A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Time: December 2, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Big Green Bookshop
Street: Brampton Park Road
City/Town: Wood Green
Website or Map: http://www.biggreenbookshop.c…
Event Type: author talk
Event Added By: Administrator
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2014
Brian Aldiss OBE is Britian's most prolific science fiction author and considered by many the true heir of H.G. Wells.
His works have long been associated with such iconic magazines as New worlds and New Wave. Aldiss published his first novel in 1958 and won his first Hugo in 1962 for Hothouse, a novel which hearkened back to his World War II experiences in Burma. His novels are associated with the New wave SF movement founded by Micheal Moorcock in the 1960's and with such sub-genres as space opera and far future. He is also known for his Hellonica trilogy, which earned him a Campbell award and numerous nominations.
More importantly he is reknown for his ambition to make SF a literarily acceptable genre. The publication of the short-lived journal Science Fiction Horizons in which he interviewed such literary luminaires as C.S.Lewis and William S. Burroughs and his history of SF, The Billion Year Spree (in which he favoured Shelley's Frankenstein as the first SF novel) in addition to his many novels and short stories where he combined SF themes with quality writing are evidence of his constant advocacy of Literary SF.
Over the last couple of years The Friday Project have been republishing a brilliant mix of Brian’s fiction and non-fiction, and last month published the first volume of Brian’s 300+ short stories, which are being collected together for the first time. This volume takes us through the 50s, from his very first story - A Book in Time, published in The Bookseller in 1954 and never seen again until now - right up to his establishment as a major new voice in science fiction by the end of that decade.
Brian will be in conversation with Scott Pack, from The Friday Project. There’ll be an opportunity to ask Brian questions and he’ll be happy to sign copies of his books.
Early bird ticket price for this incredible event is just £5. Advance booking required
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