Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss (1925 - 2017) was a playwright, poet, editor and prolific short story writer. He published over 75 books, including the novels Hothouse, The Interpreter, The Primal Urge, The Dark Light Years, The Billion Year Spree, The Helliconia Trilogy, Harm and most recently Walcot (2009). His awards include the Hugo (twice), the Nebula, the Prix Jules Verne (Sweden), the Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany), the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and three BSFA awards. Several of his books, including Frankenstein Unbound, have been adapted for the cinema, and his short story, ‘Supertoys Last All Summer Long’, was adapted by Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg and released as the film AI in 2001.

Anthologies featuring Brian Aldiss


Covering a century of writing that arguably saw all the major short forms emerge, from Hawthorne's 'Twice Told Tales' to Kafka's modernist nightmares, these essays offer new and unique inroads into classic texts, both for the literature student and aspiring writer.


British and Polish novelists join screenwriters, poets, computer engineers, and artists, to celebrate and explore Lem’s legacy through short stories and essays.

Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East

For all we think we know of the conflict and exoticism of the region, nothing opens more doors to what we don’t than its writing. Here, ten short stories by new and established writers have been selected and translated in English for the first time, to open just such a door…