Brian Aldiss signing Finches of Mars

at our London Megastore

BRIAN ALDISS will be signing FINCHES OF MARS (The Friday Project) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 6th June from 6 – 7pm.

Science-fiction grandmaster Brian Aldiss has announced the release date for his final science fiction novel ever - Finches of Mars. Aldiss started his science-fiction writing career nearly 60 years ago in 1954 and he has inspired many of the science fiction and fantasy writers working today. His influential works include ‘Super-Toys Last All Summer’ fomed the basis for the Stanley Kubrick-developed Steven Spielberg film A.I Artificial Intelligence. Finches of Mars will mark the end to one of the most illustrious careers in the genre.

Set on the Red Planet, Finches of Mars follows the stories of a group of colonists and the problems they have in setting up a new society. Life can be sustained by technology but new life will not prosper - the women on the planet only ever give birth to stillborn children. Finches of Mars follows the story of one woman as she attempts to carry her baby to term. Thought-provoking and moving in equal measure, Aldiss’s final science fiction novel explores many of the author’s classic themes and is a landmark novel in any genre.

Brian Aldiss, OBE, is a fiction and science fiction writer, poet, playwright, critic, memoirist and artist. He was born in Norfolk in 1925. After leaving the army, Aldiss worked as a bookseller which provided the setting for his first book, The Brightfount Diaries (1955). His first published science fiction work was the story ‘Criminal Record’ which appeared in Science Fantasy in 1954. Since then he has written nearly 100 books and over 300 short stories.