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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.