In October 1987 Brian Aldiss took to the road with a theatrical selection of his best stories and fantastic, mind wrenching speculations. The critic in Matrix called SCIENCE FICTION BLUES ‘possibly the best piece of SF theatre I’ve seen’. And in his Introduction to this books Robert Holdstock recalls ‘an evening of splendidly visual special effects’ all done by words that ‘managed to indulge all the sense, all the moods . . . . The feeling was one of something very special’.
Aldiss and Hatherley’s first book under the Avernus imprint commemorates dramatic evenings on stage. Publication was timed to coincide with the 1988 World Fantasy Convention, at which an abridged version of the programme was performed. This is a very happy book, with photographs of the performers.
FIRST EDITION: Avernus, 1988