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Re: equinox

From:Tim Smith <timsmith@...>
Date:Sunday, September 27, 1998, 2:02
At 12:45 PM 9/25/98 -0700, Matt Pearson wrote:
>On Fri, 25 Sep 1998, Nik Taylor wrote: > >> Pablo Flores wrote: >> > It seems very similar to LeGuin's "Exile Planet", that I just >> > commented, but it's different enough to presume you're talking about >> > something else. Couldn't it be Robert Heinlein's "Double Star"? >> > (I've not read it, I just remember the title). >> >> No. The books are called Winter on _______ and Summer on _______ and >> Spring on ________, where the blank is whatever the heck the planet is >> called. I don't remember. > >Ooh, ooh! The author is Brian Aldiss. I don't remember the name of >the planet, though. For some reason "Perelandra" and "Malafrena" >keep circling around my head, but it isn't either of those. Perelandra >is from C.S. Lewis, isn't it? And Malafrena? Anyway, it's a name like >that. I haven't read the books, but I've seen them in bookstores... > >Matt. >
It's Helliconia. I haven't read that trilogy, either, but I probably will someday; it was highly recommended by a friend whose tastes in SF are generally similar to mine. Heinlein's _Double Star_ is very good, arguably one of his best, but it has nothing to do with any double star. It's about an out-of-work actor who gets hired to impersonate a kidnapped politician. (The plot is sort of a retelling of _The Prisoner of Zenda_.) ------------------------------------------------- Tim Smith "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939)