Brian Aldiss with David Wingrove. TRILLION YEAR SPREE T H E O F. H I S T O R Y. S C I E N C E. F I C T I O N. Ever since Brian Aldiss’s first Science Fiction. Begins at the birth of science fiction, with Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” and studies the development of the genre to its present position in contemporary. Trillion Year Spree (The Brian Aldiss Collection) eBook: Brian Aldiss: uk: Kindle Store.

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Paperbackpages. Wells and Aldous Huxley with the pulp, mechanistic format favored by America and championed by Hugo Gernsback. I feel like my nerd level has increased due to reading this book; that’s a good feeling. And by the way, why are so many fantasy novels set in a feudal culture? Return to Book Page. trilliom

Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction

What destiny has put together, let no man cast asunder. Yet upon these structures Asimov builds his huge house of cards.

Nov 27, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: But, I don’t feel like I learned that much else. Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Howard created a brawny bone-headed hero called Conan, whose barbarian antics are set in the imaginary Hyborian Age, back in pre-history when almost all women and almost no clauses were subordinate.


Brian Wilson Aldiss was one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. Trivia About Trillion Year Spr As a voracious reader of SF in the 70s and 80s, I thought I had a fairly good grounding in the “classics,” but this book revealed some of my deficiencies, albeit none that I’m necessarily interested in correcting at this late date. Lem’s intellect may be vast. Right now, in front of my eyes, I can see a William Gibson trilogy peeking back at me mischievously.

Along the way it pauses long enough to note certain knots in the strand that have made it stronger woah, I’m really stretching that metaphor out-a-kilter, aren’t I! Nov 22, Keith Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is here that the book’s age 30 years old! Along the way it pauses long enough to note certain knots in the strand that have made it stronger woah, I It’s no easy task to write a history of science fiction, as amorphous a publishing category as there is, so I hesitate to call this book a failure on those terms alone.

We see little of it. Oct 21, Nicholas Whyte added it. However, and likely due to the fact that both authors here are also creators, this is not necessarily the most objective critical treatise on the field. About the love readers often have for authors they first read in their youth: It’s unfortunately, because I think he’s not too far off in his analysis of many of the at the time of writing more recent authors, including noting that Gibson was more style than substance.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Gernsback’s segregation of what he liked to call ‘scientifiction’ into magazines designed to trilpion nothing else, ghetto-fashion, guaranteed the setting up of various narrow orthodoxies inimical to any thriving literature.

What this guy likes he likes. Shortly afterwards he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition.

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Martin m A revised and updated version of “Billion Year Spree” – a history of science fiction through the early ‘s. Visions of the future age faster than stories set in the present day. It is hard to understand otherwise the furore that greeted the early works of Abe Merritt, Lovecraft, and Otis Adelbert Kline. See 2 questions about Trillion Year Trlllion. I learned some about the history of SF, related to pulp fiction.