Brian Wilson ALDISS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1925-08-18
Education Framlingham Coll, West Buckland Sch
Books & Publications novels incl: The Brightfount Diaries (1955), Non-Stop (1958), Hothouse (1962 and 2008), Greybeard (1964), Barefoot in the Head (1969), The Hand-Reared-Boy (1970), Soldier Erect (1971), Frankenstein Unbound (1973), The Malacia Tapestry (1976), A Rude Awakening (1978), Life in the West (1980), The Helliconia Trilogy (1982-85), Forgotten Life (1988), Dracula Unbound (1990), Remembrance Day (1993), Somewhere East of Life (1994), White Mars (with Roger Penrose) 1999, Super-State (2002), Affairs at Hampden Ferrers (2004), Jocasta (2005), Sanity and the Lady (2005), Harm (2008), Walcot (2009); short stories collections incl: Space, Time and Nathaniel (1957), The Canopy of Time (1959), The Saliva Tree (1966), Intangibles Inc (1969), The Moment of Eclipse (1970), Last Orders (1977), Seasons in Flight (1984), Best Science Fiction Stories of Brian W Aldiss (1988), A Romance of the Equator (1989), A Tupolev Too Far (1993), The Secret of This Book (1995), Supertoys Last All Summer Long (2001), Cultural Breaks (2005), Finches of Mars (2013), Comfort Zone (2013); non-fiction incl: Cities and Stones (travel, 1966), The Shape of Further Things (1970), Billion Year Spree (1973), Trillion Year Spree (update, 1986), Bury My Heart at W H Smiths (1990), The Detached Retina (1995), Twinkling of an Eye (autobiography, 1998), When the Feast is Finished (1999), Penguin Books Science Fiction Omnibus (2008); poetry incl: At the Caligula Hotel (1995), The Poems of Makhtumkuli (1996), A Prehistory of Mind (2008), Mortal Morning (2011), An Exile on Planet Earth (2012), The Invention of Happiness (2013)
Recreations amateur theatricals, painting
Clubs N/A
Style Brian Aldiss, Esq, OBE, FRSL
Career author, critic, artist and poet; served RCS 1943-47, India, Assam, Burma, Sumatra, Singapore, Hong Kong; bookseller Oxford 1948-56, lit ed Oxford Mail 1956-71; pres Br Science Fiction Assoc 1960-64, ed SF Horizons 1964-70, chm Oxford Branch Conservation Soc 1968-69, vice-pres The Stapledon Soc 1975-, jt pres Euro SF Ctees 1976-79, pres World SF 1982-84 (fndr memb); Soc of Authors: memb Ctee of Mgmnt 1976-78, chm 1978, chm Cultural Exchanges Ctee 1979-; memb: Arts Cncl (Lit Panel) 1978-80, Cncl for Posterity 1990-97; vice-pres West Buckland Sch 1997-; Grand Master of Science Fiction 2000; prolific lectr, contrib articles to newspapers and jls; Observer Book Award for Science Fiction 1956, Ditmar Award for Best Contemporary Writer of Science Fiction 1969, James Blish Award for SF Criticism (only recipient) 1977, Pilgrim Award 1978, Award for Distinguished Scholarship Int Assoc for the Fantastic in the Arts (first recipient) 1986; Hon DLitt Univ of Reading 2000; FRSL 1990; Vision Award (Macedonia) 2001
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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