Brian Aldiss
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Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing’s Work

On the 29th November, with my partner, Alison Soskice, I was one of the many who attended the last rites of that darling writer, DORIS LESSING. The ceremony was held on the outskirts of London, conducted by a woman of the British Humanist Association. So no religion there, then. placemats”
I sat most of the time with Tom Mashler, once the head of Jonathan Cape and publisher of both Doris and me. Doris wrote five

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Doris Lessing RIP

Brian was lucky enough to count Doris Lessing as one of his friends. I asked him for comment on her passing and he had this to say:

She had a great sense of humour; I loved the woman…

We were good friends and I often went round to her place until she fell ill.

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World Fantasy Con Visit #WFC13, Brighton – SF Genre Magazines

Brian is back in Brighton and back in his old stomping ground – the Metropole Hotel – for the World Fantasy Convention this weekend. His visit kicked off with a panel discussing the demise of the genre magazine. He was joined by equally greyed hair co-panellists Robert K Weiner, publisher of illustrated horror, William F Nolan, author of Logan’s Run, Malcolm Edwards of Orion & subsidiary Gollancz & founder of Interzone Magazine, and moderator Gordon Van Gelder, editor & publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine (first published 1949).

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