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Brian Aldiss Books In Order

Publication Order of Horatio Stubbs Books

The Hand-Reared Boy (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Soldier Erect (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rude Awakening (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Squire Quartet Books

Life in the West (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forgotten Life (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remembrance Day (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somewhere East of Life (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Helliconia Trilogy Books

Helliconia Spring (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helliconia Summer (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helliconia Winter (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Starswarm (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brightfount Diaries (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Non-Stop (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starship (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanguard from Alpha (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bow Down to Nul (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hothouse (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Male Response (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Primal Urge (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Light Years (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greybeard (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earthworks (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cryptozoic! (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Report on Probability A (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barefoot in the Head (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neanderthal Planet (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankenstein Unbound (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eighty-Minute Hour (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Malacia Tapestry (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemies of the System (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moreau's Other Island (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Island Called Moreau (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruins (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Planet Earth (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year before Yesterday (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cracken at Critical (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sex and the Black Machine (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dracula Unbound (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Mars (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cretan Teat (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Super-State (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Affairs at Hampden Ferrers (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jocasta (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanity and the Lady (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
HARM (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walcot (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finches of Mars (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comfort Zone (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Space, Time and Nathaniel (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Time Like Tomorrow (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Airs of Earth (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saliva Tree (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Can Replace a Man? (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inner Landscape (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intangibles Inc. (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moment of Eclipse (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comic Inferno (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Equator (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brothers of the Head (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Orders (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Arrivals, Old Encounters (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pile: Petals from St. Klaed's Computer (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foreign Bodies (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewell to a Child (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seasons in Flight (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tupolev Too Far (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic of the Past (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man in His Time (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Caligula Hotel (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of This Book (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Supertoys Last All Summer Long (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Sun Rises (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cultural Breaks (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Prehistory of Mind (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mortal Morning (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invention of Happiness (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four for Fantasy (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs from the Steppes (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Short Stories: The 1950s (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best SF Anthologies

Best SF: 1967 (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best SF: 1968 (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best SF: 1969 (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best SF: 1970 (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best SF: 1971 (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best SF: 1972 (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best SF: 1973 (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best SF: 1974 (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best SF: 1975 (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Penguin Science Fiction (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Fantasy Stories (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Penguin Science Fiction (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yet More Penguin Science Fiction (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Award Stories 2 (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Introducing Science Fiction (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewell, Fantastic Venus! (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Astounding-Analog Reader, Vol. 1 (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Astounding-Analog Reader, Vol. 2 (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Opera (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Odysseys (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Earths (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Decade the 1940's (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Decade the 1950's (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galactic Empires, Vol. 1 (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Decade the 1960's (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galactic Empires, Vol. 2 (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perilous Planets (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book of Mini-Sagas (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book of Mini-Sagas II (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mini Sagas (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mini Sagas 1999 (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cities and Stones (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shape of Further Things (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billion Year Spree (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell's Cartographers (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Science Fiction Art (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This World and Nearer Ones (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And the Lurid Glare of the Comet (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pale Shadow of Science (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trillion Year Spree (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Detached Retina (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bury My Heart at W.H. Smith's (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Life with Cats (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When The Feast is Finished (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twinkling of an Eye or My Life as an Englishman (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Art After Apogee The Relationships Between an Idea, a Story, and Painting (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plutonian Monologue on His Wife's Death (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Starry Messenger (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Exile on Planet Earth (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Essays (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Twinkling of an Eye (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Brian Wilson Aldiss is basically an English writer who was born on the 18th of august 1925. He is an anthology editor and an English writer who is best known for his short stories and science fiction novels. He was married to Margaret Manson from 1965 to 1997 and Olive Fortesque from 1948 to 1965

His Early Life and Career

Brian Aldiss father ran a store department that had been established by his grandfather; his whole family lived above that store. He commenced writing stories at the tender age of 3 years. His own mother used to bind the rolls on where he had written the stories before putting them on a shelf.

When Aldiss got to the age of 6 years, he was sent to a boarding school in Devon (West Buck-land School). He later on studied at the famous Framingham College. He enrolled in the Royal Signals in 1943 during the 2nd world war. His experience in the army greatly inspired him to write his 2nd and 3rd books’ Soldier Erect’ and A Rude Awakening’ respectively

The Post -War Era

When the war subsided, he worked at Oxford as a bookseller. He wrote numerous short-pieces for booksellers; this attracted Charles Monteith’s attention who was an editor at Faber and Faber’ who were renowned British Publishers. As a result Aldiss’ first book that was known as The Bright Font Diaries was published- It was a 200-page novel that was in a diary form that talked about the life’s and times of a sales assistant who used to work inside a bookshop. At this period he also began writing science fictions for several magazines. Several of Brian Aldiss’ books appeared in three monthly- issues of The New Worlds’-This was an important magazine that was edited by Carnell

In the year 1954, The Observer Newspaper’ ran several competitions for short stories. Aldiss’ story Not for an Age’ was voted as the third best story by readers in its category.

His accolades

Although The Bright Fount Diaries’ experienced some success, Aldiss made a confession that he always enjoyed writing science fiction stories. This delighted publishers who had wide market bases of millions of science-fiction fans in respectable places. Brian Aldiss made his way into writers’ hall of fame when his fiction books got published. His novel was a collection of stories entitled Time and Nathaniel’ as well as Space; these books were published by Faber in 1957. At this time, the income that he got from writing had matched the wages that he used to get paid in the bookshop. He therefore made a decision of becoming a full-time writer

Aldiss led the park when the vote for the most- promising author commenced in 1958 at the World-Science-Fiction-Convention. He was elected as President of the British- Science and Fiction- Association in the year 1960. He served as the Literary Editor of the famous Oxford Mail Newspaper between 1958 and 1969. In 1964, his longtime collaborator Harry Harrison began the 1st ever science journal criticism by the name Science Fiction Horizons’. During its time the Science Fiction Horizons’ published reviews and articles by authors like James Blish.

Brian Aldiss was also a Great Anthologist

Besides doing his own writings, Brian Aldiss was also a great anthologist. He wrote several stories that typified several science fiction themes. He also wrote the Best Fantasy Stories’. In 1961, he wrote anthologies concerning reprinted short science fictions for British publishers Penguin Books’. His stint here was remarkably successful because his works underwent several reprints. He followed up with two other anthology stories i.e. More Penguin Science Fiction in 1963 and Yet More penguin Science Fiction’ in 1964. These anthologies were hugely successful as compared to the first ones. All the three were published together in The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus’ of 1973. In mid 1970’s , he produced numerous large collections of classic-grand scale fictions under titles’ Space Opera’ in 1974, Space Odysseys in 1975, Galactic Empires and Evil Earths in 1976, as well as Perilous Planets in 1978- they were all quite successful. At round this time also, he edited a voluminous Science Fiction Art in 1975; it had a wide selection of artworks that included Pulps and Magazines

The planetary probes

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, several researches indicated that the Venus wasn’t completely a hot and tropical jungle as mostly depicted in science fictions. He together with Harry Harrison edited an anthology referred to as Farewell Fantastic Venus’ these were reprinted stories that were based on the pre-probe ideas of the Venus. Together with Harrison, he also wrote a series of numerous anthologies that included The Year’s best Science Fiction’ from 1968 to 1976

He also invented a short story known as the Minisaga’. The daily telegraph ran competitions for the best Minisaga then. Aldiss was privileged to be the judge during those years. He edited several anthologies about several Minisagas in later years

His life in the former Soviet Union

He traveled to the Yugoslavia where he encountered Yugoslav fans in Slovenia and Ljubljana. He published a travel-book about Yugoslavia that was entitled Cities and Stones’. That was his only assignment in that whole genre. He also published alternative fantasy stories that included The Story of The Doomed King’ in 1968. This book talked about Serbian kings who were in their middle ages. He also wrote a novel known as The Malacia Tapestry that was about alternative Dalmatia

Brian Aldiss was a Great Artist as well

Apart from enjoying success as a prolific writer, Brian Aldiss was an accomplished artist. His solo exhibition by the name The Other Hemisphere’ was showcased in oxford between August to September 2010. The Metropolis’ was later released as an Art Fine Print that had a limited edition

Honors and awards

In 1990, he was elected as a Fellow in the Royal Society that deals with Literature. He was also a Permanent Special Guest of the ICFA i.e. the International Conference of the Fantastic in Arts from 1989 to 2008. He was also privileged to be The Chief Guest at the Conventions that were held from 1986 to 1999. His name was inducted in Fantasy and Science Fictions Hall of Fame in 2004. Hew also got a title of the OBE i.e. Order of British Empire for his services in the field of literature. He featured on Desert Island Discs in 2007. His seat is also reserved at The Council of Societies that Deal with Writers

His Role in Movies

He has also played important roles in movies like The Brother of the Head’, The Frankenstein Unbound’ and The Artificial Intelligence


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