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Hello Summer, Goodbye

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Hello Summer, Goodbye

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Alternate Title: Rax
Author: Michael G. Coney
Publisher: PS Publishing, 2007
Tesseract Books, 1990
Pan Books, 1978
Science Fiction Book Club, 1976
DAW Books, 1975
Gollancz, 1975
Series: Pallahaxi: Book 1

1. Hello Summer, Goodbye
2. I Remember Pallahaxi

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
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First published in 1975, Hello Summer, Goodbye is a minor classic of the SF field.

Set on a planet whose elliptical orbit creates intense summers and long, cold winters, it tells of the love between Drove and the girl Pallahaxi-Browneyes, whose affair is set against civil war and the dread approach of winter. It's also a brilliant depiction of an alien world, with bizarre tidal effects and even stranger native creatures. As Coney states in the Author's Note: "This is a love story, and a science-fiction story, and more besides." It's also a beautifully-written, lyrical adventure story with one of the finest closing lines in the genre.


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