Part of a VGSF relaunch of classic Aldiss titles, this book tells of the battle of humanity for survival against huge carnivorous plants and grotesque insect life. Brian Aldiss has won almost every prize in the international SF field, including the Hugo And Nebula Awards, and has also been voted... show more
Part of a VGSF relaunch of classic Aldiss titles, this book tells of the battle of humanity for survival against huge carnivorous plants and grotesque insect life. Brian Aldiss has won almost every prize in the international SF field, including the Hugo And Nebula Awards, and has also been voted "World's Best Contemporary Writer of Fiction" by the Australians. His most recent successes include the Helliconia trilogy and (with David Wingrove) "Trillion Year Spree: the History of Science Fiction".
Publish date: 1984-12-01
Publisher: Baen Books
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
A very strange book. It feels like, and may have been, written on drugs. It is set in the far future where humans have devolved into tiny green furred creatures. The world is now tidally locked with the sun, and one side is perpetual sunlight.The prose is prosaic but the images are hallucinatory. Th...
I seldom reread books because there are too many interesting unread books in the world to catch up with but some books just haunt me, demanding to be reread because I have forgotten too many details. I was walking around in a lush garden and I was reminded of this book and felt the need to reread it...
Sci-fi fantasy read by Gareth ThomasBroadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 12:30am Sunday 14th March 2010Categories:Drama, SciFi & Fantasy
How did this win a Hugo? Was there no other competition? The prose in this book was rambling and the direction of the story was....Well, there was no direction to the story. It introduced some weird possible animals bur for all intents and purposes, this book was a flop!
Hallucinatory 60s novel, possibly written on drugs, which depicts a far-future Earth in which humans have evolved into tiny creatures who live in a giant forest that covers the globe. Oh, and there are spider-webs that stretch up to the moon... a sort of biological space elevator. Read the book to f...
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