Willis E. McNelly said. . . .

Aldiss has been one of SF’s pre-eminent critics for nearly three decades His early essays in British journals both explained and defined the New Wave of the 1960s and 1970s They also helped make the general British reading public aware of the fact that science fiction is considerably more than pulp writing — a genre with style, rules, substance, and form.

Willis E. McNelly in The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by James Gunn