In his new collection of stories – a genre in which he is a past master – Brian Aldiss is at his dazzling best. Set in the present, the near future, the distant future, in this country, abroad, Elsewhere, they are all entertaining and disturbing, resonating in the memory and the imagination.
In Barefoot in the Head and The Hand-Reared Boy Brian Aldiss has demonstrated his range and versatility. The Moment of Eclipse is proof – if proof were needed – that his command of what might perhaps be called his home territory is as sure and confident as ever.
A collection selected to display Aldiss’s work of the late sixties, stories which best demonstrated both the contradictions of the present day and the new directions the author was taking.
FIRST EDITION: Faber & Faber, 197