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
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