"Civilization is the distance that man has placed between himself and his own excreta"
At Least, that's what Master Space Explorer Ainson thought! That was before man stumbled unexpectendly on an alien race. They looked at it rather differently. They beleived that civilization was the proximity of man to his own excreta.
It was Strange. Man could never communicate with the aliens. Yet, somehow, their ideas communicated themselves only to easily. In no time at all, Earth was devastated by a terrible conflict!
Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (1925-2017) was an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories. His byline reads either Brian W. Aldiss or simply Brian Aldiss, except for occasional pseudonyms during the mid-1960s.
Greatly influenced by science fiction pioneer H. G. Wells, Aldiss was a vice-president of the international H. G. Wells Society. He was (with Harry Harrison) co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group. Aldiss was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2000 and inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2004. He received two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and one John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He wrote the short story "Super-Toys ... (more)