A selection of 22 best science-fiction stories chosen by the author himself and representative of the full range of his 30-year career.
The collection covers a wide range, from the day after tomorrow to the distant future, and from our own front doorstep to the farthest corners of the galaxy. Behind the idea of each story is the human factor that gives the story its meaning.
Brian Wilson Aldiss is one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards, he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition. Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots, and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 1999. Brian Aldiss recently celebrated his 80th birthday and is still writing, to ardent applause.
©1988 Brian Aldiss; (P)2009 Audible Ltd
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Highly recommend it,but I am bias. A big B.W.A. fan. Includes the short story
The robot teddy, of course. Creepy!
Fantastic. Great intonations and humorous delivery of character dialogue.
The only disappointment and what I think spoiled a great listen was the audible page turning, plus hearing another muffled reading from what seemed another room at times.
"Uneven quality of tales"
His tales cover a large of themes inside general scifi.
The author has great moments of humour.
Mr. Arthur Blake does not have a good rhythm and diction; sometimes, it's possible hear him swallowing and turning pages.
"Not a winner for me."
I am a Alissa fan. However, this is not his best work. Also the narrators voice bored me to the point of deleting the book before I was half through it.
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