Books by Brian Aldiss

SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE by Brian Aldiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Intelligent, funny, and hopeful in spite of itself, Aldiss's (A Tupolev Too Far, 1994) latest fantasy serves as a powerful warning about the perils of the future and a rueful assessment of humanity's likely response."
Roy Burnell likes his job; he travels the globe for World Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, an agency that researches, registers, and attempts to protect fine architecture from the dangers of wars that have broken out in Europe and Asia. Read full book review >
A TUPOLEV TOO FAR by Brian Aldiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"A typically mixed bag, occasionally brilliant, often funny, always diverting."
Thirteen fairly recent pieces, including a weird alphabet and an amusing introductory poem, from the British sf/fantasy grandmaster (previous collections include A Romance of the Equator and Man in his Time). Read full book review >
REMEMBRANCE DAY by Brian Aldiss
Released: July 23, 1993

"The upshot is original, disturbing, and memorable."
In another significant mainstream outing (Forgotten Life, 1989; Life in the West, 1990), British science-fiction/fantasy grandmaster Aldiss discovers fresh and arresting nuances in the dichotomy between blind chance and predestination in human affairs. Read full book review >
FORGOTTEN LIFE by Brian Aldiss
Released: April 24, 1989

A rare and vital mainstream outing finds sf master Aldiss (Last Orders, p. 256; etc.) chronicling with wit and pathos the obsession of a middle-aged Oxford history don for his dead brother's life. Read full book review >

British grandmaster Aldiss has always been a genuine innovator, straining against the boundaries of the possible, as well as a literary craftsman of high order; this British collection of 14 pieces from the mid-70's—stunning in every sense—peers deeply into the nature of imagination and the fantastic. Read full book review >