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Brian Aldiss

Brian Wilson Aldiss, a British writer, anthologist, and critic, published his first book, "The Brightfount Diaries", in 1955. That same year he won his first literary award for his short story "Not For an Age." The most popular science fiction writer of the United Kingdom in the late twentieth century, he is famous for his style, imagery, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick
The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick Himself, author of 'Supertoys Last All Summer Long'
(2007)
The War of the Worlds: Great Books
The War of the Worlds: Great Books Science Fiction Writer
(1994)

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 2005 Brothers of the Head (novel)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long")
 1990 Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (novel - as Brian W. Aldiss)
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Fiction: "Supertoys - What Fun To Be Reborn", "Playboy" (USA), p.98+178-182. See more »

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Brian W. Aldiss
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[on working with Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg on A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)] Kubrick was obsessed by Pinocchio. He wanted David to become a real boy. I thought that was skyfire -- I didn't think that was science-fiction. I don't know what you think of my career; I don't know what I think of it myself. But I'm certainly the only guy that sold short stories to both Kubrick and ... See more »

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After being drafted by the British Army in 1943 to serve during World War II, he joined the Royal Corps of Signals. In 1944, he transferred to serve in India, Assam, Burma, Sumatra, Singapore, and Hong Kong, experiences that later provided great material for his books and stories. See more »

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