Biography of Brian Wilson Aldiss (1925-VVVV)

Narrator and English literary critic, born in 1925 in East Dereham (in the County of Norfolk). The transfer from home during his childhood (went to Devon when he/she was twelve years of age) and passing through many internees (who kept a lousy memory) negatively marked its first years of existence and caused its failure at school.

In 1943, he/she interrupted his studies to enlist in the British army, he/she served for four years in different destinations in the far East. When he/she left the military life, was employed in various occupations until, in 1954, was carried away by her innate literary vocation and managed to give to the press his directorial debut, a novel of science fiction that went unnoticed in the English cultural scene of the moment. However, a year later, when he/she earned his living as a seller of books in Oxford, he/she devoted himself to writing the diaries of Brightfount, work that earned him some popularity as a writer among his countrymen.

So, began to publish his literary collaborations in the magazine New Worlds, a publication directed by Ted Carnell and Michael Moorcock, specializing in science fiction writers and converted at the epicenter of this genre for much of the Decade of the 1960s. In the wake of the new formal and thematic guidelines were introduced in the genre, Brian Wilson Aldiss presented in New Worlds a series of works absolutely innovative, both by the presence of high doses of erotic content and innovative avant-garde in its formal construction techniques. This renewal of a genre that was in franca decline turned Aldiss into one of the best representatives of the English science-fiction.

Fame finally came when, in 1962, returned to the shelves of the bookstores with his novel greenhouse, awarded with the prestigious prize "Hugo". Subsequently, he/she expressed a fictitious and amazing attack from Kuwait to the Nations of Western Europe in his novel to uncovered (1969).

In the Decade of the 1970s, the thematic orientation of its narrative took a sudden turn to focus on the figure and the adventures of a central character, the young soldier Horatio Stubbs, in Burma. This stage of the production of Brian Wilson Aldiss novels, collected under the collective title of the saga of Horatio Stubss, gave way, in the next decade, on their return to the narrative of science fiction, in which now shone at higher altitudes than ever thanks to their epic trilogy entitled Helliconia (1982-1985), which recounted the story of an entire planetary system born in the heat of his fertile imagination. It was then when Aldiss will finally be recognized as the greatest representative of science fiction written in English-language, valued both for its powerful domain of the language of the genre by the freshness and novelty that contribute their innovations, among which stand out the large doses of humor expressed in his novels. In general, the force of his creative imagination - able to build and sustain entire universes - serves Aldiss to offer a disturbing vision of humanity, which in their stories is always threatened in their survival difficult. So, dumps in his fantastic ingredients exceed limited fictional space of all those strange and remote worlds to end up reflecting the main issues which cause anxiety among human beings from the origin of all time.

In his role as literary critic, devoted to the review and dissemination of science fiction, he/she has published numerous anthological shows of the genre and a comprehensive history of the same (one billion years, 1973). It has also stood by their brilliant reviews of hundreds of fantastic works, published in newspapers and literary supplements as prestigious as The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian and The Washington Post.