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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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 2005 Brothers of the Head (novel)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long")
 1990 Frankenstein Unbound (novel - as Brian W. Aldiss)
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 2009 Crawlspace (Short)
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 2014 The Real History of Science Fiction (TV Mini-Series documentary) (pre-production)
- Robots (2014) ... Himself
 2011 The Ultimate Survivor (Documentary)
 2009 Timeshift (TV Series documentary)
- Machine Men (2009) ... Herself
 2007 The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick (Video documentary short)
Himself, author of 'Supertoys Last All Summer Long'
 2007 Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. the Film (Video documentary short)
Himself, author of 'Supertoys Last All Summer Long'
 2006 The Martians and Us (TV Series documentary)
- The End of the World as We Know It (2006) ... Himself
- From Apes to Aliens (2006) ... Himself
 2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (Documentary)
 2000 On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Natural History of an Alien (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary)
Himself (author)
 1994 The War of the Worlds: Great Books (Video documentary)
Science Fiction Writer
 1994 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
- Philip K Dick: A Day in the Afterlife (1994) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1993 Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Everyman (TV Series documentary)
- The True Story of Frankenstein (1986) ... Himself
 1973 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Last Orders". See more »

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2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brian W. Aldiss

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Science-fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts. See more »


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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