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Hello Summer, Goodbye

(1975)
(Rax)
(The first book in the Pallahaxi series)
A novel by

 
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. Michael Coney established himself in the mid-1970s as one of the leading British science-fiction writers of his day, with a string of novels distinctive for their combination of light readability on the surface and much darker inner depths. Hello Summer, Goodbye first appeared in 1975 while Mike was managing an Antiguan hotel called the Jabberwock, a beachfront nightclub with a few guest rooms. He had left Britain in 1969, after the sort of disengaged career attempts that characterised the early years of so many writers. But Britain was never far from Mike's work and the atmosphere of the west country provided a strong flavour in his novels and stories. It was particularly noticeable in Hello Summer, Goodbye.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: Hello Summer, Goodbye
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 1-905834-52-7 / 978-1-905834-52-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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December 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: Hello Summer, Goodbye: AND "I Remember Palahaxi"
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 1-905834-54-3 / 978-1-905834-54-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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June 1975 : UK Hardback
Title: Hello Summer, Goodbye
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 0-575-01974-3 / 978-0-575-01974-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Hello Summer, Goodbye
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 1-84863-775-6 / 978-1-84863-775-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Drugstore Indian Press
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April 1978 : UK Paperback
Title: Hello Summer, Goodbye (Pan Science Fiction)
Author(s): Michael G Coney
ISBN: 0-330-25226-7 / 978-0-330-25226-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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November 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Rax
Author(s): Michael Coney
ISBN: 0-87997-205-X / 978-0-87997-205-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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