The Twinkling of an Eye - The Brian Aldiss Collection (Paperback)Brian Aldiss (author)
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Writer, soldier, bookseller, father: Brian Aldiss has earned many titles in his life. In the Twinkling of an Eye is a candid, vivid and charming look at the stories behind this distinctive writer of fiction.
His life as a struggling novelist is unflinchingly laid bare. There are recollections of the beauty and freedoms of Sumatra, the camaraderie of the army and the sobriety of post-war England, bookselling in Oxford, marital breakdown and financial impoverishment. With insight and honesty, Aldiss delves into his role in the new wave of science fiction writing in the 1960s, and his friendships with his contemporaries: Anthony Storr, J. G. Ballard, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock and William Boyd.
This is Aldiss at his most-versatile, outspoken best.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 582
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm
`Aldiss is a magician' Sunday Times
`The titan of science fiction.' Telegraph
`Brian Aldiss is one of the most influential - and one of the best - SF writers Britain has ever produced.' Iain M Banks
`The best contemporary writer of science fiction.' Guardian
`One of the truly prophetic figures of the space age... the colossus of science fiction'
`Once again he demonstrates the power of his imagination.' Daily Mail
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