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by Brian W. Aldiss

  • Author: Brian W. Aldiss
  • ISBN: 0330245473
  • ISBN13: 978-0330245470
  • ePub: 1310 kb | FB2: 1244 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literary
  • Publisher: Leisure Books 237ZK; 1st printing. edition (January 1, 1975)
  • Pages: 234
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 691
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Eighty Minute Hour, The ePub download

The Eighty-Minute Hour book. In this book, Brian Aldiss shows one how to have a titanic amount of fun hoisting space opera conventions up a flagpole and setting fire to them.

The Eighty-Minute Hour book. This book is hilarious, ridiculous, and a blast.

The Eighty Minute Hour, or The 80 minute Hour (1974, Jonathan Cape) .

The Eighty Minute Hour, or The 80 minute Hour (1974, Jonathan Cape), (1974, Doubleday), (1975, Leisure), (1975, Pan). A weird and ambitious "space opera" whose characters actually sing. "Send Her Victorious" (novelette). Best SF Stories of Brian W. Aldiss (1988), collection of 18 short stories and 3 novellas/novelettes

After leaving the army, Aldiss worked as a bookseller, which provided the setting for his first book, The Brightfount Diaries (1955).

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. 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. Библиографические данные.

The earth is recovering from the Acid Head War, in which hallucinogenic chemicals were the primary weapon. A ribald tale from Britain's best-love Science Fiction writer. Many humans are now suffering from delusions and are unable to tell the real from the imaginary.

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Author: Brian W. Aldiss Author Record 131. Legal Name: Aldiss, Brian Wilson. Afterward he worked as an assistant in a bookshop, and began writing fiction about the book trade, which was later collected in The Brightfount Diaries. Aldiss became closely aligned with the British New Wave in the mid 60's, while establishing himself as an important SF anthologist and critic.

Eighty Minute Hour (The Brian Aldiss Collection) by Brian Aldiss. Quite possibly Aldiss’s strangest novel, and that is saying something. English October 24, 2013 ISBN: 0007482442 EPUB 291 pages . MB. A Space Opera. An ambitious, incredible - Space Opera! A science-fiction story which occasionally breaks off into song - a genuine space opera. Sherlock Holmes - The Labyrinth of Death - James Lovegrove.

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Brian W. Aldiss's _The Eighty-Minute Hour: A Space Opera_ (1974) is not Aldiss attempting to write classical fare. I know that. I don't expect him to be turning out dazzlers on the order of _Non-Stop_ (1957), _Hothouse_ (1962), _Frankenstein Unbound_ (1973), or _Helliconia Spring_ (1982). Aldiss is certainly allowed to go slumming from time to time, and that is what he does here with this spoof of just about every space opera cliche in the book.

What, then, is the problem? First, the tale is told in a style in which the author is nudging the reader in the ribs all the way through. Second, the events in the story are so bleak and black and dreary, we are in the end impressed more by its darkness than by its humor. The novel does not amuse. Space opera -- even of a tongue-in-cheek variety-- should always amuse or entertain. Aldiss fails this acid test.
Britain nuked right under.

They weren't the only ones either, plenty of other places copped it, Australian included. This book was set at the end of the 20th century, and with this level of disaster there certainly seemed to be a lot of improbable technology running around for the time period, from holograms, cyborgs, micronauts, people on other planets, just to name a few. Maybe even a bit of mind control. Whackiness of stuff, and whackiness of language.

In other words, this book is really not very good.
Now, this is one of the weirdest novels I have read. It builds on the same kind of scenario as Frankenstein Unbound i.e. time slips as a result of nuclear war. But this story in infinitely more complex. There are I think five or six parallel stories with different character that only in the very end are connected to each other (think about that, I guess about ten main characters equally important, and you have to read six or seven chapters to find out what happened when the last chapter ended).It is written as a kind of musical comedy, I kid you not, the character repeatedly break out in song! Since time is acting up, there is no simple way to tell the story (like chronological order) so it does get confusing at times.The theme of the book could be said to be a kind of mystery that asks who actually rules the world. It seems that the world is run by computers (the Zeitgeist people should read this), but who runs the computers?

It is also at times almost Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy-level silly, though not as funny IMO. And incredibly thought provoking as well. Aldiss in all his books is fond of alluding to different works of literature etc, but here it at times get absurd (I guess it is because the narrator is far from a neutral observer): I found a joke that you would only get if you are fairly well versed in liturgical terminology.

It does kind of come together in the end, but at times it does feel like a bit too much. So, high marks for ambition, slightly less so for execution. But it is well worth the read.
I usually finish any book I read, but this one did not entertain me; it did not interest me in the characters, setting, nor concepts. I'm surprised it's still in print, since it was first published in 1974 and doesn't seem to be worth reading after 25 pages.
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