Helliconia Spring

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Penguin Group USA, Oct 1, 1983 - Fiction - 361 pages
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In Helliconia, a world far from Earth, a young man named Yuli builds the city of Oldorando, a city that now faces the threat of the phagors, a beast species rivaling mankind

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Review: Helliconia Spring (Helliconia #1)

User Review  - Penforhire - Goodreads

I have a hard time rating this book. On a technical basis it is a magnificent world-building hard SF epic. The scope is truly grand, describing a very alien world with a unique dual-solar cycle ... Read full review

Review: Helliconia Spring (Helliconia #1)

User Review  - Saoirse Sterling - Goodreads

This was written in the style of a Norse 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 little ... Read full review

Contents

Embruddock
75
Death of a Grandfather
79
The Past That Was Like a Dream
88
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Brian W. Aldiss was born in East Dereham, Norfolk on August 18, 1925. In 1943, he joined the Royal Signals regiment, and saw action in Burma. After World War II, he worked as a bookseller at Oxford University. His first book, The Brightfount Diaries, was published in 1955. His first science fiction novel, Non-Stop (Starship in the United States), was published in 1958. His other works include Hothouse, The Helliconia Trilogy, The Squire Quartet, Frankenstein Unbound, The Malacia Tapestry, Walcot, and Mortal Morning. His short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long was the basis for the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He has received numerous awards for his work including two Hugo Awards, the Nebula Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He is also an anthologist and an artist. He has edited numerous works including Introducing SF, The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus, Space Opera, Space Odysseys, Galactic Empires, Evil Earths, and Perilous Planets. He is an abstract artist and his first solo exhibition, The Other Hemisphere, was held in Oxford in August-September 2010.

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