Book List in Order: 88 titles

  • 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, ...


  • 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...








  • 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...








  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 ...


  • 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...


  • 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...





  • The sci-fi author behind Steven Spielberg’s A.I. shares his thoughts on the present, the future, and his own work and life.   “We are infinitely rich, yet we mess about with penny-in-the-slot machines,” writes Brian W. Aldiss i...



  • 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...


  • 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,...


  • 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...


  • 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 ...






  • Although the history of imaginative literature formerly was the province of academicians, practitioners of the genre have themselves now begun to turn their attention to their rootsJames Gunn, Frederik Pohl, Donald Wollheim and Brian Aldiss, who has ...


  • 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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    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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    '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....


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    Invisible aliens invade the bucolic English countryside in Brian W. Aldiss’s Nebula Award–winning science fiction novella, plus nine other stories of the fantastic and the odd A meteor shower in the skies above the rolling English country...


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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...


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    War is humanity’s only hope. “Aldiss’ dark vision of collapsing society and withering earth is poignant and brutal . . . [a] richly detailed world” (Science Fiction Ruminations). In a future where the Earth has ...



  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • "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 ...



  • This charming British storytelling adventure brings together 200 winning entries in a leading newspaper's competition from peers of the realm to school children, from prisoners to politicians to the famous or infamous. Introductin by Victoria Glendin...


  • A collection of stories considers themes of life, death, and transformation and includes such titles as "Making my father read revered writings," "Headless," and "If Hamlet's uncle had been a nicer guy"...






  • 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...



  • 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...


  • 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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    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...



  • A disruption of time and space sends a modern man back two hundred years to confront Dr. Frankenstein’s immortal monster in this brilliant reinvention of Mary Shelley’s classic tale Some years into the twenty-first century, a newly devise...


  • 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,...



  • 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...


  • Brian Aldiss'' first novel. A story of a small tribe in a very strange jungle, who make unsettling discoveries about the nature of their world. Non-Stop is the classic SF novel of discovery and exploration; a brilliant evocation of a familiar setting...


  • Second in the acclaimed Squire Quartet—from the author of “Supertoys Last All Summer Long,” the basis for the movie A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.   Winner of two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the S...






  • 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...


  • Set on the Earth-like planet Helliconia, this is an epic chronicling the rise and fall of a civilization over more than a thousand years. The great drama of life on Helliconia is shaped by its cosmic limitations. In fierce contrasts of climate, whol...



  • A Hugo Award–winning classic about a far-future Earth dominated by gargantuan plants and the few humans who remain Millions of years beyond our time, our Earth has long since stopped spinning—and giant flora have taken over the sunlit hal...


  • Set on the Earth-like planet Helliconia, this is an epic chronicling the rise and fall of a civilization over more than a thousand years.The great drama of life on Helliconia is shaped by its cosmic limitations. In fierce contrasts of climate, wholes...


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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 ... ...


  • In the far future, a group of evolved utopians stranded on an inhospitable planet are unable to resist the reemergence of the human animal One million years in the future, the universe has become a utopia for the humans inhabiting it. Having evolved ...


  • A castaway government official is stranded on an island of man-made monsters in this bold reimagining of the H. G. Wells science fiction classic War is hell, and the conflict tearing the world apart may be humankind’s last. Set adrift on a make...


  • '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...


  • 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...






  • 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...



  • 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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    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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    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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    Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. Brian Aldiss, who died in 2017, was best known for his science fiction - and in particular for a short story opt...