Perihelion Summer

Greg Egan
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Perihelion Summer: not a novel


If you think Greg Egan isn't to your liking - too dense, too much math, too much science - Perihelion Summer is the title for you. With hardly any science inside, this novella shows yet another side of Australia's most reclusive science fiction author.

While it may have a difficult world in the title, the fact that Tor published it is an indication of its accessibility. Length is another argument to give it a chance: its 214 pages offer a short, smooth, engaging read. While every online bookstore or professional review I've consulted seems to consider this a novel, Egan himself calls it a novella on his own website. That classification does matter, as I'll explain below.


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