Two of Aldiss’ essay collections from the mid-1980s in one volume.
In this warm, chatty, opinionated collection of essays, Brian Aldiss tells the reader a bit about his youth, holds forth on the position of science fiction within the literary and scientific worlds and reveals some of the processes at work in his own writing.
This volume also includes the companion collection …And the Lurid Glare of the Comet.
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'For decades, Brian Aldiss has been among our most prolific and consistently stylish writers.’THE TELEGRAPH
‘Aldiss has rarely been far from SF’s intellectual centre.’ SFX MAGAZINEAbout the Author:
Brian Aldiss, OBE, is a fiction and science fiction writer, poet, playwright, critic, memoirist and artist. He was born in Norfolk in 1925. After leaving the army, Aldiss worked as a bookseller, which provided the setting for his first book, The Brightfount Diaries (1955). His first published science fiction work was the story ‘Criminal Record’, which appeared in Science Fantasy in 1954. Since then he has written nearly 100 books and over 300 short stories.
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