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Helliconia Trilogy

book | Fiction | 2010
UK & Comm → Orion Publishing Group

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. This edition brings together Helliconia Spring, Helliconia Summer and Helliconia Winter in a single volume.


Melissa Pimentel manages the translation rights for Helliconia Trilogy

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The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.

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Wilhelm Heyne Verlag
Editura Art

Science fiction has never before has this grandeur.

Times Literary Supplement

Brian Aldiss' towering imagination places his Helliconia trilogy far above standard science fiction.

Daily Mail

Propels the reader headlong into marvel. A trilogy which has acquired monumental nobility.

The Times

Rarely has someone else's brave new world been brought so stunningly to life.

Daily Telegraph

A marvellous journey to another world - a remarkable feat of the imagination,

John Fowles

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