“Helliconia came to mind suddenly. But something much grander emerged, a pattern buried deep in the human psyche.

“Suppose that Earth took not a year of 365 days to complete its orbit of the sun, but the equivalent of 2592 years- would not almost everything we know be transformed?

“There is not just mankind on Helliconia; there are also phagors. The two species are enemies, yet codependent.

“What happens when that a-human race competes for supremacy? How does that competition fare when nature requries both species to survive if either are to do so?”

 “An important statement by a master of the genre...only an author such as Aldiss...could have completed such a vision.”


Fantasy Review “Dark, rich, engrossing!”- Publishers Weekly Berkley