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By this time, his earnings from writing matched his wages in the bookshop, and he made the decision to become a full-time writer. Aldiss led the voting for Most Promising New Author of at the next year's Worldcon , but finished behind "no award". He was the literary editor of the Oxford Mail newspaper from to Lewis , and Kingsley Amis in the first issue [15] and an interview with William S. Burroughs in the second. Ballard , Roger Zelazny , and Samuel R.

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Delany as "an earthshaking new kind of" writers, and leaders of the New Wave. Besides his own writings, he had great success as an anthologist. In , he edited an anthology of reprinted short science fiction for the British paperback publisher Penguin Books under the title Penguin Science Fiction. This was remarkably successful, went into numerous reprints, and was followed up by two further anthologies: More Penguin Science Fiction and Yet More Penguin Science Fiction The later anthologies enjoyed the same success as the first, and all three were eventually published together as The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus , which also went into a number of reprints.

In the s, he produced several large collections of classic grand-scale science fiction, under the titles Space Opera , Space Odysseys , Galactic Empires , Evil Earths , and Perilous Planets which were quite successful. In response to the results from the planetary probes of the s and s, which showed that Venus was completely unlike the hot, tropical jungle usually depicted in science fiction, Aldiss and Harrison edited an anthology Farewell, Fantastic Venus!

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Aldiss invented a form of extremely short story called the mini-saga. The Daily Telegraph hosted a competition for the best mini-saga for several years, and Aldiss was the judge. Aldiss travelled to Yugoslavia, where he met fans in Ljubljana, Slovenia and published a travel book about Yugoslavia entitled Cities and Stones , his only work in the genre. In addition to a highly successful career as a writer, Aldiss was an accomplished artist.

His first solo exhibition, The Other Hemisphere , was held in Oxford , August—September , and the exhibition's centrepiece Metropolis see figure has since been released as a limited edition fine art print. In , Aldiss married Olive Fortescue, secretary to the owner of Sanders' bookseller's in Oxford, where he had worked since In , he married his second wife, Margaret Christie Manson daughter of John Alexander Christie Manson, an aeronautical engineer , [23] a Scottish woman and secretary to the editor of the Oxford Mail ; Aldiss was 40, and she Aldiss died on 19 August , the day after his 92nd birthday.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in He was also the Guest of Honor at the conventions in and In January he appeared on Desert Island Discs. His choice of record to 'save' was "Old Rivers" sung by Walter Brennan , his choice of book was John Heilpern 's biography of John Osborne , and his luxury a banjo.

The full selection of eight favourite records is on the BBC website. On 1 July he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liverpool in recognition of his contribution to literature. Aldiss sat on the Council of the Society of Authors. Aldiss was the author of over 80 books and short stories, as well as several volumes of poetry. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brian Aldiss. Aldiss at Interaction in Glasgow , Why Are You Doing It? Klaed's Computer" "Sleep" "Tra La" Volume One Galactic Empires. Science fiction portal Novels portal.

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      Wells and H. Some of the most entertaining Aldiss material comes from his pastiches of past masters. The Hand-Reared Boy and A Soldier Erect are the first two volumes of the appreciably dirty Horatio Stubbs saga, which mixes together sexual misadventures, wartime action and much humor. Really worth a look for fans of the original masterpiece. The Malacia Tapestry is an elaborate mash-up of a Renaissance-era costume drama, hot air balloons, entropy theory and among many other things, dinosaurs.

      There is very florid language and a high density of ideas, but for the most part it works as a novel. I suspect that I will get more from it in a second read someday, because this was obviously a product of much effort and understanding. Tiepolo cover for Jonathan Cape. I was fortunate to find a copy at the university library. Forgotten Life The second of the Squire Quartet, in which a man investigates the life of his deceased brother.

      Of the Squire books, this has the most supernatural content, and even this is very focused in application. Remembrance Day is the third Squire novel, detailing the lives of people affected by a hotel bombing at a resort carried out by terrorists. This is an opposite perspective of his early novel Earthworks , and is the superior book. Somewhere East of Life is the conclusion to the Squire Quartet, which focuses on traveling through some relatively lawless areas of Central Asia.

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