I made it through 100 pages of Helliconia Spring, realized I didn't give two craps about any of the characters, the setting, or the prose. I saw a lot of reviews comparing this to Dune. I just don't get it. I was in the mood for something more comedic like the Scalzi I've been reading lately, so I started on Night of the Living Trekkies. Absolutely hysterical so far. I'll get back to Helliconia when I'm done with this.