I REMEMBER PALLAHAXI by Michael Coney, intro by Eric Brown, art by Edward Miller. Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK; PS Publishing; 2007. 1st edition PPC (pictorial printed cover).
Synopsis / Contents:
I Remember Pallahaxi is the previously unpublished sequel to Michael Coney's classic Hello Summer, Goodbye.
Set hundreds of years after the events recounted in Hello, I Remember Pallahaxi is a mystery story: a murder mystery on one level, and on another level a mystery about the origins of the native aliens. It's also a critique of colonialism... for the human race has arrived on the alien homeworld, with fatal consequences. As lyrical and lovingly envisioned as Hello Summer, Goodbye, I Remember Pallhaxi not only continues but expands the story of life on a far-flung world where many things are familiar, but others are totally bizarre...
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.
When his cancer was discovered, Mike made four of his last books available as free internet downloads, including the unpublished I Remember Pallahaxi, the sequel to Hello Summer, Goodbye.
That book now appears in print for the first time as a uniform volume with Hello Summer, Goodbye from PS Publishing. Mike died in 2005.
Fine in pictorial boards without dj as issued. Limited to 500 copies.