Brian W. Aldiss (1925-2017) was an English author of science fiction novels and short stories. Aldiss grew up reading the works of H.G. Wells, Robert Heinlein and eventually Philip K. Dick. Prior to becoming an author, he served in the Royal Signals in World War II (where he saw action). Following the war, he worked as a bookseller. During this time, he wrote short stories for a trade journal, which got the attention of an editor at Faber and Faber. His career was decorated with such awards and accolades as being named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, being inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award and one John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

Brian Aldiss debuted as a novelist in 1954 with the novel Starswarm. Below is a list of Brian Aldiss’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Horatio Stubbs Books

The Hand-Reared Boy (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Soldier Erect (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rude Awakening (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Squire Quartet Books

Life in the West (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forgotten Life (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remembrance Day (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Somewhere East Of Life (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Helliconia Books

Helliconia Spring (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Helliconia Summer (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Helliconia Winter (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Starswarm (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brightfount Diaries (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Non-Stop (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starship (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vanguard From Alpha (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bow Down to Nul (With: Manly Wade Wellman) (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hothouse (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Male Response (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Primal Urge (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Light Years (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greybeard (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earthworks (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cryptozoic! (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Report on Probability (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barefoot in the Head (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neanderthal Planet (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Frankenstein Unbound (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eighty-Minute Hour (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemies of the System (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moreau's Other Island (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Island Called Moreau (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales from the Planet Earth (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year Before Yesterday (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cracken at Critical (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sex and the Black Machine (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruins (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dracula Unbound (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Mars (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cretan Teat (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Super State (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Affairs At Hampden Ferrers (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jocasta (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sanity and the Lady (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harm (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walcot (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finches of Mars (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comfort Zone (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Malacia Tapestry (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Space, Time and Nathaniel (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Time Like Tomorrow (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Airs Of Earth (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saliva Tree (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Who Can Replace a Man? (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inner Landscape (With: Mervyn Peake,J. G. Ballard) (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inner Landscape (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Intangibles Inc. And Other Stories (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moment of Eclipse (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comic Inferno (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Equator (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brothers Of The Head (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Orders (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Arrivals, Old Encounters (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pile (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foreign Bodies (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farewell to a child (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seasons in Flight (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tupolev Too Far and Other Stories (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Of The Past (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Science Fiction Blues (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man in His Time (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Common Clay (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At the Caligula Hotel (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of This Book (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Supertoys Last All Summer Long and Other Stories of Future Time (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Sun Rises, The (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And Keep Moving On (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cultural Breaks (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Prehistory of Mind (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mortal Morning (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Invention of Happiness [hc] (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four For Fantasy (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Songs from the Steppes (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Short Stories: The 1950's (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Short Stories: The 1960's Part 1 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Short Stories: The 1960's Part 2 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Best SF Anthologies

(with Harry Harrison)

Best SF: 1967 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 1 (With: Harry Harrison) (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best SF: 1968 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 2 (With: Harry Harrison) (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best SF: 1969 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 3 (With: Harry Harrison) (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best SF: 1970 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 4 (With: Harry Harrison) (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best SF: 1971 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 5 (With: Harry Harrison) (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best SF: 1972 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 6 (With: Harry Harrison) (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best SF: 1973 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 7 (With: Harry Harrison) (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best SF: 1974 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 8 (With: Harry Harrison) (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best SF: 1975 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 9 (With: Harry Harrison) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Shape of Further Things (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Billion Year Spree (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell's Cartographers (With: Harry Harrison) (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Science Fiction Art (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This World and Nearer Ones (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And the Lurid Glare of the Comet/Articles and Autobiography (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pale Shadow of Science (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trillion Year Spree (With: David Wingrove) (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Detached Retina (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bury My Heart At W.H.Smith's (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home Life With Cats (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When The Feast Is Finished (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twinkling of an Eye or My Life as an Englishman (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Art After Apogee (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plutonian Monologue (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Starry Messenger (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Exile on Planet Earth (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twinkling of an Eye (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Nebula Awards Books

Nebula Awards 1 (By:Damon Knight) (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 2 (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 3 (By:Roger Zelazny) (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 4 (By:Karen Anderson) (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 5 (By:Alexei Panshin) (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 6 (By:Thomas D. Clareson) (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 7 (By:Theodore Sturgeon,Lloyd Biggle Jr.) (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 8 (By:Isaac Asimov) (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 9 (By:Kate Wilhelm) (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 10 (By:James Gunn) (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 11 (By:Craig Kee Strete) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 12 (By:Gordon R. Dickson) (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 14 (By:Robin Malkin) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 15 (By:Frank Herbert) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 16 (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 17 (By:Joe Haldeman) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 18 (By:Bruce Sterling) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 19 (By:Marta Randall) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 20 (By:George Zebrowski) (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 21 (By:George Zebrowski) (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 22 (By:George Zebrowski) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 23 (By:Michael Bishop) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 24 (By:Michael Bishop) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 25 (By:Michael Bishop) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 26 (By:James K. Morrow) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 27 (By:James K. Morrow) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 28 (By:James K. Morrow) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 29 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 30 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards31 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 33 (By:Connie Willis,Jane Yolen,Jerry Oltion,Nancy Kress) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 34 (2000) (By:Gregory Benford) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 35 (2001) (By:Daniel Keyes) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 36 (2002) (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 37 (2003) (By:Nancy Kress) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 38 (2004) (By:Vonda N. McIntyre) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 39 (2005) (By:Ruth Berman) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 40 (2006) (By:ChristopherRowe) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 41 (2007) (By:Mike Resnick) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 42 (2008) (By:Ben Bova,Ruth Berman) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 43 (2009) (By:Ellen Datlow) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 44 (2010) (By:Bill Fawcett) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 45 (2011) (By:Kevin J. Anderson) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 46 (2012) (By:John Kessel) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 47 (2013) (By:Catherine Asaro) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 48 (2014) (By:Kij Johnson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 49 (2015) (By:Greg Bear) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 50 (2016) (By:Mercedes Lackey) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 51 (2017) (By:Julie E. Czerneda) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 52 (2018) (By:Jane Yolen) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 53 (2019) (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Penguin science fiction(1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best fantasy stories(1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Penguin Science Fiction(1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Award Stories 2(1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Award Stories Number 2(1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Introducing Science Fiction(1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farewell, Fantastic Venus / All About Venus(1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Backdrop of Stars(1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Astounding Analog Reader(1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Astounding Analog Reader, Book 2(1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Odysseys(1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil Earths(1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Decade, the 1940s(1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Decade, the 1950s(1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galactic Empires 2(1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Decade, the 1960s(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perilous Planets(1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Mini-Sagas(1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Mini-Sagas 2(1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mini sagas 1999(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mini-Sagas(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Bow Down to Nul was also titled The Interpreter. Hothouse is also known as The Long Afternoon of Earth. Cryptozoic! was also published as An Age. White Mars, co-authored by Roger Penrose, was also published as The Mind Set Free: A 21st-Century Utopia. Tales from the Planet Earth is a collaborative novel, written with several other authors.

Galaxies Like Grains of Sand is also known as The Canopy of Time. Comic Inferno is also known as The Book of Brian Aldiss. The Inner Landscape also has stories by J.G. Ballard and Mervyn Peake. The Secret of This Book is also known as Common Clay. Four for Fantasy also has stories by Joanne Harris, Joe Hill and Richard Christian Matheson.

All Best SF anthologies, both Astounding-Analog Reader anthologies, Nebula Award Stories 2, Farewell, Fantastic Venus! (aka All About Venus), Decade the 1940’s, Decade the 1950’s and Decade the 1960’s were co-edited with Harry Harrison. Each Best SF anthology was alternately titled The Year’s Best Science Fiction [#] (ie. The Year’s Best Science Fiction 1 for Best SF: 1967).

Trillion Year Spree was co-authored by David Wingrove. When The Feast is Finished was written alongside Margaret Aldiss.

If You Like Brian Aldiss Books, You’ll Love…

Brian Aldiss Synopses: The Brightfount Diaries is a standalone novel by Brian Aldiss. In a small provincial city, Peter lives with his long-suffering Aunt Anne and his eccentric Uncle Leo, and works in a bookshop called Brightfount’s, which he describes as a “shabby outpost of literacy.” Cutting the apron strings, he moves into a bed-sit and composes these witty diaries, in which he includes amusing remarks about publishers, authors, booksellers and customers, a revelation about his dotty uncle, and his efforts to find “a suitable girl.”

Hothouse by Brian Aldiss is a standalone title. The Sun is about to go Nova. Earth and Moon have ceased their axial rotation and present one face continuously to the sun. The bright side of Earth is covered with carnivorous forest. This is the Age of vegetables. Gren and his lady – not to mention the tummybelly men – journey to the even more terrifying Dark side.

In Dracula Unbound by Brian W. Aldiss, two men transcend the dimension of time and save a dying world in a battle against the most elusive and deadly creatures ever to stalk the earth.

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