Forgotten Life

Forgotten Life

Brian W. Aldiss

Book 2.0 of Squire Quartet

Language: English

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: Apr 1, 2014

Words: 118349
Pages: 516

Description:

Winner of two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for over fifty years, continued to challenge readers’ minds with literate, thought‑provoking, and inventive science fiction. Analyst Clement Winters is trying to write a biography of his recently deceased older brother, Joseph. Through the writings Joseph left behind—letters, diaries, notes, and confessions—Clement realizes how little he actually knows his brother and how vastly his perception of him differs from reality. As Clement tries to make sense of the life of his deceased sibling, he uncovers “little dark corners” of his family history and even his own life. This ebook includes an introduction by the author. ** ### Review A triumphant success Anthony Burgess Outdoes both Julian Barnes and Graham Swift...remarkable Spectator Astonishingly prolific and surprisingly humane and solid OBSERVER ### About the Author Brian W. Aldiss was born in Norfolk, England, in 1925. Over a long and distinguished writing career, he published award-winning science fiction (two Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award); bestselling popular fiction, including the three-volume Horatio Stubbs saga and the four-volume the Squire Quartet; experimental fiction such as *Report on Probability A* and *Barefoot in the Head*; and many other iconic and pioneering works, including the Helliconia Trilogy. He edited many successful anthologies and published groundbreaking nonfiction, including a magisterial history of science fiction (*Billion Year Spree*, later revised and expanded as *Trillion Year Spree*). Among his many short stories, perhaps the most famous was “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long,” which was adapted for film by Stanley Kubrick and produced and directed after Kubrick’s death by Steven Spielberg as *A.I. Artificial Intelligence*. Brian W. Aldiss passed away in 2017 at the age of 92.