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Aldiss, Brian W. (Brian Wilson) 1925-

Overview
Works: 738 works in 2,793 publications in 16 languages and 48,110 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Steampunk fiction  Miscellanea  Science fiction  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Creator, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6051.L3, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Brian W Aldiss
Publications by Brian W Aldiss
Most widely held works by Brian W Aldiss
Helliconia spring by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
91 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,785 libraries worldwide
On this Earth-like planet where dynasties change with the centurieslong seasons, Yuli founds a city called Oldorando
Billion year spree; the true history of science fiction by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
38 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 1,767 libraries worldwide
Discusses the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucian, H.G. Wells, John W. Campbell, and others from Victorian times to the present
Helliconia winter by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
46 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,607 libraries worldwide
As winter approaches on the planet Helliconia, the phagors, man's ancient enemies begin to leave their mountain fastnesses to war upon human civilization
Helliconia summer by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
55 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,491 libraries worldwide
Helliconia is a world in a very eccentric orbit about its home star which results in a very, very long "year" orbit around the central sun. After long decades of frozen winter, signs of the long-awaited thaw begin to show and an entire civilization essentially existing in suspended animation once again emerges into a world growing warmer, greener and more hospitable climatically. Old knowledge must re-emerge. Old customs begin to repeat--and old conflicts arise once again, renewed in misunderstanding, disagreement and violence
Trillion year spree : the history of science fiction by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
Frankenstein unbound by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
37 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Joe Bodenland, a 21st century American, passes through a timeslip and finds himself with Byron and Shelley in the famous villa on the shore of Lake Geneva. More fantastically, he finds himself face to face with a real Frankenstein, a doppelganger inhabiting a complex world where fact and fiction may as easily have congress as Bodenland himself manages to make love to Mary Shelley
Galactic empires by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
24 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 787 libraries worldwide
"A ... two-volume novel of the future." Authors include "Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, Clifford Simak, Cordwainer Smith, A.E. Van Vogt, Harry Harrison, and many others."
Hell's cartographers : some personal histories of science fiction writers ( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 libraries worldwide
Forgotten life by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Unsuitable for family reading
Hothouse by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
81 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Millions of years from now, the Earth stops spinning. Half the world is in shadows while the other half suffers under an endless afternoon of sun. Humans have devolved into small creatures struggling for survival in a savage jungle where plants prey upon living flesh. In this deadly land, a young boy on the brink of manhood is cast off by his tribe for the crime of curiositiy - and embarks on a perilous journey far beyond the borders of his people's land in search of a better world
Greybeard by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
44 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 680 libraries worldwide
After the "Accident," all males on earth become sterile. Society ages and falls apart bit by bit. First toy companies go under. Then record companies. Then cities cease to function. Now earth's population lives in spread-out, isolated villages, with its youngest members in their 50's. When the people of Sparcot begin to make claims of gnomes and man-eating rodents lurking around their village, Greybeard and his wife set out for the coast with the hope of finding something better
Cryptozoic! by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
30 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 669 libraries worldwide
Winner of two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for over fifty years, continued to challenge readers' minds with literate, thought-provoking, and inventive fiction. Now, E-Reads is proud to make available in eBook format the classic works of Aldiss. Now with a New Introduction by the Author! CRYPTOZOIC! In the year 2093, human consciousness has expanded to the point where man can now travel to the past using a technique called "mind-travelling." Artist Edward Bush returns from a nearly-three year mind-travel to find that his government has crumbled and society is now under the leadership a new regime. Given Bush's excellent ability to mind-travel, he is recruited by the regime to track down and assassinate a scientist whose ideas threaten to topple everything they've built
White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Led by Tom Jefferies, the colonists on Mars struggle to survive and thrive when all contact is cut off with EUPACUS, as the industrialized nations of Earth are know
Somewhere east of life by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
The 21st century has given birth to a new racket, memory pirates. The novel follows the protagonist, Roy Burnell, an architect, as he tries to recover ten years of stolen architectural knowledge and sexual experiences, the latter chopped up and sold on the black market to lovers of soft porn. By the author of A Tupolev Too Far
Earthworks by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
35 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 652 libraries worldwide
In a future where the earth has been savaged by overpopulation and over-farming, robots are considered more valuable than humans and sand must be altered to create artificially fertile soil. Ex-convict Knowle Noland, the hallucinating sea captain of the Trieste Star, finds himself wrapped up in a plot to incite a global war that will wipe out millions. War, it seems, is the only way to drastically reduce the population and create a better world for those who survive
Last orders by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Life in the West by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Winner of two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for over fifty years, continued to challenge readers' minds with literate, thought-provoking, and inventive science fiction. Now, E-Reads is proud to make available in eBook format the classic works of Aldiss. Now with a New Introduction by the Author! LIFE IN THE WEST Book One of the Squire Quartet. Thomas C. Squire, creator of the hit documentary series Frankenstein Among the Arts, one-time secret agent and founder of the Society for Popular aesthetics, is attending an international media symposium in Sicily. It is here that he becomes involved with lovely, but calculating Selina Ajdina. Alongside the drama of the conference is the story of Squire's private life - the tale of his infidelity, the horrifying circumstances surrounding his father's death and the threatened future of his ancestral home in England. Selected by Anthony Burgess as one of the 99 best novels published since 1939
Harm by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Paul Ali, a young Muslim writer, finds himself imprisoned because of his comic novel, in which two characters joke about the murder of a British prime minister, and his only escape is to an alien planet that he invents within his own mind
Man in his time : the best science fiction stories of Brian W. Aldiss by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Czech and held by 602 libraries worldwide
New arrivals, old encounters : twelve stories by Brian W Aldiss( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 libraries worldwide
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Aldiss, B. W. (Brian Wilson), 1925-
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Олдис, Брайан 1925-
Олдисс, Брайан 1925-
Олдисс, Брайан Уилсон 1925-
Олдисс, Брайн 1925-
אולדיס, ברין, וילסון, 1925-
オールディス, ブライアン・W
オールディス, ブライアン・ウィルソン
Languages
English (583)
French (34)
Spanish (26)
German (17)
Polish (12)
Danish (9)
Dutch (7)
Czech (6)
Japanese (5)
Swedish (4)
Romanian (3)
Italian (3)
Croatian (2)
Finnish (2)
Portuguese (1)
Chinese (1)
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