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Aldiss, Brian W. (Brian Wilson) 1925-2017

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Most widely held works by Brian W Aldiss
Billion year spree : the true history of science fiction by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Danish and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucian, H.G. Wells, John W. Campbell, and others from Victorian times to the present."--
Helliconia spring by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this Earth-like planet where dynasties change with the centurieslong seasons, Yuli founds a city called Oldorando
Helliconia winter by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As winter approaches on the planet Helliconia, the phagors, man's ancient enemies begin to leave their mountain fastnesses to war upon human civilization
Helliconia summer by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

37 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helliconia is a world in a very eccentric orbit about its home star which results in a very, very long "year" orbit around the central sun. After long decades of frozen winter, signs of the long-awaited thaw begin to show and an entire civilization essentially existing in suspended animation once again emerges into a world growing warmer, greener and more hospitable climatically. Old knowledge must re-emerge. Old customs begin to repeat--and old conflicts arise once again, renewed in misunderstanding, disagreement and violence."--Provided by publisher
Trillion year spree : the history of science fiction by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crammed with fascinating insights, this book takes us through decades of treats for the imagination. Amusing and authoritative, it examines the great writers SF has produced
Frankenstein unbound by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

56 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Bodenland, a 21st century American, passes through a timeslip and finds himself with Byron and Shelley in the famous villa on the shore of Lake Geneva. More fantastically, he finds himself face to face with a real Frankenstein, a doppelganger inhabiting a complex world where fact and fiction may as easily have congress as Bodenland himself manages to make love to Mary Shelley
Non-stop by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

70 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the distant future of galactic empires, the people of the Greene-tribe are shocked when they discover that they are not the center of a world of their own making
Hell's cartographers : some personal histories of science fiction writers by Alfred Bester( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six bestselling authors provide lively personal histories that provide fascinating insights into the creative process - and offer inspiration for aspiring wordsmiths. Includes essays by Robert Silverberg, Alfred Bester, Harry Harrison, Damon Knight, Frederik Pohl, and Brian W. Aldiss
Galactic empires by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ... two-volume novel of the future." Authors include "Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, Clifford Simak, Cordwainer Smith, A.E. Van Vogt, Harry Harrison, and many others."
Cryptozoic! by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of the 21st century, man made his final assault on the barriers of the fourth dimension time and they came tumbling down around him. In search of the truth are an expert mind-traveler, a phantasmal Dark Woman, an academic with the theory that time runs backward, plus aliens whose perspective includes uncreated time. A godlike vision or a child-like fantasy? Whatever they experienced, the reader must decide for himself in this splendid piece of psychologicial science fiction. "This [work] operates on several different levels, right from the opening scenes on a prehistoric shore, to Buckingham Palace (where, in a moment of black comedy, Bush disappears up Queen Victoria's skirts), to the alien perspectives of uncreated time."
Greybeard by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

74 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological disaster has left the English countryside a wasteland. Humanity faces extinction, unless Greybeard and his wife Martha are successful in their quest for the scarcest and most precious of resources: human children
Hothouse by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

72 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun is about to go nova. Earth and moon have ceased their axial rotation and present one face continuously to the sun. This is the age of vegetables. Gren and his lady, and the tummybelly men - journey to the even more terrifying Dark Side
Earthworks by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

38 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Africa comes a dead man walking upon the water - a portent of the political adventures into which J. Knowle Noland, ex-convict, ex-travellerand captain of the 80,000-ton freighter Trieste Star, is about to tumble headlong. Choked, disease-ridden towns, robots and prison gangs tending the bare, poison-drenched countryside are all characteristic of Knowle's world; only in Africa is the soil still fertile and the people still relatively vital. On the coast of Africa, near Walvis Bay, Knowle runs his freighter aground; and there he meets Justine and the destructive destiny that purges him of guilt and frees him from hallucination
Forgotten life by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning fifty years and three continents - from pre-war Suffolk, to the Far East in the 1940s, to Oxford and America in the present day - Forgotten Life is a novel of immense scope, encompassing comedy and tragedy, joy and grief, as its three main characters try to work out the most difficult problem of all - the meaning of their own lives
Finches of Mars by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this thoughtful meditation on the future of humanity, colonists on Mars struggle to prevent their own extinction"--
The Malacia tapestry by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the timeless city of Malacia, a place swathed in magic and on the brink of war, lives a young man named Perian de Chirolo - a free-spirit, a fearless lover - who embarks on a harrowing odyssey with dramatic consequences for himself and all Malacians
Enemies of the system : a tale of homo uniformis by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contest for survival between perfectly rational human beings and their inferior cousins who've evolved into hideous animals
Somewhere east of life by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 21st century has given birth to a new racket, memory pirates. The novel follows the protagonist, Roy Burnell, an architect, as he tries to recover ten years of stolen architectural knowledge and sexual experiences, the latter chopped up and sold on the black market to lovers of soft porn. By the author of A Tupolev Too Far
Remembrance day by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story revolves around a terrorist bombing in a small British town
Life in the West by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas C Squire, founder of the Society for Popular Aesthetics, one-time secret agent and successful hedonist faces a midlife crisis. That undermines the stability of his ancestral home in Norfolk. Following the creation of his TV documentary series, FRANKENSTEIN AMONG THE ARTS, Squire attends a conference of academics in Sicily. There, against a background of international rivalry, he becomes involved with the lovely if calculating Selina and the Russian Vasily. In counterpoint to the drama of the conference runs the story of Squire's private life: the horrifying circumstances of his father's death; his many affairs with women; and his fifteen-month separation from his wife. This brilliant novel, sometimes violent and always compassionate, moves from England to Sicily, from Singapore to the former Yugoslavia. LIFE IN THE WEST embodies the best characteristics of Brian Aldiss's writing: wit, human understanding, a fine turn of phrase and consummate storytelling. --
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Helliconia winterHelliconia summerTrillion year spree : the history of science fictionFrankenstein unboundNon-stopCryptozoic!GreybeardHothouse
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앨디스, 브라이언 1925-2017

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