Number 33 of the Science Fiction Masterworks series, Brian Aldiss’ Non- Stop is indeed a classic of the genre (variant title: Starship). Brian Aldiss’ first novel. A story of a small tribe in a very strange jungle, who make unsettling discoveries about the nature of their world. Non-Stop is the classic. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Brian W. Aldiss ( – )Brian Wilson Aldiss was born in He was a highly decorated science fiction author who.

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Non-Stop — December — spoilers allowed 1 3 Dec 03, Create a free website or blog at WordPress. To end this post, I feel like sharing some of the cover art that has been produced for the book over the past plus years. It is hard to discuss the plot without a “spoiler” warning so I have added one even though I will only describe the plot in general terms.

This book was originally published in and the author has recycled and updated it. More insidious are the legendary Giants that supposedly created the world, and rumored inhuman infiltrators of the tribes known as Outsiders.

However, they are ruthless: View all 7 comments. One person found this helpful. I have The Dark Light Years sitting on my soon to be read stack — however, most people seem somewhat put off by the work. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Science fiction portal Novels portal. A really good book and one I highly recommend. As a result, Faber and Faber published Aldiss’ first book, The Brightfount Diariesa page novel in diary form about the life of a sales assistant in a bookshop.


Readily enjoyable on the surface, there remain several thought provoking undercurrents waiting for the reader to explore. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. The ending besides the last line or two is well crafted and powerful. Aug 19, Lubinka Dimitrova rated it really liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history.

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Non-Stop — December — spoiler free. Feb 08, John Doez rated it really liked it Shelves: The generation ship is not an uncommon trope in science fiction novels, but I can’t remember having read one lately.

Retrieved 3 May When you are revealed something another dark corner emerges. An example of this is Non-Stopby Brian Aldiss, which I just ww.aldiss reading the other day and enjoyed immensely.

NON-STOP – Brian W. Aldiss (1958)

Although I was expecting a space opera, this book has more of a dystopian feel to it. The Greenes, who live in the Quarters, a jungle infested with rampant hydroponic plants beain waves of midges, know vaguely of The Forwards, another, more advanced society, But there are also the Gia With his first novel, Aldiss created a society that has evolved after 23 generations lost in space on an enormous ship bound home from a colonizing mission centuries before.


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They kill their offspring if they have mutations and detachment from parents is conditioned from an early age.

A community that cannot or will not realize how insignificant a part of the universe it occupies is not truly civilized. Flynn May 6, at The descendants of the original crew have become so disconnected from their origins that their knowledge of how to operate the ship — and in many cases the knowledge that they are even on a ship — is long gone.

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There are locations in the ship where the artificial gravity systems have been damaged, leading to weightlessness. In short, Non-Stop is classic s SF that has aged very well.

Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in