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New Arrivals, Old Encounters

(1979)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In this superb collection Brian Aldiss chooses the most fantastically original vantage points to observe the inspirations and triumphs, the shortcomings and disappointments of the human race. In 'A Space for Reflection', winning an unusual competition makes it possible for a young boy to explore the whole universe, but shows him that when he opens his mind to the entire galaxy, conclusions become impossible to reach. In 'Amen and Out', we step into the machine-dominated twenty-second century to find that the archaic human need for gods has been satisfied by battery-operated shrines and communicators. Unexpected, revealing and chilling - first rate Aldiss.

    

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Hardback Editions

1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: New Arrivals, Old Encounters
Author(s): Brian Wilson Aldiss
ISBN: 0-06-010055-9 / 978-0-06-010055-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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August 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: New Arrivals, Old Encounters
Author(s): Brian Aldiss
ISBN: 0-224-01681-4 / 978-0-224-01681-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: New Arrivals, Old Encounters
Author(s): Brian W Aldiss
ISBN: 0-7551-0080-8 / 978-0-7551-0080-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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April 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: New Arrivals, Old Encounters
Author(s): Brian Aldiss
ISBN: 0-380-56101-8 / 978-0-380-56101-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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August 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: New Arrivals, Old Encounters
Author(s): Brian Aldiss
ISBN: 0-586-05011-6 / 978-0-586-05011-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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