It happened today - this day in history
It happened today - this day in history August 18Yellow AdvertiserBIRTHDAYS: Brian Aldiss, science fiction writer, 92; Roman Polanski, film director, 84; Robert Redford, actor, 81; Madeleine Stowe, actress, 59; Denis Leary, actor, 60, Edward Norton, actor, 48; Christian Slater, actor, 48; Mika, singer/songwriter, 34.and more »
Posted on 17 August 2017 | 10:00 pm
Recensie: Chris Robinson Brotherhood –
Blues MagazineRecensie: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The HeadBlues MagazineDe titel van het album verwijst naar een boek van de Britse schrijver Brian Aldiss. Over een lang geleden geleverde strijd in Europa, The Acid Head War waarbij gebruik werd gemaakt van bommen die hallucinerende gassen verspreidden. Het blijkt gelukkig ...
Posted on 15 August 2017 | 8:18 am
Foreshadowing the Weird: “Shadows and Tall
lareviewofbooksForeshadowing the Weird: “Shadows and Tall Trees 7”lareviewofbooksMichael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius stories, J. G. Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition, M. John Harrison's Viriconium cycle, Brian Aldiss's Barefoot in the Head, Charles Platt's The Gas, Harlan Ellison's Deathbird Stories — by and large, these were ...
Posted on 12 August 2017 | 5:39 am
International Festival: Alan Ayckbourn
The ScotsmanInternational Festival: Alan Ayckbourn interviewThe Scotsman“So far as the science-fiction element is concerned though – well, along with many of the writers in that genre whom I admire – Arthur C Clarke, Issac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Philip K Dick, Brian Aldiss – I regard sci-fi and fantasy as a way of posing ...
Posted on 29 July 2017 | 4:04 am
SFada cu literatura. Un caz de „realism
ObservatorCultural.roSFada cu literatura. Un caz de „realism metafizic“ – Marius Oprea (II)ObservatorCultural.roBrian Aldiss observa la împlinirea a 50 de ani de carieră literară ‒ sărbătorindu-i-se aceasta de către Bodleian Library de la Universitatea din Oxford cu colecția de eseuri An Exile on Planet Earth, în 2012, căci scriitorul britanic își va fi lăsat ...
Posted on 28 July 2017 | 4:41 am
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