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18 August 2017
Two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BSFA Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame living inductee.
SFWA Grand Master.
The IAFA Award for distinguished scholarship.
World Fantasy Special Award.
The Prix Utopia Award for lifetime achievement.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Author of the most widely-respected, critically acclaimed history of SF.
Writer of the short story behind Steven Spielberg‘s AI: Artificial Intelligence.
Not a bad CV, by anyone’s standards, but those are only selected highlights from the glittering career of the great Brian W. Aldiss, who turns ninety-two today.
Brian Aldiss’s extraordinary body of work, stretching back some sixty years, encompasses a wide range of writing, from the fantastic to the literary, via non-fiction and poetry. He was an important figure in SF’s New Wave and stands alongside fellow Britons Michael Moorcock and J G Ballard as writers accepted and praised equally by the genre and literary worlds.
We are lucky enough to publish three of his books in the SF Masterworks series: Non-Stop, Greybeard and the epic Helliconia trilogy. We recommend them all.
And if that wasn’t enough, we’re delighted to announce the acquisition of Cryptozoic as an SF Masterwork, and eBook rights to five further titles: Barefoot in the Head, The Dark Light Years, Earthworks, The Shape of Further Things: Speculations on Change and Galaxies Like Grains of Sand.
Happy Birthday, Brian!