Helliconia Summer

Brian W. Aldiss
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Helliconia Summer


I enjoyed this one more than the previous book. The characters are better drawn and the book is full of interesting ideas. Unfortunately sometimes this gets in the way of the story.

Mostly this is a book about war and politics. Not my favourite things to read about. We've left the Stone Age/Bronze Age world of the previous book behind, and are now in a Medieval style world.

I do wish that things were less Earth-like in this book. It is meant to be an alien world. Why does it seem like an almost-match for Earth? I really do wish it was more alien.