- File Size: 2044 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (April 1, 2014)
- Publication Date: April 1, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J3EU342
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- Lending: Enabled
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Although in some ways this book is trapped in the time at which it was written, it also overcomes such by realizing that it would be. The title, of course, refers back to H.G. Wells' Shape of Things to Come (or, at least I think that's right). Aldiss tries to live up to that earlier volume by playing the prophet as well. And, like most prophecies when looked back on with hindsight, it's interesting to note the things that didn't come to pass more than what he's gotten right. This is also a biographical and historical document as it relates the rise of SF in Britain, as well as describing some of the inner workings of the New Wave. Thanks to Paul di Filippo for sending this book to me (a perfect way to make sure I read your recommendation!).