Hello Summer, Goodbye
|Author:||Michael G. Coney
Pan Macmillan, 1975
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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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The spine of my old Pan paperback reads ?Hello Summer, Goodbye Michael Coney,? with ?Hello Summer? in red, and ?Goodbye Michael Coney? in black. I'd like to say that's why I bought it, but in fact I was already a Coney fan ...
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Apparently his best novel, this gets off to a slightly awkward start but soon becomes very readable. Drove is the young teenage son of a minor politico who takes his family off on their annual holiday down by the coast.
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