Welcome to the official Brian W. Aldiss website. As well as being a distinguished SF writer, Aldiss is also an important mainstream novelist, a poet, an essayist, a dramatist, an SF historian and critic whose work has been published in dozens of countries around the world.
Brian writes. . . .
I am currently writing a new novel entitled THE GRASS, THE SKY, THE SUN, THE STREET.
The Bodleian library will publish a collection of my articles and lectures. This is, so I’m told, a singular privilege. I will be lunching with their very successful publisher hoping to persuade him to use some of my paintings as illustrations.
I have just completed two more novels. They are with my agent. One’s an ordinary novel provisionally entitled “Shades and Silences”, while the other is SF, entitled “All the Planets of the Zodiac”.
My Journal is now at no.64. I’m sorry to say I have done nothing about getting pages reproduced, but will do something positive sooner or later.
The poems, “A Prehistory of Mind”, are doing well – for poetry, that is – and I’m hoping to get a British publisher for an extended version.
I’m shortly going to work with BBC 7, to select some SF short stories to be read over the air. I shall be introducing them. Suggestions for any really brill stories published since 2000 – welcome!
Fantastically now re-released Hothouse (Penguin Modern Classics)
Re-released Greybeard (S.F. Masterworks)
‘The titan of science fiction.’ Telegraph
‘Brian Aldiss is one of the most influential – and one of the best – SF writers Britain has ever produced.’ Iain M Banks
‘The best contemporary writer of science fiction.’ Guardian
‘One of our best novelists.’ William Boyd