Brian W. Aldiss



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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2015

    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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    Science Fiction

    May-2015

    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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    Science Fiction

    Sep-2013

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-2013

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    Sep-2013

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-2013

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2012

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2012

    Horatio Stubbs - 1

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2011

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2008

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2008

    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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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2007

    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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    Fantasy

    May-2006

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2005

    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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    General Fiction

    Feb-2004

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-2002

    BRIAN ALDISS - THE CRETAN TEAT The Cretan Teat is a wry and comic novel that interweaves its own fiction with an inner fiction about the discovery of a Byzantine painting of the Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary suckling the infant Jesus and a fake ...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

    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 ...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

    'Haven't you ever thought to yourself after a pleasant evening - or even after a dull afternoon - that if you could but have it all again, preferably in slow motion, then you could trace in it all the varied strands of your life?' In The Shape of Fu...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2002

    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...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2002

    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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    Fantasy

    Sep-2001

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2001

    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 ...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2001

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2001

    Horatio Stubbs - 2

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    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? ...

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    Science Fiction

    2001

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    In Galaxies Like Grains of Sand , Brian W. Aldiss tells the tale of mankind's future over the course of forty million years. Each of these nine connected short stories highlights a different millennia in which man has adapted to new environments and ...

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    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....

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    Science Fiction

    2001

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    Science Fiction

    2001

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    Science Fiction

    2001

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    Science Fiction

    2001

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    'No way of solving these problems exists any more. The conventions collapsed like old bridges. On the one side of the gulf is the mind, eternal and untouched - on the other, the body, running, jumping, bleeding ... The mind can take care of itself, a...

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    Brian Aldiss' highly inventive space opera is a mind-expanding range of songs and science that takes us, twisting and turning, through a cornucopia of intergalactic merriment and melodrama. Eccentric characters burst into full-throated song with each...

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    Science Fiction / Fantasy

    Jul-2000

    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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    Science Fiction

    Apr-2000

    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...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2000

    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...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1999

    Autobiography is about the sorting out of those moments that gave one identity. For Brian Aldiss, distinguished science fiction writer and all-around literary gent, these are a disparate lot--the lost paradise of his grandfather's Norfolk haberdasher...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-1998

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1998

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1996

    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."...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1994

    The Squire Quartet - 4

    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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    General Fiction

    Feb-1994

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1993

    The Squire Quartet - 3

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1991

    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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    Science Fiction

    1991

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-1990

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    Science Fiction

    Apr-1990

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1990

    The Squire Quartet - 2

    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,...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1990

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-1989

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    May-1989

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1989

    The Squire Quartet - 1

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1988

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-1988

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1988

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-1985

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-1985

    SYNOPSIS Jostling through the light and shadow of Malacia s streets goes a crowd of people; dukes, wealthy merchants, bankrupt families, actresses, priests, courtesans, spongers, soldiers, and down-at-heel showmen. They are seen through the eyes of ...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1985

    The Helliconia Trilogy - 3

    The concluding volume of the author's Helliconia trilogy finds the planet Helliconia moving away from its sun, its climate growing harsher, its government becoming more severe, and one man questing to return his planet to the light...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1985

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1984

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-1983

    The Helliconia Trilogy - 2

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    Science Fiction

    1982

    The Helliconia Trilogy - 1

    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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    Science Fiction

    Feb-1981

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1981

    During a disastrous world war, an eccentric scientist--supported by the United States government--carries out genetic experiments which lead to the creation of human-like beings bred from beasts and to a reshaping of the human race...

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-1981

    When an undeclared Acid Head War breaks out, Britain is the first to be devastated by Psycho-Chemical Aerosols - tasteless, odourless, colourless psychedelic drugs, which distort the minds of thousands of civilians into extreme terror or extreme joy....

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1980

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-1980

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-1980

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1978

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1978

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1977

    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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    General Fiction

    Jul-1976

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1976

    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....

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    General Fiction

    1975

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1972

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    Science Fiction

    1968

    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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    General Fiction

    1960

    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....

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