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The Male Response

by Brian Aldiss

Part of the The Brian Aldiss Collection Series

The Male Response Synopsis

Written at the peak of the swinging sixties, this is an ironic, hilarious and frank investigation of sexual politics and the male sex drive. The Brian Aldiss collection includes over 50 books and spans the author's entire career, from his debut in 1955 to his more recent work. Events move fast in Umbalathorp, the capital city of the new African republic of Goya. When affable young PR man Soames Noyes arrives fresh off the boat from England to deliver the city's first computer, he finds himself swept up in a current of women, witch-doctors and promiscuity. Soon the indecisive Soames is saying goodbye to inhibition and hello to a new sexual politics.

The Male Response Press Reviews

`Britain's finest science-fiction writer.' Tribune `Once again he demonstrates the power of his imagination.' Daily Mail `It's a terrific yarn, but more than that; as Aldiss casually throws out ideas and speculations, it's a reminder of why he's one of the giants of the field.' SFX Magazine `One of our best novelists.' William Boyd `A rattling good yarn' Daily Telegraph `Brian Aldiss is one of those writers who can stand back and look out across the vast fictional landscape of sciences fiction, and consider himself both a creator and a destroyer of worlds; a mortal God if you will.' Starburst Magazine 'For decades, Brian Aldiss has been among our most prolific and consistently stylish writers.' Telegraph `Frightening, gripping... not one for the squeamish' Illustrated London News `The best of British science fiction writers' Scotsman

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007482382
Publication date: 8th October 2015
Author: Brian Aldiss
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Classic science fiction,

About Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss, OBE, was a fiction and science fiction writer, poet, playwright, critic, memoirist and artist. Born in Norfolk in 1925, after leaving the army, Aldiss worked as a bookseller, which provided the setting for his first book, The Brightfount Diaries (1955). His first published science fiction work was the story `Criminal Record', which appeared in Science Fantasy in 1954. Passing away in 2017, over the course of his life Aldiss wrote nearly 100 books and over 300 short stories - becoming one of the pre-eminent science fiction writers of the 20th and 21st century.

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