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Posted on 21 June 2018 | 6:59 am
  Something for everyone: 5 essential science
FactorDailySomething for everyone: 5 essential science fiction anthologies you must readFactorDailyWith an introduction by Isaac Asimov, the anthology featured a veritable who's who of 20th century SF, from Brian Aldiss, Samuel R. Delaney and Norman Spinrad, to JG Ballard, Lester Del Rey, Theodore Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick and more. Dangerous Visions ...
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 11:11 pm
  Frank Tallis: 'Fiction and psychology are
The GuardianFrank Tallis: 'Fiction and psychology are both forms of detection'The GuardianNone of her books received proper critical acclaim, although Brian Aldiss recognised she was great. Within a couple of months of reading Ice, I had to read it again. It is hugely enigmatic, a genuine novel of the unconscious and a masterpiece. I feel ...
Posted on 9 June 2018 | 10:02 am
  What's an Ellison? – A glimpse into the
FactorDailyWhat's an Ellison? – A glimpse into the legend that is Harlan Ellison®FactorDailyFrom Roger Zelazny, J.G. Ballard, Brian Aldiss and Philip K. Dick to Philip José Farmer, Fredrick Pohl, Fritz Leiber, Samuel R. Delaney and Norman Spinrad, Dangerous Visions featured 33 stories by the most imaginative writers of that time and has since ...
Posted on 25 May 2018 | 7:42 pm
  Why Steven Spielberg had no chance of
Metro USWhy Steven Spielberg had no chance of capturing Stanley Kubrick's vision for 'A.I'Metro USA.I. Artificial Intelligence was one of Stanley Kubrick's most famous unproduced films. The legendary director began work on an adaptation of Brian Aldiss' short story “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” in the late 1970s, toiled over various scripts ...
Posted on 22 May 2018 | 9:17 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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Posted on 22 September 2018 | 11:32 am
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Posted on 22 September 2018 | 11:32 am
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Posted on 22 September 2018 | 11:32 am
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Posted on 22 September 2018 | 11:32 am
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D_ThoughtLeader: RT @JaredVolle: Whatever creativity is, it is in part a soluti&* to a problem. Brian Aldiss
Posted on 22 September 2018 | 11:32 am
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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: 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
  Resolved Question: Can any SF fans recommend
Preferably written within the last 10 years or so? Thank you.
Posted on 13 January 2012 | 8:35 am



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