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  • In this thoughtful meditation on the future of humanity, colonists on Mars struggle to prevent their own extinction Doomed by overpopulation, irreversible environmental degradation, and never-ending war, Earth has become a fetid swamp. For many, ...




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    The Utods are a highly advanced alien species from whom the human race might learn much, with superior technology and a profound philosophy. But when they meet, their customs and conventions are far beneath what humankind considers to be civilized. B...


  • In the winter of 2005, after the horrifying natural disaster of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Steve Savile and Alethea Kontis joined forces to raise money to help the distressed survivors and have created Elemental. They solicited SF and fantasy sto...



  • From one of science fiction's greatest living writers comes an unforgettable near-future novel in the hortatory tradition of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Orwell's 1984, and Dick's A Scanner Darkly. Both a searing indictment of a fear-drenched political...


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    Imagine a world in a system of twin suns, where Winter is 600 ice-locked years and every Spring is the first remembered. Imagine a People finding ruined cities beneath the melting snows. Never dreaming they had built them. And would again ... ...


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  • Siamese twins, Barry and Tom, have a dormant but sinister third head growing out of Barry’s left shoulder. Plucked from the untamed Norfolk coastline by showbiz entrepreneurs cashing in on their demonically violent and freakish relationship, they f...




  • A 21st-Century UtopiaTwo of England's most distinguished thinkers have created a bold and startling vision of a new society escaping the ashes of the old.In the not-so-distant future, Man will have begun to colonize our planetary neighbor, Mars. Entr...


  • Inventive, worldly, moving and important - such words have characterized the work of Brian Aldiss consistently during the past three decades. With this new novel, Aldiss continues to explore new territories and further his reputation for trenchant an...


  • David is just a little boy, a little boy who loves his mother, and his teddy bear. David wants to make his mummy happy, and tell her he loves her, but can't quite seem to find the words.His verbal communication center is giving him trouble again. He ...



  • Hampden Ferrars is an obscure country village, not too distant from Oxford. Its village church, St Clements, is 1,500 years old, and some of the villagers decide that this record of continuity and stability should be celebrated. Many are the difficul...


  • 'Everyone's touched! Don't be taken in by appearances here. Believe me, the old world has gone, but its shell remains in place. One day soon, there will come a breath of wind, a new messiah, the shell will crumple, and the kids will run, screaming, b...



  • In a small provincial city, Peter lives with his long-suffering Aunt Anne and his eccentric Uncle Leo, and works in a bookshop called Brightfount’s, which he describes as a ‘shabby outpost of literacy’. Cutting the apron strings, he moves into ...


  • In this fascinating account of the life of a writer, Brian Aldiss reveals with wit and candour his adventures with publishers, booksellers, agents, fellow authors and readers. He shares wry, witty and informative tales, beginning with his first job a...




  • A collection of stories considers themes of life, death, and transformation and includes such titles as "Making My Father Read Revered Writings," "The Mistakes, Miseries, and Misfortunes of Mankind," and "If Hamlet's Uncle had been a Nicer Guy."...


  • THE CRETAN TEAT A profound story about history, blame, corruption, obsession, sex, the novelist and growing old disgracefully - The Cretan Teat is a wry and comic novel that interweaves its own fiction with an inner fiction about the discovery of a B...


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    He roamed through the dim reaches of the remote past and like a phantom, the Dark Woman haunted him at every turn. Was she a hallucination produced by the stresses of his bizarre existence? Or was she a ghost from a future more distant than his own? ...


  • Take a cultural break.Meet Maria Galdos, a simple woman whose only wish is for her son to see Tarzan (in the Alps). Have tea with Wun Luk, proprietor of the teashop at the end of civilization.Visit Bea, the Eliza Doolittle of insects—so charming, b...


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    An Ace "themed" double. Both novels involve the conquest of Earth by REALLY weird alien races. *Dark Destroyers* (formerly *Nuisance Value*) is abridged from the Avalon hardcover. The Aldiss title is a paperback original....








  • THE TIME IS THE FUTURE, THE TERROR IS TIMELESS Two men, one of the future, one of the past, embark on an astonishing and horrific journey. They chase the most elusive and deadly creatures ever to stalk the earth. Theirs is a trek of time, life, de...


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  • Arranges in interlocking series twenty-six stories by Clarke, Asimov, Anderson, Simak, and others which together chronicle man's conquest of the galaxy, the wars of empire, and the dissolution of the great endeavor...


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    'Brian Aldiss seems to have always had a more oceanic sense of time than most science fiction writers, an almost measured vision of what will transpire in the long run, a time-sense which is reflected both in his fiction and in the pace and course of...


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    The sombre story of a group of people in their fifties who face the fact that there is no younger generation coming to replace them; instead nature is rushing back to obliterate the disaster they have brought on theselves. Was slighty revised....





  • With his unbounded imagination, and taste for turning the laws of nature on their head, painter Josh Kirby has become a favorite of science fiction authors and a top-flight creator of wickedly clever film posters. This collection of his exuberant wor...



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  • 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,...


  • 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 Malacia...






  • Marginally sf, how the indecisive Soames-Noyes is sent by his company with a computer to the newly-free black state of Goya in Africa, where he becomes entangled with women and witch-doctors. Forerunner to the Horatio Stubbs stories - book was banned...


  • A selection of 22 best science-fiction stories chosen by the author himself and representative of the full range of his 30-year career.The collection covers a wide range, from the day after tomorrow to the distant future, and from our own front doors...


  • Published in association with the Arvon Foundation, a collection of short stories written in exactly 50 words, which tell of wild fantasies and dreams come true, of twists of fate and divine retribution, and of life after the apocalypse and life next...


  • Brevity is the soul of wit – and a mini-saga is the soul of brevity. A story of just fifty words, with a beginning, a middle and an end. Not just that, but a story that instantly captivates the reader with dreams and disasters, fantasies and fears,...



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  • These stories, first published in 1966, represent an exciting and important time in the history of science fiction -- the era when SF became true literature. Editors for this volume are BRIAN W. ALDISS and HARRY HARRISON. ALDISS is a prolific award-w...



  • Signet, 1959. Mass market paperback. Collection of 12 original science fiction tales by Mr. Aldiss, who was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2000 and inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2004....



  • An exciting anthology of science fiction adventures on alien planets, edited by Brian W. Aldiss. The contents are: Introduction, Brian W. Aldiss; How Are They All on Deneb IV?, C. C. Shackleton; Mouth of Hell, David I. Masson; Brightside Crossin...


  • Poetry. Award-winning SF author Brian Aldiss ventures into new territory with this, his first, full-length poetry collection. Named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2000, Aldiss authored The Saliva Tree, the Helliconia series...


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    DON'T EVEN TRY TO HIDE Mr. and Mrs. Mary have dismissed three of their servants. Now G(ardener) is hiding out in a one-room bungalow nearby. S(ecretary) is keeping vigil in the coach house. C(hauffeur) is holed up in the garage. Each one owns a b...





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  • The ebullient ‘average-man’ hero of The Hand-Reared Boy is now a year older. He is on excellent form when his regiment is despatched overseas to India to become part of the unforgettable Forgotten Army, were heat and dust are in conflict with the...


  • Burnell, a culture preservationist, travels throughout the world appealing to the masses to consider the detriment of war and human folly, and trying to locate a ten-year piece of his memory that has been stolen and sold as soft porn...



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  • A wildly satirical look at life—and death—in the near-future, not-quite-unified superstate that was once the continent of Europe Welcome to the future European Super-State—one continent united into a not-quite-homogenous whole. Numerous histori...



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  • "All my past is accepted."Science fiction's most eloquent creator of visions of tomorrow, Brian Aldiss, spins out his most fascinating story yet: his own.Born in 1925, Aldiss is representative of the unique generation that reached adolescence in the ...


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    The spy team from Earth knew they were looking for trouble when they landed on Luna Area-101 dangerous Rosk territory. But the fearless trio got more then they bargained for and the hands of these hostile guests of Earth. Tyne and Murray escaped with...



  • The writer Brian Aldiss provides an account of his wife's fatal illness and her death from pancreatic cancer in November 1997. The book describes how they first found out about the cancer, which was initially masked by a heart complaint. Margaret's i...