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Billion year spree

Brian W. Aldiss

Billion year spree

a true history of science fiction.

by Brian W. Aldiss

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Published by Shocken in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprint of the ed. published by Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y., 1973.

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Open LibraryOL14797548M

A part of the 'Corgi SF Collector's Library': Synopsis: 'Billion Year Spree' is a comprehensive history of science fiction by Brian Aldiss, one of the genre's leading authors. From early works such as H G Wells's 'War Of The Worlds' to Kubrick's film of '', SF has encompassed prediction, escapism, satire, social fiction, surrealism and.   Aldiss researched and wrote the first version of his history, ‘Billion Year Spree’, in the 70s. It is hard to understand otherwise the furore that greeted the early works yar Abe Merritt, Lovecraft, and Otis Adelbert Kline.

The Origins of the Species: Mary Shelley Brian Aldiss Chapter 1 of Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, ) {7} The gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present Percy Bysshe Shelley: The Defence of Poetry "The stars shone at intervals, as the clouds passed over them; the dark pines rose before me, and every here . I wrote Billion Year Spree, and that was to talk about the earlier things, including of course, Mary Shelley's Shelley had the misfortune, when she was a baby, to have her mother die almost directly after birth. Now, I've always thought that the doctor had dirty, unwashed hands, and that was what killed the mother.

Title: Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction You are not logged in. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed. Yet curiously enough Billion Year Spree is the first comprehensive history of the subject to be published. Aldiss, himself a past master at the genre, shows how sf was born in , in the very heart of the English Romantic Movement, when Mary Godwin Shelley wrote Frankenstein Or, The Modern Prometheus.


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Billion Year Spree book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Billion Year Spree - Criticism, Science Fiction - [ - ] Billion Year Spree by Brian W.

Aldiss - subtitles The True History of Science Fiction - is one of the seminal books of science-fiction criticism and still a valuable source of insightful observations about the field.5/5(6). I previously read "Billion Year Spree" (published ) and enjoyed it. This book is a revision of the first one and an extension of it to the early 80's.

It was fun to see what Brian Aldiss thought were the up and comers - some of them are still around (Sterling, Bear, Gibson) and a few of them I'd never heard of (Richard Cowper, Rudy Rucker)/5. This is a considerably updated version of The Billion Year Spree, adding material covering the significant science fiction published between the time of that book's publication in and this one in The current edition also has a very short addendum that brings the book up to Cited by: 2 books -- SCIENCE FICTION: WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.

+ Billion Year Spree: History of Science Fiction. by Aldiss, Brian + LUNDWALL, SAM J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A revised and enlarged version of Billion Year Spree.

Much had happened in the SF world between and The greate expansion of interest is reflected in the extended length of Trillion,words long, against Billion’swords. This was the first book to go through Margaret Aldiss’s Olivetti word processor.

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[Brian W Aldiss] -- "Discusses the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucian, H.G. Wells, John W. Campbell, and others from Victorian times to the present." Get this from a library.

Billion year spree: the history of science fiction. [Brian W Aldiss] -- Discusses the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucian, H.G. Wells, John W. Campbell, and others from Victorian times to the present. Starting with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and ending with the arrival of cyberpunk, Trillion Year Spree is an attempt to outline the history of science fiction, or, in the author’s words, “to provide a countour map without surveying every tree.

” Organized ever-so-roughly in chronological order, Aldiss and Wingrove take the reader through the development. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Trillion year spree by Brian W.

Aldiss,Atheneum edition, in English - 1st American by: Click to read more about Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction by Brian W. Aldiss. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(2). I first read Billion Year Spree by mistake. It was the mids, and I was working a shift at my local public library.

The pay was low, but the company was good and I managed to get first pick of the new science fiction novels as they arrived. This is an updated and greatly expanded version of Aldiss's highly respected Billion Year Spree (). The first ten chapters remain the same, with six new chapters added.

Aldiss considers Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as the first modern science fiction story and contends that all current science fiction has inherited its literary form from 3/5(1). 'Billion Year Spree' begins at the very birth of SF, with Mary Godwin Shelley's creation 'Frankenstein' or, 'The Modern Prometheus', and studies the growth and development of the media to its present successful position in contemporary literature: (original cost £).

Seller Inventory # Brian W. Aldiss is among the most versatile of contemporary science-fiction authors. He is also knowledgeable about the genre, having published in the highly regarded study Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction (later updated and published as Trillion Year Spree).4/5(1).

Bibliography: p. [] Billion year spree; the true history of science fiction Item PreviewPages: In his introduction to Billion Year Spree, Aldiss mused, “Possibly this book will help further the day when writers who invent whole worlds are as highly valued as those who re-create the rise and fall of a movie magnate or the breaking of two hearts in a bedsitter.

The invented universe, the invented time, are often so much closer to us than. Trillion Year Spree: History of Science Fiction: : Aldiss, Brian, Wingrove, David: Books/5(7).

Brian Aldiss - More on "Billion Year Spree" (66/79) Web of Stories - Life Stories of Remarkable People. I insist that you publish this .This is an update of Aldiss’ Billion Year Spree with David Wingrove now along for the ride.

Although this book is by two authors, I’ll be lazy and use “Aldiss” and singular pronouns to .