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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    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

    Issued to coincide with the 80th birthday of Grand Master Brian Aldiss, this collection of short stories includes such notable works as Aboard the Beatitude, A Man with His Mule, and Head. It also features commentaries from a group of his peers shari...

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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

    THE CRETAN TEATA 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 By...

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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 ban...

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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

    We are infinitely rich, yet we mess about with penny in the slot machines, writes Brian W. Aldiss in this autobiographical work written over the course of one month. From his Oxfordshire home, he ruminates on dreams, education, the role of technology...

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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 jo...

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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, lov...

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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

    Winner of two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for over fifty years, continued to challenge readers minds with literate, thought provoking, and inventive fiction.I...

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    Science Fiction

    2001

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    InGalaxies 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 ha...

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    Science Fiction

    2001

    After the Accident, all males on Earth become sterile. Society ages and falls apart bit by bit. First, toy companies go under. Then record companies. Then cities cease to function. Now Earth s population lives in spread out, isolated villages, with i...

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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

    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 ...

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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

    White Mars is, as its title implies, Brian Aldiss's considered reply to the novels Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, in which Kim Stanley Robinson portrayed the terraforming of our neighbor planet and the creation of a utopian society th...

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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

    Architectural historian Roy Burnell has been tasked with traveling the globe and listing architectural gems in danger of being destroyed. But when Burnell is in Budapest, ten years of his memory, mostly his architectural knowledge and sexual experien...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1994

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1993

    The Squire Quartet - 3

    Winner of two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for over fifty years, continued to challenge readers' minds with literate, thought provoking, and inventive science ...

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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

    What would intelligent life forms on another planet look like? Would they walk upright? Would they wear clothes? Or would they be hulking creatures on six legs that wallow in their own excrement? Upon first contact with the Utod intelligent, pacifist...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-1990

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    Science Fiction

    Apr-1990

    When intrepid explorer Joe Bodenland escapes the twenty-first century and passes through a timeslip, he finds himself with Byron and Shelley in the famous villa on the shore of Lake Geneva. But even more fantastically he comes face to face with a rea...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1990

    The Squire Quartet - 2

    Thomas C. Squire, creator of the hit documentary series Frankenstein Among the Arts, one-time secret agent and founder of the Society for Popular aesthetics, is attending an international media symposium in Sicily. It is here that he becomes involved...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1990

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-1989

    This collection of SF stories represents thirty years of Brian Aldiss’ prolific writing life. Including perceptive insights into the Cold War and our mounting knowledge of Mars, Aldiss demonstrates how stories that had a special significance Then c...

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    Science Fiction

    May-1989

    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 ...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1989

    The Squire Quartet - 1

    Winner of two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for over fifty years, continued to challenge readers' minds with literate, thought provoking, and inventive science ...

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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

    An interconnected set of stories set on a distant, vast galactic cluster. Each world in the cluster contains the descendants of Old Earth, and though light years apart from its neighbours, forms part of a sprawling island universe called Starswarm. T...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-1985

    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 Mal...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1985

    The Helliconia Trilogy - 3

    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...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1985

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1984

    In the future, when the Sun has expanded and is ready to go nova, few animal species remain while plants have adapted to fill animal niches. One of the few species to survive are humans, but in much-altered forms. It is here where young tribal Gren f...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-1983

    The Helliconia Trilogy - 2

    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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    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

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-1981

    '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...

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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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