Brian Aldiss

Forgotten Life

Publisher’s Blurb

Spanning fifty years and three continents – from pre-war Suffolk, to the Far East in the 1940s, to Oxford and America in the present day – Forgotten Life is a novel of immense scope, encompassing comedy and tragedy, joy and grief, as its three main characters try to work out the most difficult problem of all – the meaning of their own lives.
This major contemporary novel is the most profound and extraordinary work yet from the prolific and inventive Brian Aldiss.
Brian Says
This novel, which in retrospect can be seen to have a similar ground plan to Non-Stop, written thirty years earlier, was more warmly received than any other Aldiss novel, not simply by its reviewers but by readers.

FIRST EDITION: Victor Gollancz, 1988