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The first published novel of England's greatest living SF writer --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Brian W. Aldiss (1925 - )
Brian Wilson Aldiss was born in 1925. He is a highly decorated science fiction author who has achieved the rare feat of acceptance as a writer of real significance by the literary establishment in his lifetime. As well as his many award-winning novels he has been a hugely important anthologist and editor in the field. He also wrote the pre-eminent history of the genre (with David Wingrove), Billion Year Spree (later expanded and revised as Trillion Year Spree). He lives in Oxford.
The idea driving this novel is a good one, but the execution is poor. I've started reading one of Aldiss' later books, and its much, much better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kublai
The book is set....please read it to find out more. Brian Aldiss is rapidly becoming my favourite author. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ms. Cheryl A. Collins
A classic. Having read so many sci-fi books, I didn't know there were still stories like these to be enjoyed.
I wouldn't put it among the best, though. Read more
For a supposed classic, this is poor. Awful characters, thin storyline and very boring. This is the second Aldiss I've read and I hadn't bother with another.Published 10 months ago by Jonathan F. Brown
I love this book. Its a great story I have to say when I recently read this book that I felt like i had read elements of it in another book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Blue Card
I have read some mixed reviews on this one but decided to add it to my collection of classic sci- fi. Pleased to report, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mel Powell