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Books in the series: The Brian Aldiss Collection

Walcot

Walcot

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2015

A story charting the events of the twentieth century through the eyes of the Fielding family, whose fortunes are altered irrevocably... 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. On the glorious sands of the North Norfolk coast, Steve, the youngest member of the Fielding family, plays alone. But are these halcyon days? War is looming, and things will never be the same again. This book, described by Brian as his magnum opus, charts the fortunes of the Fielding family throughout the twentieth century.

The Malacia Tapestry

The Malacia Tapestry

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

In Malacia, a city where change is forbidden and radical ideas are crushed, a war like no other is about to commence... 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. Struggling young actor Perian de Chirolo does as he pleases in the timeless city. He is a lover, a fighter and has no thought for consequence, until the magic of Malacia changes and reality begins to catch up with him. Now de Chirolo must make a choice between his old life, and joining the revolutionaries who will fight to ensure Malacia is never the same again.

The Male Response

The Male Response

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

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 Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (Part 1)

The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (Part 1)

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Following on from the 1950s collection, this is the second collection of Brian Aldiss' short stories, taken from the 1960s. A must-have for collectors. Part one of four. This collection gathers together, for the very first time, Brian Aldiss' complete catalogue of short stories from the 1960s, in four parts. Taken from diverse and often rare sources, the works in this collection chart the blossoming career of one of Britain's most beloved authors. From stories of high-tech hive minds hunting wild robots, to the story of Mr Meacher, who is given an injection which helps him gain a dimension, this book proves once again that Aldiss' gifted prose and unparalleled imagination never fail to challenge and delight. The four books of the 1960s short story collection are must-have volumes for all Aldiss fans, and an excellent introduction to the work of a true master.

The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (Part 2)

The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (Part 2)

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Following on from the 1950s collection, this is the second collection of Brian Aldiss' short stories, taken from the 1960s. A must-have for collectors. Part two of four. This collection gathers together, for the very first time, Brian Aldiss' complete catalogue of short stories from the 1960s, in four parts. Taken from diverse and often rare sources, the works in this collection chart the blossoming career of one of Britain's most beloved authors. From stories of discordant astronauts, approaching a star-swallowing vortex, to a mother and son, in danger of becoming ever younger when they are captured by an alien race and taken to a world where time runs backward, this book proves once again that Aldiss' gifted prose and unparalleled imagination never fail to challenge and delight. The four books of the 1960s short story collection are must-have volumes for all Aldiss fans, and an excellent introduction to the work of a true master. 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.

The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (Part 3)

The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (Part 3)

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Following on from the 1950s collection, this is the second collection of Brian Aldiss' short stories, taken from the 1960s. A must-have for collectors. Part three of four. This collection gathers together, for the very first time, Brian Aldiss' complete catalogue of short stories from the 1960s, in four parts. Taken from diverse and often rare sources, the works in this collection chart the blossoming career of one of Britain's most beloved authors. From stories of war robots, to a community of telepaths who have created a unique torture technique, this book proves once again that Aldiss' gifted prose and unparalleled imagination never fail to challenge and delight. The four books of the 1960s short story collection are must-have volumes for all Aldiss fans, and an excellent introduction to the work of a true master. 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.

The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (Part 4)

The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (Part 4)

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Following on from the 1950s collection, this is the second collection of Brian Aldiss' short stories, taken from the 1960s. A must-have for collectors. Part four of four. This collection gathers together, for the very first time, Brian Aldiss' complete catalogue of short stories from the 1960s, in four parts. Taken from diverse and often rare sources, the works in this collection chart the blossoming career of one of Britain's most beloved authors. From the first robot to commit suicide to the tale of a little boy who finds more companionship from his robot Teddy than from his parents - a story which was the literary basis for the first act of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster feature film A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. This book proves once again that Aldiss' gifted prose and unparalleled imagination never fail to challenge and delight. The four books of the 1960s short story collection are must-have volumes for all Aldiss fans, and an excellent introduction to the work of a true master. 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.

The Twinkling of an Eye

The Twinkling of an Eye

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

 His life as a struggling novelist is unflinchingly laid bare. There are recollections of the beauty and freedoms of Sumatra, the camaraderie of the army and the sobriety of post-war England, bookselling in Oxford, marital breakdown and financial impoverishment. With insight and honesty, Aldiss delves into his role in the new wave of science fiction writing in the 1960s, and his friendships with his contemporaries: Anthony Storr, J. G. Ballard, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock and William Boyd.

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When the Feast is Finished

When the Feast is Finished

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2015

A moving account of the death of Brian Aldiss' wife Margaret. Margaret Aldiss, Brian's wife of thirty years, passed away quickly after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Based on journals they both kept, When the Feast is Finished is a moving account of those last months of Margaret's life. Alongside Margaret's bravely honest journal entries, Aldiss draws a heartbreaking portrait of the sustaining force of love in the face of a devastating illness. As husband and wife describe those last few precious months, they give thanks for the thirty years of joy and happiness they shared, the children of whom they are so proud, and the chance to say goodbye.

Super State

Super State

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1990

Europe, a mere forty years in the future, looks very different... SUPER-STATE is Europe in a mere 40 years' time, where men and women are much like us, but despite technological advancement the basic questions of life have yet to be answered by either philosophers or scientists.

Hell's Cartographers

Hell's Cartographers

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1990

The lifestories of six major science fiction voices, edited by Brian Aldiss and released as part of the Brian Aldiss collection. ...The sixth writer is me because I could not bear to be left out. I originally approached seven writers. The seventh was Michael Moorcock. Because there was always a bond between Michael and me; because I am one of the handful of people who know just how much lifeblood Moorcock gave to his sf magazine. Moorcock was the only guy who said he could not talk about himself. True modesty. The rest of us, happily, have no such qualms...

Trillion Year Spree

Trillion Year Spree

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1990

Trillion Year Spree is the first book ever to present a comprehensive history of science fiction. Trillion Year Spree is the first book ever to present a comprehensive history of science fiction. From the earliest showing of Star Wars onwards, there has just been no stopping SF.

Three Novellas

Three Novellas

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1990

Three Novellas is reissued as part of the BRIAN ALDISS COLLECTION. Three Novellas by Brian Aldiss.

Sanity and the Lady

Sanity and the Lady

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1990

A very British sci-fi novel. This is a very British science fiction novel. It begins in whimsical fashion with something very odd happening to Sir Edgar Laurence, a renowned concert pianist. The action then moves to the English seaside town of Littlehampton where Sir Edgar lives with his privileged and eccentric extended family. It soon appears that Sir Edgar is not the only person to have experienced something odd. Other members of his family also have strange visitations that cause them to act in bizarre ways.

And the Lurid Glare of the Comet

And the Lurid Glare of the Comet

Author: Brian Aldiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1990