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Riassunto: In a small provincial city, Peter lives with his long-suffering Aunt Anne and his eccentric Uncle Leo, and works in a bookshop called Brightfount’s, which he describes as a ‘shabby outpost of literacy’. Cutting the apron strings, he moves into a bed-sit and composes these witty diaries, in which he includes amusing remarks about publishers, authors, booksellers and customers, a revelation about his dotty uncle, and his efforts to find ‘a suitable girl’.
L'autore: Brian Wilson Aldiss was born in East Dareham, Norfolk, in 1925 and has written over 40 novels and over 300 short stories, making him one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He worked as a Bookseller in Oxford between 1947 and 1956 during which he wrote his first novel The Brightfount Diaries. His first work of science fiction was Non-Stop (1958) and he won the Most Promising New Author award at the SF convention the following year. At this time his work was characterised by innovative literary techniques and a high sexual content.
In 1962 Hothouse won a Hugo award given by the World Science Fiction Society and in the seventies he explored the experiences of a young soldier in The Horatio Stubbs Saga novels. With Frankenstein Unbound and Moreau’s Other Island he paid tribute to two founders of SF - Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells. By the time of the release of the well received Hellinconia sequence he had become one of the most prominent British SF writers rivalling such fellow authors as J.G.Ballard and Michael Moorcock
Since 1961 Aldiss has edited anthologies including SF Horizons and has regularly reviewed for the TLS as well as numerous newspapers. Other works include a history of SF, Billion Year Spree, an autobiography Twinkling of an Eye and some poetry. In 1999 he became A Grand Master at the Nebula awards given by the SF and Fantasy Writers Guild for his lifetime achievements in SF writing.
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Descrizione libro House of Stratus, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria 1729338
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Descrizione libro House of Stratus Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria 2627827339
Descrizione libro House of Stratus Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-159-94-9676709
Descrizione libro House of Stratus, London, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. Reprint. SIGNED. 171pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Red, black, and white printed casebound wraps. Inscribed by the author on the title page. The inscription states, "Dear___. This modern reprint is really a message from the past- my past at that! Regards regardless, Brian, 2001.". Codice libro della libreria 48677
Descrizione libro House of Stratus Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0755100549
Descrizione libro House of Stratus Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0755100549