Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss

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This splendid new edition of Brian Aldiss’s first science fiction novel—it first appeared in 1958 and was originally published in the United States as Starship—has been updated for the twenty-first century. Non-Stop remains a brilliant and ground-breaking work of the imagination.

Curiosity was discouraged in the Greene tribe. Its members lived out their lives in cramped quarters, hacking away at the encroaching jungle called “the ponics.” As to where they were—that had long ago been forgotten. But Roy Complain decided to find out, along with the renegade priest, Marapper. They move into unmapped territory, where they make a series of discoveries that turn their universe upside-down. And they confront a secret kept hidden fortwenty-three generations—its discovery will reveal their origins and destiny even as it destroys their world.

About Brian W. Aldiss

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Brian W. Aldiss served in the Royal Signal Corps between 1943 and 1947, then worked as a bookseller and as the literary editor of the Oxford Mail before turning to writing full-time. He is the author of the autobiography Bury My Heart at W. H. Smith's, and his many prize-winning novels include Hothouse, which won the Hugo Award, The Saliva" "Tree, which received the Nebula Award, and Helliconia Spring and its sequels. Several of his books and stories, including Frankenstein Unbound and Brothers of the Head, have been adapted for the screen. His story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" was adapted into Artificial Intelligence, a film initially conceived by Stanley Kubrick and ultimately directed by Steven Spielberg. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published July 26, 2005 by Overlook. 254 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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