Helliconia spring

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Berkley Books, Nov 1, 1984 - Fiction - 431 pages
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A planet orbiting binary suns, Helliconia has a Great Year spanning three millennia of Earth time: cultures are born in spring, flourish in summer, then die with the onset of the generations-long winter. Helliconia is emerging from its centuries-long winter. The tribes of the equatorial continent emerge from their hiding places and are again able to dispute possession of the planet with the ferocious phagors. In Oldorando, love, trade and coinage are being redisovered, This is the first volume of the Helliconia Trilogy -- a monumental saga that goes beyond anything yet created by this master among today's imaginative writers.

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Review: Helliconia Spring (Helliconia #1)

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

This is a reasonably well-written adventure story, but I did not follow it thru to the end because it is not really my cup of tea. Backward-looking SF rather than forward-looking - looking back to primitive societies on a fictional planet with 2 suns and a very long year. Read full review

Review: Helliconia Spring (Helliconia #1)

User Review  - Van Nuys - Goodreads

A tale about many generations of life on a distant planet. We witness the seasonal change of the planet affecting the lives upon it. Overall a well-written good read, well worth any minor flaws. Read full review


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Brian Aldiss lives in Oxford, England.

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