The Moment of Eclipseby Brian Aldiss
British Science Fiction Award winner 1971.
THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE...
...and here Brian Aldiss proves it brilliantly in fourteen stories of devastating power. From outrageous satire to haunting fantasy, the renowned author of such science fiction classics as GREYBEARD, HOTHOUSE and the epic HELLICONIA TRILOGY displays his unmatched talent for creating tales that illuminate times-to-come with the disconcerting intensity of a cobalt bomb's heat-flash...
- The Moment of Eclipse
- The Day We Embarked for Cythera
- Orgy of the Living and the Dying
- Super-Toys Last All Summer Long
- The Village Swindler
- Down the Up Escalation
- That Uncomfortable Pause Between Life and Art...
- Heresies of the Huge God
- The Circulation of the Blood...
- ...And the Stagnation of the Heart
- The Worm That Flies
- Working in the Spaceship Yards
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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 Last All Summer Long" (1969), the basis for the Stanley Kubrick-developed Steven Spielberg film A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). Aldiss was associated with the British New Wave of science fiction.