Brian Aldiss

Somewhere East of Life

   

Publisher’s Blurb
Having abandoned Britain to its recession, architectural historian Roy Burnell operates out of Germany, attempting to hold the world together culturally. Moving around the more outrageous parts of the globe, his task is to list architectural gems threatened by war, history and human awfulness.

Such is man’s ingenuity, however, that Burnell’s mind is also threatened. Someone has stolen a chunk of his memory – ten years in fact. This chunk, and in particular the more salacious bits, such as his marriage to Stephanie, has been chopped up, recorded in e-mnemonicvision and sold to lovers of soft porn everywhere.

FIRST EDITION: Flamingo, 1994

1 Flamingo, London, 1994 Paperback
2 Éditions Métailié, Paris, France, 1999 Hardcover