Finches of Mars
Published 06/06/13 Brian’s latest (and rumoured last) Science fiction novel is out today on Harper Collins subsidiary The Friday Project. Dedicated to his grandsons Finches of Mars follows a group of colonists and the problems they have in setting up a new society. Life can be sustained but new life will not prosper – the women on the planet only ever give birth to stillborn children. More on Finches of Mars here, order your copy here.
Brian reports that he has written two new novels: “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.” More updates coming soon.
Walcot is now published on Goldmark, Uppigham. At 500+ pages this may well be Brian’s longest novel yet! Aldiss says: “The most beautiful – and heavy – book I’ve ever had published. The history of the 20th century told through the experiences of one family.“
Colin Greenland had this to say in The Guardian: “Walcot, then, comes out as a sort of pageant, a chronicle of modern times with commentary from Aristotle – Steve is a lifelong devotee – and alternately jaundiced and cheerful reflections from Aldiss himself.“
There’s even a Deluxe Edition available over on the Goldman website.
Buy Walcot for £20 here.
“Aldiss’s poetry has been an integral part of his creative activity throughout his writing life and many of his poems have appeared in magazines and collections. Mortal Morning brings together a selection of his best and most representative poems, including those with a science fiction or metaphysical slant, deeply personal poems about family and loss, and poems of everyday life. A sequence of poems about artists and their work includes reflections on Gauguin’s Tahiti paintings, Kandinsky and Francis Bacon.” …Flambard Press
You can buy Mortal Morning on Amazon.