it is a hang-out spot for young people… read analysis of The Four Youths

The Technicians

The envoys visit the Institute for Prognosis and Prevention of Earth Disturbance, where they encounter a group of “highly skilled” geological technicians who study earthquakes. These technicians live and work close to the fault… read analysis of The Technicians