COURAGE From left, Gordon Mitchell, Wendy's dad Brian Aldiss
and Eric Yarrow
, 92 Sci-fi author who wrote classic Helliconia trilogy
BIRTHDAYS: Brian Aldiss
, science fiction writer, 92; Roman Polanski, film director, 84; Robert Redford, actor, 81; Madeleine Stowe, actress, 59; Denis Leary, actor, 60, Edward Norton, actor, 48; Christian Slater, actor, 48; Mika, singer/songwriter, 34.
Spielberg took the concept further with his film adaptation of a Brian Aldiss
story in AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Born today Brian Aldiss
, science fiction writer, 89; Roman Polanski, film director, 81; Robert Redford, actor, 78; Madeleine Stowe, actress, 56; Denis Leary, actor, 57, Edward Norton, actor, 45; Christian Slater, actor, 45; Mika, singer/songwriter, 31.
THERE are two types of writers: those who make you think and those who make you dream," says Brian Aldiss
, who made me dream for a long time with his science- fiction books.
Butler summarizes several attempts to define the sf of the decade by Brian Aldiss
, Malcolm Edwards, and others.
, whose short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long formed the basis for the Hollywood movie A.
Smith than to, say, Brian Aldiss
, Alfred Bester, Anne McCaffrey, or Zenna Henderson, all of whom were instrumental in shaping modern sf.
by Brian Aldiss
(OUT OF PRINT) A surprisingly warm autobiography that writers will love from one of the UK's top science fiction authors
While for Brian Aldiss
, science fiction began with the composition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), John Clute locates it not with an urtext but with a change in the approach to Time in the Enlightenment, "'the period between about 1750 and 1820 .
De hecho, cuenta Michel Herr que Kubrick "habia estado trabajando con Brian Aldiss
y otros escritores en Artificial Intelligence, una version de la era cibernetica del "mito de Pinocho", que descarto porque resultaba demasiado cara, hasta que vio Parque Jurasico y comenzo a telefonear a Steven Spielberg cada veinte minutos para hablar de la tecnologia que habia utilizado" (2).