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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User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

This was written in the style of a Norwich Saga: very little flow and weird sentence structures that day things like "one day this happened" and "after a few days Yuli said this". There was very ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

As a scientific and sociological experiment about what life on a planet with a binary star system might be like, this book largely succeeds. As a gripping tale with relatable characters and ... Read full review

Contents

Yuli
3
Death of a Grandfather
95
n The Past That Was Like a Dream
106
Copyright

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Brian Aldiss lives in Oxford, England.

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