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Brian W. Aldiss (1925 - ) Brian Wilson Aldiss was born in 1925. He is a highly decorated science fiction author who has achieved the rare feat of acceptance as a writer of real significance by the literary establishment in his lifetime. As well as his many award-winning novels he has been a hugely important anthologist and editor in the field. He also wrote the pre-eminent history of the genre (with David Wingrove), Billion Year Spree (later expanded and revised as Trillion Year Spree). He lives in Oxford.
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  • Series: S.F. Masterworks
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (September 14, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857989988
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857989984
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,838,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Randy Stafford VINE VOICE on January 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
Written as response to Robert A. Heinlein's Orphans of the Sky, a novel he felt lacking in emotion, Aldiss' novel is a classic generation starship tale.

The idea that their universe is the inside of a giant spaceship is known but derided in the Greene tribe. They're a barbarous lot. They destroy books whenever they find them. The Teaching, a Freudian inspired religion with its talk of id and ego, values full and immediate expression of fear and anger lest the repression of those emotions curdle into neurosis. A nomadic lot, they seal off the hallway they live in, moving the barricades when they exhaust the "ponics", plants that abound in the ship's corridors. Their power stems from a cache of weapons found two generations ago.

And protagonist Roy Complain is not happy with his life in the tribe. He gets flogged for losing his woman on a hunting expedition into the "deadways" beyond the tribes "Quarters". Chaffing under the Teaching and floggings of his tribe, Complain decides to accompany priest Marapper and three others through the deadways and to the land of the advanced people of Forwards. Marapper expects, somewhere, to find the ship's control room, seize control of the vessel, and end this painful journey through the stars.

In his wanderings, Complain learns the truth behind the other groups -- the mutants, the Outsiders, and the Giants -- rumored to inhabit the ship. Aldiss puts an ironic twist to the generation starship tale, particularly Orphans of the Sky, when he reveals the exact situation of the ship.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Granzow on March 27, 2001
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Once again, a classic in the genre is out of print. If you can hunt this book down, it is worth the read. I haven't read any other generation ship stories before this one, but I found this one to not only be enjoyable but also emotionally compelling. Brian Aldiss is really trying to tell us about the built-in urge to be free and to discover who you really are. the plot is simple: The characters are on a huge ship hurtling through space but have no idea of that fact and simply know the ship as their world. The story unfolds as we discover the truth behind where and what the characters are. If you are interested at in in classic science fiction, then this is worth hunting down.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 15, 1999
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Mystery/suspense are seated comfortably alongside sci-fi in this story of a community of people searching for their lost past. Answers are hidden securely along the way, and are ultimately fascinating. The world Aldiss creates is strange and frightening, and the characters are memorable as each struggles for stability among chaos.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 1998
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This is a great, undeservedly obscure science fiction novel. A gripping, and frequently moving adventure story. The various mysteries and plot threads are brought together in a breathtaking climax that adds new levels of meaning to everything that comes before.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 1999
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This book is among the top 2 SciFi's I've read. Only Asimov's Foundation series kept me even more locked to the couch. But Non-Stop is different from "Foundation".. Extremely good and a very surprizing and spine-chilling end!
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