Brian Aldiss

Non-Stop

       

Publisher’s Blurb
Here is an adventure story complete with such traditional ingredients as a lost tribe, sinister traces of a mighty former civilisation, and a hero, Roy Complain, who, purged by peril, comes eventually to find himself. But these classic ingredients have undergone a romantic metamorphosis: no tribe has ever been more thoroughly lost than the Greene tribe, and when Roy Complain and Priest Marapper set our for the fabled region called Forwards, they are heading for a series of shocks which will surprise the most hardened reader. For this is science fiction at its best, a realm where the logical happening is the unexpected one.

Brian Says

The author’s first SF novel, immediately well received. Where are Roy Complain, Marapper and the rest of the Greene tribe? Well, they are tunnelling through hydroponic entanglements in a vast starship; so many human generations have passed that the ship itself has become their world. And where in the universe is the Starship? Many revelations follow, seen through the eyes of Complain.

FIRST EDITION: Faber & Faber, 1958ITION: Jonathan Cape, 1980

1. Faber & Faber, London, 1958 – reissued 1965, 1967 Hardcover
2. as: Starship, Criterion Books, New York, 1959. With unauthorized cuts from Aldiss’ original text. Hardcover
3. as: Croisière sans Escale, Denoël, Paris, 1959 Paperback
4. Science Fiction Book Club, London, 1960 Hardcover
5. Digit Books, London, 1960 Paperback
6. as: Starship, Signet Books, New York: 1960 – reprinted 1963 Paperback
7. as: Viaggio Senza Fine, Ponzont, Milan, 1963 Paperback
8. as: Ladja Med Zvezdami, Zivljenje an Tehmka, Ljubljana, Slovenija, 1966 Paperback
9. Steen Hasselbalchs, Kobenhavn, 1969 Paperback
10. as: Non-Stop. A. J. Luitingh, Amsterdam: 1969 Paperback
11. as: Viaje sin Término, in Ciencia Ficciôn Inglesa, Aigular, Madrid, 1968 Paperback
12. Avon, New York, 1969 – seven printings by 1980 Paperback
13. as: Fahrt ohne Ende, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, Munchen, 1970 Paperback
14. as: Amig Vilag a Vilag, Tanscics, Budapest, 1970 Hardcover
15. in: Brian Aldiss Omnibus (2), Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1971 Hardcover
16. as: Non-Stop, Gyldendal Norsk, Oslo, 1973 Paperback
17. as: Non-Stop, Iskry, Warsaw, 1975 Paperback
18. Am Oved, Tel Aviv, 1977 Paperback
19. Pan Books, London, 1976 – reprinted 1977 Paperback
20. as: Non-Stop, Delta, Stockholm, 1976 Paperback
21. Odeon, Prague, 1979 – reprinted 1989 Paperback
22. as: La Nave Estelar, Edhasa, Barcelona, 1978 Paperback
23. as: La Nave Estelar, Editorial Sudameracana, Buenos Aires, 1979 Paperback
24. as: Die Unendlich Reise, Bergisch Gladbach: Bastea Lübbe, 1984 Paperback
25. as: Nave-Mundo, Livros do Brasal, Lisboa, 1985 Paperback
26. Grafton, London, 1987 Paperback
27. Carroll & Graf, New York, 1989 Paperback