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Posted on 14 February 2018 | 6:35 pm
Sunshine would have killed one of
Evening StandardSunshine would have killed one of literature's finest monstersEvening StandardByron soon got bored and Shelley, who had wakeful nightmares about nipple-shaped eyes, dropped out. But Polidori imagined “The Vampyre” and Mary created Frankenstein, supposedly inspired by Paradise Lost — John Milton was also said to have stayed at ...
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 5:11 am
Review: 'A Conversation larger than the
Washington PostReview: 'A Conversation larger than the Universe' - Washington PostWashington PostAny reader who loves science fiction will want to visit New York sometime before March 10. Starting Thursday, the Grolier Club — the oldest bibliophilic society in America — is hosting a stunning exhibition of notable books in the history of ...and more »
Posted on 24 January 2018 | 9:04 am
Sundance Review: 'I Think We're Alone Now'
VanyalandSundance Review: 'I Think We're Alone Now' is a sweet and weird ...VanyalandAn admission of bias: To be frank, I lost my taste for most post-apocalyptic fiction in my junior year of high school. I had spent most of my teenage years consuming whatever media I could get my hands on that depicted the end of the world and whatever ...and more »
Posted on 22 January 2018 | 11:11 am
The postmodern Prometheus - Livemint -
LivemintThe postmodern Prometheus - LivemintLivemint'Frankenstein' might be the first science fiction novel, but its literary heritage has a vibrant afterlife in pulp fiction.and more »
Posted on 19 January 2018 | 7:28 pm
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