Helliconia spring

Front Cover
Atheneum, 1982 - Fiction - 361 pages
16 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
3
3 stars
5
2 stars
2
1 star
3

Review: Helliconia Spring (Helliconia #1)

User Review  - Ntilden - Goodreads

I read the Helliconia series a couple years back. As I started the first book I found it slow, sparse, but it was also enjoyable enough to keep reading. The deeper I got in the series, the more ... Read full review

Review: Helliconia Spring (Helliconia #1)

User Review  - Charles Dee Mitchell - Goodreads

I guess I am joining the chorus of voices who express frustration if not outright disappointment with this book. Aldiss has written several sf novels that are among my favorites -- Hot House ... Read full review

Related books

Contents

Embruddock
91
Death of a Grandfather
94
The Past That Was Like a Dream
105
Copyright

13 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References from web pages

Brian Aldiss: Helliconia Spring
In the eighties, one of Aldiss' interests was the rise and fall of civilization; his previous novel to Helliconia Spring, Life in the West is about the ...
www.geocities.com/ Athens/ Academy/ 6422/ rev1094.html

Helliconia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Helliconia Spring; Helliconia Summer; Helliconia Winter ... The trilogy consists of the books Helliconia Spring (published 1982), Helliconia Summer (1983) ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Helliconia

On the Bestseller Trail
Helliconia Spring is SF without reservations, set on the far-off planet Helliconia whose sun swings in a gigantic ellipse around a second and much hotter ...
www.ansible.co.uk/ writing/ extro3.html

Classics of Science Fiction: Helliconia Spring
Classics of SF Home | By Rank | By Title | By Author | By Year. Score, Year, Title, Author. 13, 1982, Helliconia Spring, Aldiss, Brian ...
classics.jameswallaceharris.com/ Lists/ CitationsList.php?id=52

Helliconia Spring (work by Aldiss) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Helliconia Spring (work by Aldiss) ... For additional help, please review Search Tips. Search Britannica for "Helliconia Spring" ...
www.britannica.com/ eb/ topic-675638/ Helliconia-Spring

Brian Aldiss Fan Site
The three books in Brian Aldiss' Helliconia series are Helliconia Spring, ... Helliconia Spring is set during the period when the great winter comes to an ...
www.brianaldiss.org/ helliconia.html

Brian Aldiss
1982 British Science Fiction Association Award Helliconia Spring. 1982 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Helliconia Spring. 1983 Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany) ...
www.contemporarywriters.com/ authors/ ?p=auth01J29L511112620228

Transformation Stories List:Books A - Lycanthropy, Shapechanging ...
Helliconia Spring and sequels {/22/} [BBT]. [ Helliconia Spring : Berkley; 1984; 0425073289; ... [Helliconia Spring: Berkley; 1983; 0425061868; $? ...
www.transformationlist.com/ transbooksa.html

Helliconia Spring, Brian Aldiss, 0-586-05365-4 A Traša livraria ...
Helliconia Spring, Brian Aldiss, 0-586-05365-4. ... Livro Usado - Envio Imediato Helliconia Spring ISBN: 0-586-05365-4 Autor: Brian Aldiss Prešo: R$ 8,00 ...
www.traca.com.br/ seboslivrosusados.cgi?mod=LV269790& origem=resultadodetalhada

Readerware Book Catalog
Helliconia Spring. Helliconia Spring Author: Aldiss, Brian ISBN: 0-586-05365-4 LCCN: Dewey: Number:. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy : Fiction ...
www.crookedtimbre.net/ static/ books/ report.html

About the author (1982)

Brian W. Aldiss is among the most versatile of contemporary science-fiction authors. He is also knowledgeable about the genre, having published in 1973 the highly regarded study Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction (later updated and published as Trillion Year Spree). Born in East Dereham, Norfolk, Aldiss attended Framlingham College at Suffolk and West Buckland School. He worked as a bookseller at Oxford University and, later, as editor for the Oxford Mail and for Penguin Books. Through the years, Aldiss has been actively involved in various literary and science-fiction organizations, and has received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Aldiss argues that writing is a compulsive act and that he doesn't really think about the reader until the process is completed. He claims that his work focuses on cultural and linguistic diversity, and he suggests that the "necessity of communication" is an integral part of his Helliconia novels. Aldiss published his first science fiction novel Non-Stop in 1958 (Its American title is Starship.) and has written prolifically ever since. Praised by the literary critics for his seemingly effortless ability to write in a wide variety of styles, Aldiss is more interested in his science fiction novels with human concerns than with technology. He frequently is on the cutting edge of new ideas, as seen in his epic Helliconia series, while also demonstrating an understanding of the genre's traditions, as seen in the reworking of the Frankenstein myth in Frankenstein Unbound (1973).

Bibliographic information