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Harm (from the author's own library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Duckworth: London.: 2007.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45200

ISBN: 0715636995

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed to the front free endpaper, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''.''a dystopian tale of repression and political paranoia, set in a very near-future UK where an innocent British Muslim or ex-M... View more info

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Starswarm (from the author's own library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Gregg Press: Boston.: 1978.

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45154

ISBN: 0839824084

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for creasing to the top corners of about 20 pages.


Short stories, first published in the UK in 1963 as THE AIRS OF EARTH, then, with textual changes, in the US a year later as a paperback original with a new title STARSWARM. New 12-page introduction by Joseph Milicia. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed to the front pastedown, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death ... View more info

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The Saliva Tree And Other Strange Growths (a copy from the author's library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Gregg Press: Boston.: 1981.

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45097

ISBN: 0839825668

Condition: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket.


SF stories, first published by Faber in 1966. With a new eight-page introduction by Peter Nicholls. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed to the rear pastedown, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''. View more info

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Cracken At Critical: A Novel In Three Parts (signed/slipcased, from the author's library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Kerosina: Worcester Park.: 1987.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 45106

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket and slipcase (as new).


SF novel: published the same year in the US as THE YEAR BEFORE YESTERDAY: this Kerosina edition is significantly different from that edition, being revised and expanded, and is the authors preferred text. LIMITED EDITION: from a total printing of 276 copies signed by the author and slipcased (of which 26 were bound in leather and lettered)), this is one of 250 numbered copies. All 276 copies were slipcased with an additional hardcover book ''The Magic Of The Past''. ... View more info

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Farewell To A Child.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Priapus Press: Hertfordshire.: 1982.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 05833

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


16 pages: short poem. 350 copies printed. View more info

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My Country 'Tis Not Only Of Thee: A Story Of The World After The Vietnam War.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Privately printed by the author.: 1986.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 12438

Condition: Fine (as new) copy but for a little rusting to staples.


28 page short story, printed for the Aldiss Appreciation Society. Limited to 100 signed copies (though this copy - like most - has not been signed). View more info

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Seasons In Flight.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 07299

ISBN: 0224022717

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Collects ten sf stories. View more info

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Excommunication.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Postcard Partnership: London.: 1975.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 09670

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Original short short story (and a good one too!) printed as one of a series of postcards, the series edited (I think) by George Hay. View more info

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The Interpreter.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Brown, Watson Ltd/Digit Books: London.: 1961.

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 39175

Condition: Ink scribble on front cover, page edges browing, a VG+ copy.


SF novel. Title change: published as half of an Ace Double in 1960 as BOWN DOWN TO NUL (Ace D-441). Digit 506. Uncommon UK paperback (the 1963 Digit reprint - with different cover art - is equally uncommon). View more info

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A Romance Of The Equator.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: BSFG: Birmingham.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 03464

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Short sf story published by The Birmingham Science Fiction Group on the occasion of Novacon 10, November 1980 to commemorate his appearance as Guest Of Honour. 550 numbered copies. View more info

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Summer 1773.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Bellevue Press: NY.: 1976.

Edition: First edition.

Seller ID: 32904

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Short poem printed as a postcard: part of a series of poems by various sf writers edited by Jack Dann and issued by the The Bellevue Press in the 1970's. Nine postcards were issued in total, the authors were Ursula K. Le Guin (two poems), Thomas Disch, Michael Bishop. Sonya Dorman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Brian W. Aldiss, and Jack Dann (two poems). View more info

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The Detached Retina: Aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy (a copy from his library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Liverpool University Press.: 1995.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45105

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


224 pages: collects 23 essays plus index. Uncommon hardcover issue. This copy is from Brian Aldiss's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed on the rear pastedown, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''. View more info

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Forgotten Life.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 04454

ISBN: 0575043695

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Mainstream novel. With separate publisher's publicity pack in card folder. View more info

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Bodily Functions (signed by the author)..

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Avernus: London.: 1991.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 32878

ISBN: 187150306X

Condition: Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with edge wear and some rubbing to the (blue) dustjacket.


Collects four stories, two poems and a letter to Sam J. Lundwall (on the subject of bowel movement). Very limited hardcover, just one hundred copies printed, as stated: ''This book is printed for a private celebration, the birthday of a friend. It is limited to 100 copies''. THIS COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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The Twinkling Of An Eye or, My Life As An Englishman (inscribed by the author).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 05976

ISBN: 0316647063

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of spine edge wear.


Autobiography, with index: 484 pages.Autobiography. View more info

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Bury My Heart At W. H. Smith's: A Writing Life (signed/limited).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Avernus: London.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 00832

ISBN: 1871503043

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Autobiography. LIMITED EDITION. 250 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author: this special edition contains six extra chapters not found in the Hodder trade edition, and also a ''unique memento'' of the author's writing career, in a card pocket affixed to the rear pastedown. View more info

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An Island Called Moreau (inscribed & dated by the author).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: NY.: 1981.

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 23313

ISBN: 0671254537

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for just a little wear along the top edge of the front panel.


SF novel. Title change: issued earlier in Britain as MOREAU'S OTHER ISLAND (1980). INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/''To - , all the best, Brian W. Aldiss, Metropole '82''.''plays fruitfully with themes from H.G. Wells: during a nuclear war a US official discovers that bioengineering experiments performed on a deserted island are a secret project run by his own department'' (David Pringle & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF). View more info

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Item Eighty-Three: Brian W. Aldiss: A Bibliography 1954-1972.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Nd (1973).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 03389

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Bibliographical checklist of fiction, nonfiction and edited works, compiled by Margaret Aldiss: revised and updated edition of the earlier 'Item 43'. Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 266. View more info

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Dracula Unbound.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Grafton Books: London.: 1991.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 00685

ISBN: 0246137738

Condition: Some browning along page edges, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Time-travel vampire novel with Bram Stoker as a protagonist.''in the barren dust of the far future, the sun leaks energy in a darkening sky and the only remaining humans are imprisoned by spectral, bloodthirsty beings. Back in the brilliant Utah sunlight of 1999, two ancient graves yield evidence that a species of human coexisted with the dinosaurs . . . linking these scenarios is impetuous inventor Joe Bodenland, who has just created a machine that manipulates t... View more info

Image for A Is For Brian: A 65th Birthday Present For Brian W. Aldiss From His Family, Friends, Colleagues and Admirers (signed by Aldiss).

A Is For Brian: A 65th Birthday Present For Brian W. Aldiss From His Family, Friends, Colleagues and Admirers (signed by Aldiss).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Avernus: London.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 00162

ISBN: 1871503051

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


128 pages. Contributions from Kingsley Amis, J. G. Ballard, Ken Campbell, Harry Harrison, Robert Holdstock, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock, Christopher Priest, Kit Reed, Robert Silverberg and many others. SIGNED BY BRIAN W. ALDISS. View more info

Image for Cracken At Critical: A Novel In Three Parts (26-copy leatherbound lettered ''A'', from the autho's library).

Cracken At Critical: A Novel In Three Parts (26-copy leatherbound lettered ''A'', from the autho's library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Kerosina: Worcester Park.: 1987.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 21471

ISBN: 0948893117

Condition: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket in fine slipcase (as new).


SF novel: published the same year in the US as THE YEAR BEFORE YESTERDAY: this Kerosina edition is significantly different from that edition, being revised and expanded, and is the authors preferred text. 26-COPY LETTERED LEATHERBOUND EDITION: from a total printing of 276 copies signed by the author and slipcased (of which 250 were regularly bound and numbered), this is one of 26 lettered leatherbound copies. All 276 copies were slipcased with an additional hardcover ... View more info

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Avernus Presents Science Fiction Blues With Brian Aldiss.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Avernus: London.: 1987.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 14165

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Collector's programme: 12 pages. Includes three unpublished short stories. View more info

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Jocasta: ''Wife And Mother'' (a copy from the author's library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: The Rose Press: London.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15046

ISBN: 0954827708

Condition: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).


Historical fantasy in ancient Thebes, ''which retells Sophocles's Oedipus Rex through the eyes of his knowing, vigorous, doom-haunted wife''. LIMITED EDITION: 750 unsigned numbered copies printed: note: the signature of the author found on the limitation page is a facsimile. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed at the rear of the book, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss,... View more info

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The Hand-Reared Boy (signed by the author).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London.: 1970.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 03889

ISBN: 0297179608

Condition: Spine lean, page edges a little browned, a G/VG copy.


Mainstream rite-of-passage novel (partly-autobiographical?), first in the Horatio Stubbs trilogy: followed by A Rude Awakening and A Soldier Erect. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.''the 1970s also saw the author beginning to publish non-sf fictions more substantial than his previous two, The Brightfount Diaries and The Male Response). He gained his first bestseller and some notoriety with THE HAND-REARED BOY (1970). This, with its two sequels, A Soldier Erect (1971) and A ... View more info

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This World And Nearer Ones: Essays Exploring The Familiar.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10182

ISBN: 029777655X

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


262 pages: includes essays on Philip K. Dick, James Blish, Robert Sheckley, Jules Verne, Kurt Vonnegut, and Josef Nesvadba. View more info

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The Detached Retina: Aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy (a copy from his library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Liverpool University Press.: 1995.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 06451

ISBN: 0853232997

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


224 pages: collects 23 essays plus index. This copy is from Brian Aldiss's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed at the back of the book, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''. View more info

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Trillion Year Spree: The History Of Science Fiction (26 lettered/slipcased).

By: Aldiss, Brian W. (& David Wingrove)

Price: £195.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1986.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 03419

ISBN: 0575039426

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket and slipcase (as new).


506 pages. Greatly expanded and updated (mostly by Wingrove, I believe) from the earlier volume Billion Year Spree (1973, by Aldiss alone). Winner of a Hugo for best non-fiction. Contains a five-page introduction written by Aldiss exclusively for this slipcased edition. LIMITED EDITION: from a total printing of 126 copies (of which 100 were numbered), this is one of 26 lettered ''Presentation copies'' reserved for distribution by the authors. A couple of notes: the... View more info

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SF Horizons: Volumes 1 & 2 (from the author's own library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W. (& Harry Harrison, eds.)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: SF Horizons Ltd: Oxford.: 1964-1965.

Edition: First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45193

Condition: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).


Hardcover reprint of the two issues of this sf (non-fiction) magazine published in total (each 64 pages) - Spring 1964 and Winter 1965 (no. 1 and 2). Articles and book reviews by James Blish, C. S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, William S. Burroughs, editors Harrison & Aldiss, and others. A fine attempt to establish a popular magazine of SF comment and criticism. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed on the rear... View more info

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SF Horizons : A Magazine Of Criticism and Comment: no 1 and 2 (all published): the author's own copies.

By: Aldiss, Brian W. (& Harry Harrison, eds.)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: SF Horizons Ltd: Oxford.: 1964-1965.

Edition: First editions

Seller ID: 23012

Condition: Fine (unread) copies but for rusting to staples.


Two issues published in total (each 64 pages) - Spring 1964 and Winter 1965 (no. 1 and 2). Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Articles and book reviews by James Blish, C. S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, William S. Burroughs, editors Harrison & Aldiss, and others. A fine attempt to establish a popular magazine of SF comment and criticism. See Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, p. 841. These two copies is from the author's own library, with... View more info

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Brothers Of The Head (a copy from the author's library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W. (& Ian Pollock)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Pierrot: London.: 1977.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45100

ISBN: 0905310012

Condition: Almost fine copy.


Short, weird novel by Aldiss, illustrated in full colour throughout by artist Ian Pollock. In 2006 a (critically acclaimed) movie was made based on the book. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed to the first page, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Esta... View more info

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Pile, Petals From St. Klaed's Computer (signed/limited).

By: Aldiss, Brian W. (& Mike Wilks, illus.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 03211

ISBN: 022401739X

Condition: Fine copy in pictorial boards as issued without dustjacket (as new) but for some rubbing to rear (black) board.


Poem by Aldiss illustrated by illustrator Mike Wilks. 32 pages: each page has a near full-page b/w illustation by the artist (with two in colour). LIMITED EDITION: special bookplate signed by both author and artist: ''This bookplate has been specially produced to commemorate Seacon 79, the 37th Annual World Science Fiction Convention.'' View more info

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Science Fiction Art: Illustrations By Chris Foss, Introduction By Brian Aldiss.

By: Aldiss, Brian W. (ill by Chris Foss)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon: London.: 1976.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36260

ISBN: 0246109378

Condition: Almost fine copy, just a little bottom spine edge wear.


Very oversize (46cm x 29.5cm) slim portfolio containing ten colour plates by illustrator Chris Foss, with a two-page introduction by Brian W. Aldiss. Not to be confused with the Aldiss SCIENCE FICTION ART published by NEL a year earlier, which is a much more substantial (and varied) volume. This book is just a showcase for one artist. View more info

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Kindred Blood In Kensington Gore.

By: Aldiss, Brian W. (Philip K. Dick)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Avernus: London.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 07482

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Short play, subtitled 'Philip K. Dick In The Afterlife: An Imaginary Conversation'. 28-page booklet. View more info

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Overload.

By: Banks, Iain (& Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison & Bob Shaw)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: BSFG: Birmingham.: 1995.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 03468

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Collection of short fiction and poetry by Iain Banks, Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison and Bob Shaw, published by The Birmingham Science Fiction Group on the occasion of Novacon 25, November 1995 to commemorate their appearance as joint Guests Of Honour. Each author contributes an original short story (Harry Harrison's ''A Dog And His Boy'', had been originally intended for Harlan Ellison's still unpublished ''Last Dangerous Visions''), except for Ian Banks, who contribu... View more info