Award-winning SF author Brian Aldiss ventures into new territory with this, his first, full-length poetry collection. Named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2000, Aldiss authored The Saliva Tree, the Helliconia series, Trillion Year Spree, and Jocasta books beloved to SF lovers everywhere. Three of his works have been adapted to the big screen, including Spielberg's 2001 film AI: Artificial Intelligence. Whether you're a current or potential Aldiss fan, you'll enjoy the range, vigor and intimate self-portrait of these poems. This self-revealing volume allows readers to: - ramble through a Martian desert and other fantastic realms - visit the Kremlin, Ulan Bator, a European cafe - get a glimpse of Aldiss' personal life - live through the eyes of a volcano - witness the terror of war and creation of the world Published here for the first time, on an exclusive basis, is Aldiss' new short story, "Mortistan." Experience a different side of Brian Aldiss in this volume soon to be a collectors' item!
March 2008 : USA Paperback