Aldiss, Brian In the Twinkling of an Eye

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In the Twinkling of an Eye

 
9780007482580: In the Twinkling of an Eye

Aldiss’ life, in his own words.

For forty years the creator of science fiction’s most eloquent visions of tomorrow, Brian Aldiss, has turned his distinctive conviction and clarity of thought to a subject no less vivid, strident or fascinating – the making of his own life. . . Poignantly and passionately, Aldiss recalls the cameraderie of the army and the sobriety of post-war England; bookselling in Oxford; marital breakdown and financial impoverishment; life as a struggling novelist and literary editor . . . his seminal role in the ‘new wave’ of science fiction writing in the 1960s, and the friendships with, amongst others, J.G. Ballard, Kinglsey Amis, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock and William Boyd. Versatile, prolific and outspoken, Aldiss writes revealingly on many issues and experiences, from literary inspiration to childhood illness, from mental breakdown to the critical standing of science fiction

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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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