Helliconia

Helliconia: Helliconia Spring, Helliconia Summer, Helliconia Winter

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 12/08/2010
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Helliconia
available again!
It's great news that this wonderful trilogy has been republished in Gollancz's SF masterworks series. It's a huge epic, covering hundreds of years in the h... READ MORE
Nick Walden at Wandsworth

Synopsis

Helliconia is a planet that, due to the massively eccentric orbit of its own sun around another star, experiences seasons that lasts eons. Whole civilisations grow in the Spring, flourish in the Summer and then die in the brutal winters. The human-like inhabitants have been profoundly changed by their experience of this harsh cycle.

In orbit above the planet a terran mission struggles to observe and understand the effects on society of such a massive climatic impact.

Massive, thoroughly researched, minutely organised, full of action, pulp references and deep drama this is a classic trilogy.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780575086159
  • Number of pages: 1328
  • Weight: 1195g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 61 mm

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Helliconia
Helliconia
Helliconia Spring ***** A great read. From freezing conditions and a harsh environment a lone boy has to fend for himself after loosing his father. He has ... READ MORE
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Helliconia
One of the masterpieces of SF
The SF masterworks series has been excellent in bringing some neglected works back into print and this is a good example. The scale of the work may be inti... READ MORE
Gavin Kerr