Three Types of Solitude

ISBN
9780571352500
Published
07/03/2019
9780571352500
Format
Paperback
Price
£3.50
Paperback
48

About the Book

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

Brian Aldiss, who died in 2017, was best known for his science fiction – and in particular for a short story optioned by Stanley Kubrick, which would, under the direction of Steven Spielberg, become the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

Aldiss’s first book was published by Faber in 1955.

This brief, late trilogy contains much of his lively humour, one improbable invention, and a pervasive sense of loneliness and longing. ‘Sadness is just happiness in reverse,’ says someone in a story within the story, ‘We humans have to put up with it.’

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. Brian Aldiss, who died in 2017, was best known for his science fiction – and in particular for a short story optioned by Stanley Kubrick, which would, under the direction of Steven Spielberg, become the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Aldiss’s first book was published by Faber in 1955.This brief, late trilogy contains much of his lively humour, one improbable invention, and a pervasive sense of loneliness and longing. ‘Sadness is just happiness in reverse,’ says someone in a story within the story, ‘We humans have to put up with it.’Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
  • Brian Aldiss

    Brian Aldiss, born in 1925, is one of the most prolific authors of both general and science fiction. In a writing career stretching from 1955 to the present he has published over seventy books. He has also been an influential compiler of science fiction anthologies. A Science Fiction Omnibus is available as a Penguin Modern Classic.

    Faber have reissued six of his best science fiction titles: Earthworks, Cryptozoic!, Barefoot in the Head, Galaxies like Grains of Sand, The Dark Light Years and The Shape of Further Things.

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