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  The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
The GuardianThe View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman review – a sense of wonderThe GuardianWe find out about the shoulders on which he stood – those of Will “The Spirit” Eisner, Diana Wynne Jones and Brian Aldiss, about whom he writes passionately and searchingly. Pieces about friends and collaborators – Alan Moore, Douglas Adams, Terry ...
Posted on 12 April 2017 | 1:30 am
  Russell Letson reviews Ken MacLeod - Locus
Locus OnlineRussell Letson reviews Ken MacLeodLocus OnlineMacLeod points to Brian Aldiss's 1958 story ''But Who Can Replace a Man?'' as the ''very useful template'' for the robots' manner of conversation: precise, nerdy, and stilted. That is not the same thing as dumb, and the newly self-aware surveyors ...
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 11:40 am
  Schlock & Awe: How the 'King of
FactorDailySchlock & Awe: How the 'King of B-movies' influenced sci-fi and ...FactorDailyTwo days ago, Roger Corman turned 91, still busy with the movie business, the latest being the part-sequel, part-updated-reboot of his 1975 dystopian sci-fi cult ...and more »
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 12:43 am
  Steven Spielberg's A.I.: its groundbreaking
Den of Geek UKSteven Spielberg's A.I.: its groundbreaking marketing campaign ...Den of Geek UKWho killed Evan Chan? Over 15 years on, the marketing campaign for Steven Spielberg's A.I. remains unique, Ryan writes...and more »
Posted on 15 February 2017 | 11:05 pm
  From schoolboy jottings to sci-fi master:
Telegraph.co.ukFrom schoolboy jottings to sci-fi master: How a solar eclipse inspired Brian AldissTelegraph.co.ukNow a recently discovered trove of early jottings has revealed that Brian Aldiss was inspired to begin writing science fiction by a total eclipse of the sun he witnessed as a 14-year-old schoolboy at a Devon boarding school. In 1939, in awe of what he ...
Posted on 9 July 2016 | 7:11 am
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  Top 10 facts about science fiction
6. According to Vladimir Nabokov, Shakespeare’s The Tempest was science fiction. 7. The first US edition of Nabokov’s novel Lolita was published on Brian Aldiss’s birthday in 1958. 8. The first bowler to take four wickets in consecutive balls in ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 8:04 am
  Hollywood’s continuing Frankenstein
Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound, adapted from a Brian Aldiss revision, was about half as good as it should have been. Then there are a lot of terrible, terrible movies — few worse than last year’s execrable I, Frankenstein. Who will save us from ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 2:51 am
  Brian Aldiss takes a trip to the future for
The place looked vaguely familiar. There I stood, or stumbled rather, looking about me. There were those plastic telescope-like things, there were the screens, the ranks of switches, the TV remotes, the yards of cream cable, the objects for which I had no ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
  Birmingham Mail Nostalgia - A look back at
Brian Aldiss, science fiction writer, 90; Roman Polanski, film director, 82; Robert Redford, actor, 79; Madeleine Stowe, actress, 57; Denis Leary, actor, 58, Edward Norton, actor, 46; Christian Slater, actor, 46; Mika, singer/songwriter, 32. British ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 10:00 am
  Brian Aldiss unpicks the Jocasta complex
The Friday Project, pp.222, £9.99, ISBN: 9780007482146 What if the gods of Greek myth had parallels with Freud’s notion of the unconscious? This is just one idea explored in Brian Aldiss’s sassy retelling of the stories of two prominent women of Thebes.
Posted on 23 January 2015 | 4:00 pm
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  Stewog: RT @70sscifiart:
Stewog: RT @70sscifiart: spacemerchants: STARSWARM // Brian Aldiss Cover // Vincent Di Fate Panther // 1985 https://t.co/idKMfnyyIK https://t.co/Z…
Posted on 30 April 2017 | 3:53 am
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Posted on 30 April 2017 | 3:53 am
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Posted on 30 April 2017 | 3:53 am
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R@#~aldClarke: RT @70sscifiart: spacemerchants: STARSWARM // Brian Aldiss Cover // Vincent Di Fate Panther // 1985 https://t.co/idKMfnyyIK https://t.co/Z…
Posted on 30 April 2017 | 3:53 am
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Posted on 30 April 2017 | 3:53 am
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  Open Question: How old do you think brian
Posted on 26 March 2017 | 2:58 pm
  Resolved Question: Good sci-fi novel
I just finished playing the Mass Effect trilogy (including the four novels) and I need more sci-fi! I've read some of the older classics like Dune but what I really need is something more recent with heavy science in it, no matter how fictional or even absurd. Mass Effect for example had alien communities, galactic teleportation and even biotic superpowers but everything had science behind it! PS: I prefer something about space but not necessesarily, as long as it's sci-fi and totally geeky :D Thanks in advance to everyone that answers!
Posted on 4 June 2014 | 9:07 pm
  Resolved Question: Trying to remember the
There are two short fiction horror stories I cannot recall the name or what collection they were apart of. I thought they were apart of a Stephen King novel, but I can't find them in any of his collections. The first story is about a man obsessed with some form of exercise (weight lifting or chin ups.) The man starts to amputate his limbs for the benefit of weighing less. He visits a surgeon frequently, in the end he amputates all fingers or his arm where he cannot do the exercise anymore. The second story is about a man who owes a large amount of money to some mob. He is given the option of placing his hand on a red hot stove burner for 10 seconds to pay his debt. Turns out he can't do it, very gross and detailed that's why I believe it is Stephen King. I do believe they are from the same book. Please help thank you.
Posted on 21 March 2014 | 8:58 pm
  Resolved Question: I'd like help finding the
Possible spoiler warning! It's about a huge ship sent from Earth towards a target far, far away. Generations of humans live on the ship and over time, wise rulers are awoken for advice before being put back into suspension. This is to ensure that they're wisdom can be applied over time. Over the course of their journey, they begin evolving according to cope better with travel ... Any help is appreciated. I think it's from Year's Best Sci-Fi anthologies. It's a short-story / novella. The journey take 100,000's of years. And ... they are raced to their destination.
Posted on 1 October 2012 | 1:06 am
  Resolved Question: Years ago I read a short
Some of the characters were Lily Yo, Flor and Band Appa Bondi. Can anyone tell me where to find this story?
Posted on 11 August 2012 | 1:57 pm



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