History Creator / BrianWAldiss

28th Jan '16 6:09:53 PM PaulA
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He was given a SFWAGrandMasterAward in 2000.

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He was given a SFWAGrandMasterAward [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward SFWA Grand Master Award]] in 2000.
30th Dec '15 2:12:26 PM Konczewski
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* GenerationShips: In ''Literature/NonStop'': A plague on a generation ship reduces the passengers to barbarism: they lose all idea of who they are or even what a spaceship ''is''. The bioengineered plants go into overdrive, turning the ship into a jungle, increasing the sense of obscuration and isolation. The reader's first clue as to what's going on is when the jungle turns out to have bulkheads.

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* GenerationShips: In ''Literature/NonStop'': A ''Literature/NonStop'', a plague on a generation ship reduces the passengers to barbarism: barbarism, and they lose all idea of who they are or even what a spaceship ''is''. The bioengineered plants go into overdrive, turning the ship into a jungle, increasing the sense of obscuration and isolation. The reader's first clue as to what's going on is when the jungle turns out to have bulkheads.
22nd Dec '15 10:34:53 AM JCCyC
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The narrator in the short story ''I.I.I.''


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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: In ''I.I.I.'', the titular MegaCorp [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over all of Earth's resources]] and proceeds to RapePillageAndBurn the entire [[ApocalypseHow Universe]].
17th Aug '15 12:52:46 PM Materioptikon
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* HostileTerraforming: ''The Saliva Tree''.
17th Feb '15 3:14:57 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''{{Literature/Non-Stop}}'' (1958, US title: ''Starship'')

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* ''{{Literature/Non-Stop}}'' ''Literature/NonStop'' (1958, US title: ''Starship'')



* CityInABottle: ''Non-Stop'' is based on [[GenerationShips this concept]], but with some gleefully British plot twists.

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* CityInABottle: ''Non-Stop'' ''Literature/NonStop'' is based on [[GenerationShips this concept]], but with some gleefully British plot twists.



* GenerationShips: In ''Non-Stop'': A plague on a generation ship reduces the passengers to barbarism: they lose all idea of who they are or even what a spaceship ''is''. The bioengineered plants go into overdrive, turning the ship into a jungle, increasing the sense of obscuration and isolation. The reader's first clue as to what's going on is when the jungle turns out to have bulkheads.

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* GenerationShips: In ''Non-Stop'': ''Literature/NonStop'': A plague on a generation ship reduces the passengers to barbarism: they lose all idea of who they are or even what a spaceship ''is''. The bioengineered plants go into overdrive, turning the ship into a jungle, increasing the sense of obscuration and isolation. The reader's first clue as to what's going on is when the jungle turns out to have bulkheads.



* GossipyHens: In ''Non-Stop'', Roy encounters a group of Gossipy Hens in Quarters. The fragmented bits of sniping he overhears are part of a breakthrough he has regarding the inward-turned and purposeless nature of his community and his need to go on his [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]].

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* GossipyHens: In ''Non-Stop'', ''Literature/NonStop'', Roy encounters a group of Gossipy Hens in Quarters. The fragmented bits of sniping he overhears are part of a breakthrough he has regarding the inward-turned and purposeless nature of his community and his need to go on his [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]].
17th Feb '15 1:13:25 PM pablodf
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* ''{{Literature/Non-Stop}}'' (1958, US title: ''Starship'')



* ''Non-Stop'' (1958, US title: ''Starship'')
21st May '14 7:37:53 AM IncarnadineZebra
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* "[[Literature/DangerousVisions The Night that All Hell Broke Out]]"

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* "[[Literature/DangerousVisions The Night that All Hell Time Broke Out]]"
19th Apr '14 9:10:31 PM LeeM
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: ''Report on Probability A'' appears to be based almost exclusively on this trope, to the point of unreadability. The description in Wikipedia says: "The bulk of the book is the Report, describing in minute, obsessive and often repetitive detail, three characters G, S, and C as they secretly watch a house, each from a separate outbuilding with peripheral views of the house's windows, catching occasional glimpses of its occupant, Mrs Mary. As the Report is being read by a character called "Domoladossa'", he is secretly being observed from other universes, and these observers in their turn are being observed, all of them engaged in futile speculation about the exact nature of Probability A, and the exact meaning of the Victorian painting, The Hireling Shepherd (by Pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunt..." (and so on).

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: ''Report on Probability A'' appears to be based almost exclusively on this trope, to the point of unreadability. The description in Wikipedia says: "The bulk of the book is the Report, describing in minute, obsessive and often repetitive detail, three characters G, S, and C as they secretly watch a house, each from a separate outbuilding with peripheral views of the house's windows, catching occasional glimpses of its occupant, Mrs Mary. As the Report is being read by a character called "Domoladossa'", he is secretly being observed from other universes, and these observers in their turn are being observed, all of them engaged in futile speculation about the exact nature of Probability A, and the exact meaning of the Victorian painting, The Hireling Shepherd (by Pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunt...Hunt)..." (and so on).



** In the US the publisher ruined the spoiler by naming the book ''[[SpoilerTitle Starship]]''.



* SdrawkcabName: In his illustrated poem "Pile", (subtitle "Petals from St. Klaed's Computer") the hero escapes from Pile and it's computer "St. Klaed" to find the alternate world of Elip run by St. Dealk.

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* SdrawkcabName: In his illustrated poem "Pile", (subtitle "Petals from St. Klaed's Computer") the hero escapes from Pile and it's its computer "St. Klaed" to find the alternate world of Elip run by St. Dealk.
23rd May '13 10:44:04 AM Angeldeb82
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: ''Report on Probability A'' appears to be based almost exclusively on this trope, to the point of unreadability. The description in Wikipedia says: "The bulk of the book is the Report, describing in minute, obsessive and often repetitive detail, three characters G, S, and C as they secretly watch a house, each from a separate outbuilding with peripheral views of the house's windows, catching occasional glimpses of its occupant, Mrs Mary. As the Report is being read by a character called "Domoladossa'", he is secretly being observed from other universes, and these observers in their turn are being observed, all of them engaged in futile speculation about the exact nature of Probability A, and the exact meaning of the Victorian painting, The Hireling Shepherd (by Pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunt..." (and so on).



* {{Redundancy}}: ''Report on Probability A'' appears to be based almost exclusively on this trope, to the point of unreadability. The description in Wikipedia says: "The bulk of the book is the Report, describing in minute, obsessive and often repetitive detail, three characters G, S, and C as they secretly watch a house, each from a separate outbuilding with peripheral views of the house's windows, catching occasional glimpses of its occupant, Mrs Mary. As the Report is being read by a character called "Domoladossa'", he is secretly being observed from other universes, and these observers in their turn are being observed, all of them engaged in futile speculation about the exact nature of Probability A, and the exact meaning of the Victorian painting, The Hireling Shepherd (by Pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunt..." (and so on).
28th Mar '13 9:51:24 PM Foglet
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* DeathWorld: ''Hothouse'' (AKA ''The Lord Afternoon of Earth'') involves a distant future, where Earth has become tidally locked with the Sun (which has also expanded), so that one side constantly faces the scorching heat, while the other remains in perpetual darkness. The sun-facing side has become the titular hothouse, with giant plants constantly vying for supremacy and most of the animal kingdom dying off. Plants are now extremely dangerous to each other and the remaining animals (humans included). Humanity is facing extinction. Humans are now a fifth of normal size and live on the giant trees. They constantly have to be wary of the {{Man Eating Plant}}s, and the four remaining species of insects, which have become BigCreepyCraawlies. There are also Flymen, who periodically come and try to take human babies. It's revealed that they are [[spoiler:humans mutated by cosmic radiation and rendered sterile; that's why they capture babies]]. Not much is known about the Nightside, except that it is very cold and that there is a race of baboon-descended people called Sharp-furs living there. Oh, and [[spoiler:Earth is destroyed by giant solar flares at the end with life beaming itself to faraway stars]].

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* DeathWorld: ''Hothouse'' (AKA ''The Lord Afternoon of Earth'') involves a distant future, where Earth has become tidally locked with the Sun (which has also expanded), so that one side constantly faces the scorching heat, while the other remains in perpetual darkness. The sun-facing side has become the titular hothouse, with giant plants constantly vying for supremacy and most of the animal kingdom dying off. Plants are now extremely dangerous to each other and the remaining animals (humans included). Humanity is facing extinction. Humans are now a fifth of normal size and live on the giant trees. They constantly have to be wary of the {{Man Eating Plant}}s, and the four remaining species of insects, which have become BigCreepyCraawlies.BigCreepyCrawlies. There are also Flymen, who periodically come and try to take human babies. It's revealed that they are [[spoiler:humans mutated by cosmic radiation and rendered sterile; that's why they capture babies]]. Not much is known about the Nightside, except that it is very cold and that there is a race of baboon-descended people called Sharp-furs living there. Oh, and [[spoiler:Earth is destroyed by giant solar flares at the end with life beaming itself to faraway stars]].
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