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Aldiss, Brian Wilson

Born: 1925 AD
Currently alive, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors


1925 - Aldiss was born in East Dereham, Norfolk on August 18, 1925.


1943 - Joined the British Army particularly the Royal Signals regiment.


1955 - Won the competition by The Observer for short stories, the piece he entered in the contest is entitled "Not For An Age".


1958 - Voted as the Most Promising New Author at the World Science Fiction Convention.


1960 - Became a member and later elected President of the British Science Fiction Association.


1961 - Edited a short science fiction for the British paperback publisher Penguin Books entitled Penguin Science Fiction.


1962 - Became the Literary Editor of the Oxford Mail newspaper.


1964 - Together with Harry Harrison, they started the first journal of science fiction criticism, Science Fiction Horizons.


1974-1978 - Produced large collections of classic grand-scale science fiction namely: Space Opera, Space Odysseys, Galactic Empires, Evil Earths, and Perilous Planets.


1982-1985 - Wrote "The Helliconia Trilogy" which consists of Helliconia Spring, Helliconia Summer, Helliconia Winter.


1987 - Wrote the fiction book entitled Ruins.


1992 - Wrote the poem entitled Home Life With Cats.


1995 - Wrote the poems entitled, At The Caligula Hotel and Songs From The Steppes Of Central Asia.


2000 - Wrote the poem entitled A Plutonian Monologue on His Wife's Death.


2002 - Wrote the poems entitled, At a Bigger House and The Dark Sun Rises.


2005 - Receive the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire.


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