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Brian W. Aldiss


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1 Helliconia Spring (The Helliconia Trilogy #1) [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  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! HELLICONIA SPRING Book One of the Helliconia Trilogy 2012 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the original publication... more info>> (Published: 1982)

Words: 163273 - Reading Time: 466-653 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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2 Helliconia Summer [The Helliconia Trilogy #2] [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  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! HELLICONIA SUMMER Book Two of the Helliconia Trilogy 2012 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the original publication... more info>> (Published: 1983)

Words: 171472 - Reading Time: 489-685 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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3 Helliconia Winter [The Helliconia Trilogy #3] [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  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! HELLICONIA WINTER Book Three of the Helliconia Trilogy 2012 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the original publicati... more info>> (Published: 1985)

Words: 122992 - Reading Time: 351-491 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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4 Earthworks [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  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. (Published: 1965)

Words: 48538 - Reading Time: 138-194 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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5 Galaxies Like Grains of Sand [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  "Brian Aldiss seems to have always had a more oceanic sense of time than even most science fiction writers, an almost measured vision of what will transpire in the long run..." - Norman Spinrad In Galaxies Like Grains of Sand, Brian W. Aldiss tells the tale of mankind's future over the course of forty million years. Each of these nine connected short stories highlights a different millennia in which man has adapted to new environments and hardships. (Published: 1979)

Words: 58753 - Reading Time: 167-235 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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6 Greybeard [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  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. "When is scie... more info>> (Published: 1964)

Words: 85109 - Reading Time: 243-340 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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7 The Dark Light Years [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  What would intelligent life-forms on another planet look like? Would they walk upright? Would they wear clothes? Or would they be hulking creatures on six legs that wallow in their own excrement? Upon first contact with the Utod -- intelligent, pacifist beings who feel no pain -- mankind instantly views these aliens as animals because of their unhygienic customs. This leads to the slaughter, capture and dissection of the Utod. But when one explorer recognizes the intelligence behind their habit... more info>> (Published: 1964)

Words: 46944 - Reading Time: 134-187 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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8 Barefoot in the Head [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  The earth is recovering from the Acid Head War, in which hallucinogenic chemicals were the primary weapon. Many humans are now suffering from delusions and are unable to tell the real from the imaginary. When a man named Colin Charteris tries to make sense of the drugged-out world, he is taken as the new Messiah. As he descends into paranoid visions, he begins to believe this himself. (Published: 1969)

Words: 68671 - Reading Time: 196-274 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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9 Forgotten Life [The Squire Quartet #2] [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  Analyst Clement Winters is trying to write a biography of his recently deceased older brother Joseph. Through the writings Joseph left behind -- letters, diaries, notes and confessions -- Clement realizes how little he actually knows his brother and how vastly his perception of him differs from reality. As Clement tries to make sense of the life of his deceased sibling, he uncovers "little dark corners" of his family history and even his own life. "Brian Aldiss has turned from science fiction ... more info>> (Published: 1988)

Words: 117210 - Reading Time: 334-468 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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10 Life in the West [The Squire Quartet #1] [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  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 ancest... more info>> (Published: 1980)

Words: 113370 - Reading Time: 323-453 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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11 Remembrance Day [The Squire Quartet #3] [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  Ray and Ruby Tebbutt are a Norfolk couple struggling to pay off a loan they could not afford. Peter Petrik, a small-time Czech film director, is involved with an Irish arms smuggler. Dominic Mayor, a British millionaire with a cold past, made his fortune by manipulating the stock market. All four people's lives are taken by a terrorist bombing in a small British seaside hotel. In REMEMBRANCE DAY, an American academic examines the details of the victims' lives and histories to find the relatio... more info>> (Published: 1993)

Words: 101010 - Reading Time: 288-404 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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12 Somewhere East of Life [The Squire Quartet #4] [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  Architectural historian Roy Burnell has been tasked with traveling the globe and listing architectural gems in danger of being destroyed. But when Burnell is in Budapest, ten years of his memory, mostly his architectural knowledge and sexual experiences, is stolen. In this near-future, thieves using EMV ("e-mnemonicvision") sell memories on the black market. In the wake of this event, Burnell tries to resume his life, while also searching for the "bullet" that will restore his memory. (Published: 1994)

Words: 138401 - Reading Time: 395-553 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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13 The Shape of Further Things [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  "We are infinitely rich, yet we mess about with penny-in-the-slot machines" writes Brian W. Aldiss in this autobiographical work written over the course of one month. From his Oxfordshire home, he ruminates on dreams, education, the role of technology in our lives and the rise and function of science fiction and a variety of other topics. THE SHAPE OF FURTHER THINGS is a window into the life and mind of a Science Fiction Grand Master. "You must recognize the extensive cultivation, the polymath... more info>> (Published: 1970)

Words: 64547 - Reading Time: 184-258 min.
Category: Science Fiction

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14 Vanguard From Alpha [MultiFormat]
by Brian W. Aldiss
  HUMAN TIME-BOMB FROM THE MOON! The spy team from Earth knew they were looking for trouble when they secretly landed in Luna Area 101-- dangerous Rosk territory. But the fearless trio got more than they bargained for at the hands of these hostile guests of Earth. Tyne and Murray escaped with their lives. The third man was dead, and Tyne suspected that Murray had murdered him in cold blood. Ready to confront him with his charge, Tyne discovered that Murray had disappeared somewhere in the banne... more info>> (Published: 2011)

Words: 31319 - Reading Time: 89-125 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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