Collection: Brian Aldiss

Poet, playwright, critic, fiction and science-fiction writer Brian W. Aldiss was born on 18 August 1925 in Dereham, Norfolk, and is the author of more than 75 books. He is also vice-president of the H. G. Wells Society, and has been greatly influenced by his work. He lives in Oxford and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for Services to Literature.

Aldiss’ works have been influential themselves: his short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long inspired Kubrick and Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Aldiss is also the recipient of numerous international awards for writing including a Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany) and a Prix Jules Verne (Sweden).