Brian Aldiss

Pseudonyms

Peter Pica

The first and most recent editions of The Brightfount Diaries

Used for the fictionalised diary of a bookseller published in The Bookseller in 1954/1955. Faber & Faber published the pieces as Aldiss’s first book, The Brightfount Diaries, in 1955.
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 1 12th June, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 2 July 17, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 3 July 24th, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 4 August 7th, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 5 August 28th, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 6 September 4th, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 7 September 11th, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 8 September 18th, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 9 September 25th, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 10 October 2nd, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 11 October 16th, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 12 October 30th, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 13 November 6th, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 14 November 13th, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 15 November 20th, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 16 November 27th, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 17 December 11th, 1954 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 18 December 25th, 1954
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 19 January 1st, 1955 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 20 January 8th, 1955
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 21 February 12th, 1955 THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES: 22 March 4th, 1955

C.C. Shackleton

The two issues of Aldiss’s magazine SF Horizons

Two of these pieces were published in Aldiss’s own short-lived, but influential, critical magazine SF Horizons. Titbits was a mass-market, general interest magazine now long defunct. The Shackleton name was also used for articles and reviews in SF magazines in the 1960s.
“GIVE ME EXCESS OF IT, THAT SOMETHING SNAPS” SF Horizons 1, Spring 1964
“HOW ARE THEY ALL ON DENEB IV?” SF Horizons 2, Winter 1965
TWO MODERN MYTHS:
Reflection on Mars & Ultimate Construction
Titbits, (date) 1967
ULTIMATE CONSTRUCTION Best SF: 1967 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss, originally published as part of Two Modern Myths
THE GREATEST SAGA OF ALL TIME The Book of Mini-Sagas, 1985