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

Works: 1,242 works in 3,734 publications in 11 languages and 49,345 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Novels  Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree, Redactor
Classifications: PR6051.L3, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian W Aldiss
Helliconia winter by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,441 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
Billion year spree : the true history of science fiction by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 1,403 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 summer by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,298 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 )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction has grown from what was virtually a secret movement in the last century to become part of the cultural wallpaper. The authors follow this development from Frankenstein to Frank Herbert, the tales of flight to other planets and other dimensions, of lost worlds and utopias, mechanical creatures and intelligent aliens; some friendly, some definitely not
Frankenstein unbound by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

56 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,026 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
Helliconia spring by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this Earth-like planet where dynasties change with the centurieslong seasons, Yuli founds a city called Oldorando
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 771 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
Greybeard by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

70 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 708 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
Cryptozoic! by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

44 editions published between 1967 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 699 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."
Hothouse by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

67 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 679 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 )

34 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future where the earth has been savaged by overpopulation and over-farming, robots are considered more valuable than humans and sand must be altered to create artificially fertile soil. Ex-convict Knowle Noland, the hallucinating sea captain of the Trieste Star, finds himself wrapped up in a plot to incite a global war that will wipe out millions. War, it seems, is the only way to drastically reduce the population and create a better world for those who survive
Forgotten life by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 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
Galactic empires( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 634 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."
Finches of Mars by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the beginning, a solitary lad, Yuli, sets out from the icy barriers after his father has been captured by phagors. Yuli enters the priesthood of an underworld where darkness is holy and holiness has power over individuals. He learns of warrior mystics called Keepers and of an even more secretive elite, the lascivious Takers. Through trials and wonders, he works his way back to the world of day to found a city called Oldorando, where his descendants recall his name because he rejected his faith in favour of his people
The Malacia tapestry by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 603 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. He embarks on a harrowing odyssey with dramatic consequences for himself and all Malacians. This is a gripping tale of wonder, lust and destiny
Enemies of the system : a tale of homo uniformis by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 585 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 )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 583 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 )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story revolves around a terrorist bombing in a small British town
White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led by Tom Jefferies, the colonists on Mars struggle to survive and thrive when all contact is cut off with EUPACUS, as the industrialized nations of Earth are know
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White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia
Helliconia summerTrillion year spree : the history of science fictionFrankenstein unboundGreybeardCryptozoic!HothouseEarthworksForgotten life
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