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Brian W. Aldiss
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My wife Margaret and I sold our house to Sir Roger Penrose
and his wife. Roger Penrose is basically a mathematician. He held a position at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford, but also he's so multi-talented, so curious, such a quick brain, that he's mastered a number of other fields. Cosmology, for instance. And then this glorious subject of human consciousness. Talking to Roger, I found we both...
In his critical history of the field, "Billion Year Spree" (1973)--revised as "Trillion Year Spree" in 1986--Aldiss argued that Mary Shelley
deserves to be considered the first true science-fiction writer.