Brian Aldiss

Galactic Empires

Publisher’s Blurb
Galactic Empires represent a promiscuous liaison between Astronomy and Glamour, with Glamour generally in the ascendant.
Galactic Empires are the spectaculars of the science fiction field.
This monster two-volume anthology contains twenty-six stories which between them cover many of the dimensions of the galactic empire, its origins, laws, mores, educational systems, and traditions. Not forgetting its inhabitants of every shape and colour. Not forgetting wither the natural quirks of the universe in which they all live.

FIRST EDITION: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976