Best SF Stories of Brian W Aldiss

  • by Brian Aldiss
  • Narrated by Arthur Blake
  • 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A selection of 22 best science-fiction stories chosen by the author himself and representative of the full range of his 30-year career.
The collection covers a wide range, from the day after tomorrow to the distant future, and from our own front doorstep to the farthest corners of the galaxy. Behind the idea of each story is the human factor that gives the story its meaning.
Brian Wilson Aldiss is one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards, he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition. Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots, and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 1999. Brian Aldiss recently celebrated his 80th birthday and is still writing, to ardent applause.


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Customer Reviews

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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Highly recommend it,but I am bias. A big B.W.A. fan. Includes the short story

Who was your favorite character and why?

The robot teddy, of course. Creepy!

What about Arthur Blake’s performance did you like?

Fantastic. Great intonations and humorous delivery of character dialogue.

Was Best SF Stories of Brian W Aldiss worth the listening time?

Yes.Very much.

Any additional comments?

The only disappointment and what I think spoiled a great listen was the audible page turning, plus hearing another muffled reading from what seemed another room at times.

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- William

Uneven quality of tales

What did you like best about Best SF Stories of Brian W Aldiss? What did you like least?

His tales cover a large of themes inside general scifi.

What did you like best about this story?

The author has great moments of humour.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Mr. Arthur Blake does not have a good rhythm and diction; sometimes, it's possible hear him swallowing and turning pages.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios