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Brian W(ilson) Aldiss (1925 - ) British author of science fiction, short stories, and poems
Brian W. Aldiss is a prolific British author who has published criticism, essays, travelogues, short stories, and traditional novels, but who remains best known for his science fiction writing. Since the appearance of his first science fiction novel, Non-Stop, in 1958, Aldiss has garnered virtually every major award in the field, including a Hugo Award for Hothouse, a Nebula Award for The Saliva Tree, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Helliconia Spring, and a James Blish Award for excellence in science fiction criticism, and in 1999 he was awarded the title of Grand Master of Science Fiction.

Aldiss was born in 1925 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England. He was drafted into the British Army to serve in India, Burma, and Indonesia during World War II. After being discharged, he married, had two children, and worked in a bookstore in Oxford. This employment allowed him to continue his education on his own, and gave him time to write. He has been a professional writer since his first book, The Brightfount Diaries, was published in 1955 and has been writing ever since. He has also edited numerous collections of science fiction stories.
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Works by Brian W. Aldiss

Fiction:
  • The Brightfount Diaries, 1955
  • Non-Stop, 1958 (London), published as Starship, 1959 (New York)
  • Equator, 1958 (London), published as Vanguard from Alpha, 1959 (New York)
  • Bow Down to Nul, 1960 (New York), published as The Interpreter, 1961 (London)
  • The Male Response, 1961
  • The Primal Urge, 1961
  • Long Afternoon of Earth, 1962 (New York), published as Hothouse, 1962 (London), and with new introduction by Joseph Milicia, 1976
  • The Dark Light Years, 1964
  • Greybeard, 1964
  • Earthworks, 1965
  • An Age, 1967(London); published as Cryptozoic! 1968, (New York)
  • Report on Probability A, 1968
  • A Brian Aldiss Omnibus, 1969
  • Barefoot in the Head: A European Fantasia, 1969
  • The Hand-Reared Boy, 1969
  • A Soldier Erect, 1971 (New York); published as A Soldier Erect; or, Further Adventures of the Hand-Reared Boy, 1971 (London)
  • Brian Aldiss Omnibus 2, 1971
  • Frankenstein Unbound, 1973
  • The Eighty-Minute Hour: A Space Opera, 1974
  • The Malacia Tapestry, 1976
  • Brothers of the Head, 1977
  • A Rude Awakening, 1978.
  • Enemies of the System: A Tale of Homo Uniformis, 1978
  • Life in the West, 1980
  • Moreau's Other Island, 1980 (London); published as An Island Called Moreau, 1981 (New York)
  • Helliconia Spring, 1982
  • Helliconia Summer, 1983
  • Helliconia Winter, 1985
  • The Helliconia Trilogy (contains Helliconia Spring, Helliconia Summer, and Helliconia Winter), 1985
  • The Horatio Stubbs Saga (contains The Hand-Reared Boy, A Soldier Erect, and A Rude Awakening), 1985
  • The Year before Yesterday: A Novel in Three Acts, 1987
  • Ruins, 1987
  • Forgotten Life, 1988
  • Dracula Unbound, 1991
  • Remembrance Day, 1992
  • Somewhere East of Life: Another European Fantasia, 1994
  • White Mars; or The Mind Set Free, or, The Mind Set Free: A 21st-Century Utopia, (with Roger Penrose) 1999
  • The Cretan Teat, 2002
  • The Super-State: a Novel of a future Europe, 2002
  • Affairs at Hampdon Ferrers, 2004
  • Sanity and the Lady, 2005
Non-fiction Works:
  • Cities and Stones: A Traveller's Yugoslavia, 1965
  • The Shape of Further Things, 1970
  • Billion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, 1973
  • Science Fiction Art, 1975
  • Science Fiction As Science Fiction, 1978
  • This World and Nearer Ones: Essays Exploring the Familiar, 1979
  • Pile: Petals from St. Klaed's Computer, 1979
  • The Pale Shadow of Science, 1985
  • . . . And the Lurid Glare of the Comet, 1986
  • Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, (with David Wingrove) 1986
  • Bury My Heart at W. H. Smith's: A Writing Life (autobiography), 1990
  • The Detached Retina: Aspects of SF and Fantasy, 1995
  • The Twinkling of an Eye: My Life As an Englishman, 1998
  • When the Feast Is Finished, 1999
Story Collections:
  • Space, Time, and Nathaniel, 1957
  • The Canopy of Time, 1959
  • No Time Like Tomorrow, 1959
  • Galaxies Like Grains of Sand, 1960; reprinted with new introduction by Norman Spinrad, 1977
  • The Airs of Earth, 1963
  • Starswarm, 1964; reprinted with new introduction by Joseph Milicia, 1978
  • Best Science Fiction Stories of Brian Aldiss, 1965 (London); revised edition, 1971; published as Who Can Replace a Man?, 1966 (New York)
  • The Saliva Tree, and Other Strange Growths, 1966
  • The Future Makers: A Selection of Science Fiction from Brian Aldiss [and others], 1968
  • Intangibes Inc., and Other Stories: Five Novellas, 1969
  • Neanderthal Planet, 1969
  • The Moment of Eclipse, 1971
  • The Book of Brian Aldiss, 1972 (New York); published as Comic Inferno, 1973 (London) 1973
  • Last Orders and Other Stories, 1977
  • New Arrivals, Old Encounters, 1979
  • Foreign Bodies, 1981
  • Seasons in Flight, 1984
  • The Magic of the Past, 1987
  • Best SF Stories of Brian W. Aldiss, 1988 (London); published as Man in His Time: The Best Science Fiction Stories of Brian W. Aldiss, 1989 (New York)
  • Science Fiction Blues: The Show That Brian Aldiss Took on the Road, 1988
  • A Romance of the Equator: The Best Fantasy Stories of Brian W. Aldiss, 1989
  • Pulphouse Science-Fiction Short Stories, (contributor) 1991
  • A Tupolev Too Far: And Other Stories, 1993
  • The Secret of This Book: Twenty Odd Stories, 1995
  • Common Clay: Twenty Odd Stories, 1996
  • Supertoys Last All Summer Long: And Other Stories of the Future, 2001
  • Cultural Breaks, 2005
Other Works:
  • Frankenstein Unbound (radio play based on the novel of the same title), British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC Radio), 1974, abridged version released as a sound recording by Alternate World Recordings, 1976, produced as Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound, Warner Brothers, 1990
  • Pile: Petals from St. Klaed's Computer (poetry), 1979
  • Farewell to a Child (poetry), 1982
  • At the Caligula Hotel and Other Poems, 1995
  • (Versifier) Makhtumkuli, Songs from the Steppes of Central Asia: The Collected Poems of Makhtumkuli: Eighteenth Century Poet-Hero of Turkmenistan, based on translations by Youssef Azemoun, 1995
  • The Dark Sun Rises: Some Poems, 2003
Works About Brian W. Aldiss:
  • Aldiss, Margaret, compiler, Brian W. Aldiss: A Bibliography, 1954-1988, (1989)
  • Aldiss, Margaret, The Work of Brian W. Aldiss: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide, (1992)
  • Griffin, Brian and David Wingrove, Apertures: A Study of the Writings of Brian W. Aldiss, (1984)
  • Hatherley, Frank, Margaret Aldiss, and Malcolm Edwards, editors, A Is for Brian: A 65th Birthday Present for Brian W. Aldiss from His Family, Friends, Colleagues, and Admirers (1990)
  • Mathews, Richard, Aldiss Unbound: The Science Fiction of Brian W. Aldiss, (1977)

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