Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Brian W. Aldiss ( – )Brian Wilson Aldiss was born in He was a highly decorated science fiction author who. An example of this is Non-Stop (), by Brian Aldiss, which I just finished reading the other day and enjoyed immensely. I only learned about. Number 33 of the Science Fiction Masterworks series, Brian Aldiss’ Non- Stop is indeed a classic of the genre (variant title: Starship).

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Actually, Marapper has a pretty radical idea. And it wasn’t nearly enough to lower my opinion of this wonderful rendition of a sci-fi classic. Interestingly, most the characters—including Roy the protagonist—are rather callous and have no compunction about killing. To what strange purpose are they put? This is what I wish more sci-fi alxiss was.

Non-Stop (novel) – Wikipedia

Aldiss examining human nature in unusual circumstances to say the least, the underlying assumptions nevertheless exist closer to reality than the majority of sci-fi.

Non-Stop — December — spoilers allowed.

This book was a nice surprise considering the genre fiction I have read and I thought the storyline was clever enough to warrant the payoff. Here, nonsrop thrive on the surface of plastic and steel, and clues can be found among the vestiges of ruined civilizations and the hostile tribes that take shelter and patrol therein.

I mention this only because folks blew a gasket when the novel was retitled Starship in its first US printing. Aldiss does it well, and he presents an original take on the idea that I have not encountered before. I supposed more or less what was going on from the very beginning even without having read reviews that contained spoilers.


Previous generations of nonsttop might have remarked how the ship society has “descended into barbarism. Jesse on Speculiction writes the ship is like our planet.

I believe that the book is trying to say the following; we blindly accept our small piece of the world with little awareness of what is happening elsewhere.

NON-STOP – Brian W. Aldiss (1958)

Oct 23, Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 24, Rob Thompson rated it liked bria Shelves: Actually, I don’t know that that’s really the case, but that’s what it feels like, as with all the Brian Aldiss books that I’ve read: The only difference is that instead of 8 hours long it would be 28 hours long and have two sequels.

This is 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. Aldiss tells a good story and this is one of them.

The society itself is very interesting, having invented its own religion, legends, and explanations for things they nonstpp understand.

I liked the book very much. Flynn May 6, at Interesting overall story, a couple of nice characters, solid resolution. The only hero among his jungle tribe, a welter of superstitious folk knowledge and unaccountable futuristic technology, is a hunter by trade and a questioner by disposition who senses the paradox of his environment and yearns for a greater nostop.

InRobert A. Early 70s Sci Fi: My review aleiss the book: Standing well the test of time, the story is vivid, brisk, and entertaining—facets complemented nicely by intelligent commentary and worthwhile purpose.


A central corridor — or elevator shaft — runs right through the center of the ellipsoid lengthwise.

I never really heard any misses and all the voices were well done. What other tools and implements have survived?

It must be over 30 years since I first read this book and a lot of water has passed under the bridge since thenbut aodiss me this book was still as exciting, dramatic and meaningful in terms of human nature as it was all those years ago. The blog covers topics in physics and optics, the history of science, classic pulp fantasy and horror fiction, and the surprising intersections between these areas. I use an old netbook for everything and am now – as of this Christmas – learning to use an I-pad for this.

A brilliant work from the late 50s which must be read!

Book Review: Non-Stop (variant title: Starship), Brian Aldiss (1958)

If you could sum up Non-Stop in three words, what would they be? However, if you go into the story already knowing honstop it takes place, well Brian Aldiss is, of course, a towering figure in the genre.

You’ll question what you have read and you could read it again to see where the hidden signs were. Print hardback and paperback.