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Mayapple Press author Brian Aldiss passes at age 92

A Prehistroy of Mind - Brian Aldiss


A Prehistroy of Mind – Brian Aldiss

Mayapple Press is saddened to learn of the death of Brain Aldiss. Brian was best known for his sci-fi prose (the Helliconia and Supertoys Last All Summer Long), but he also wrote non-fiction and, for us, poetry. Brian Aldiss’s Mayapple Press book “A Prehistory of Mind” was published in 2008. In addition to poetry, the book contains the short story “Mortistan”

UK based IT site The Register has a remembrance here.

The Guardian has a long piece here.

Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic – Judith Kerman and Don Riggs, eds.

Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic - Judith Kerman and Don Riggs, eds.

Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic – Judith Kerman and Don Riggs, eds.

Paper, perfect bound, 148 pp
$15.00 plus s&h
2000, ISBN 0-932412-17-3

Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic
edited by Judith Kerman and Don Riggs
with cover art by Judith Clute, features poems by

  • Brian Aldiss
  • Gene Doty
  • Sydney Duncan
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Patricia Harkins-Pierre
  • Donna Hooley
  • Marilyn Jurich
  • Judith Kerman
  • Jeanne Larsen
  • Robert Lima
  • David Lunde
  • Patrick O’Leary
  • Don Riggs
  • Dan Timmons
  • Rick Wilber
  • Jane Yolen

A Prehistory of Mind – Brian Aldiss

A Prehistroy of Mind - Brian Aldiss

A Prehistory of Mind – Brian Aldiss

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 76pp.
$14.95 plus S&H
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-614

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Published here for the first time, on an exclusive basis, is Aldiss’ new short story, “Mortistan”. Experience a different side of Brian Aldiss in this volume-soon to be a collectors’ item!

This self-revealing volume allows readers to:

  • ramble through a Martian desert and other fantastic realms
  • visit the Kremlin, Ulan Bator, a European cafe
  • get a glimpse of Aldiss’ personal life
  • live through the eyes of a volcano
  • witness the terror of war and

    …….    Read more about A Prehistory of Mind – Brian Aldiss