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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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

SUPER-TOYS LAST ALL SUMMER LONG

MAN IN HIS TIME, THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION STORIES OF BRIAN W. ALDISS
22 stories of which I really liked seven and the rest not at all. The book is copyrighted 1988 and covers stories from 1955 to 1986. I am a big fan of the older well written stories, but have never been a fan of the stories, from most writers, from the 60's and 70's. In the fifties authors wrote about space travel and living on other worlds. In the sixties and seventies, the writing turns to drugs, and psychedelic musings, which I'm not groovy with. In the fifties, things happen. In the sixties it is all in your head. It was a fad thing.

WHO CAN REPLACE A MAN
My favorites were Outside, The Failed Men, All The World's Tears, Poor Little Warrior, Who Can Replace A Man, The Girl And The Robot With Flowers and Super-Toys Last All Summer Long.

I SAY IT'S TRUE AND I DON'T TALK IDOL
This was actually worth a credit to me, since I have the ability to skip stories once I realize, I am not a fan.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Book Details

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