I’ve just got my hands on a copy of the new Gollancz SF Masterworks edition of Brian Aldiss‘s Helliconia. It’s a huge volume – well over 1300 pages – comprising Helliconia Spring (1982), Helliconia Summer (1983), and Helliconia Winter (1985). It also includes Aldiss’s various appendices and additions from the 1996 omnibus edition and is, in general, a lovely edition of one of the great works of science fiction. My own contribution, a brief introduction amounting to approximately 0.14% of the total page-count, I hope makes clear what an extraordinary work I think it is. And – though I’m sure no reader of this would be swayed by vulgar commercial considerations – I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that Amazon are currently offering the book for £7.49, a whopping 56% off the regular retail price. So, you know, act without thinking…


~ by grahamsleight on July 22, 2010.

2 Responses to “Helliconia”

  1. Ooh. I think it might be my turn to ask you to get something for me and bring it when you visit.

  2. So noted…

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