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E-Reads, Jul 23, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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After the "Accident," all males on earth become sterile. Society ages and falls apart bit by bit. First toy companies go under. Then record companies. Then cities cease to function. Now earth's population lives in spread-out, isolated villages, with its youngest members in their 50's. When the people of Sparcot begin to make claims of gnomes and man-eating rodents lurking around their village, Greybeard and his wife set out for the coast with the hope of finding something better. "When is science fiction not science fiction? The answer must be: When it becomes too frighteningly believable. This is.ţ - Sacramento Bee E-Reads titles from Brian W. Aldiss: Helliconia Spring; Helliconia Summer; Helliconia Winter; Greybeard; Earthworks; Galaxies Like Grains of Sand; Cryptozoic!; The Shape of Further Things; The Dark Light Years; Barefoot in the Head; and The Squire Quartet, including Life in the West; Forgotten Life; Remembrance Day; and Somewhere East of Life.

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Review: Greybeard

User Review  - Chip - Goodreads

An interesting post-apocalyptic in which nuclear bombs exploded in space cause the complete sterilization of all large mammals including man. It interweaves a story of husband and wife, as well as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jana - Goodreads

This book very well describes a process of anarchy, lost faith and growing old. Much better than Children of Men. Definitely, a masterpiece which I recommend to everyone that likes books about society and asks the question 'What if...' Read full review

About the author (2012)

Brian W. Aldiss was born in Norfolk, England in 1925. Over a long and distinguished writing career, he has published award-winning science fiction (two Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award), bestselling popular fiction including the three-volume Horatio Stubbs saga and the four-volume The Squire Quartet, experimental fiction such as The Report on Probability A and Barefoot in the Head and many other iconic and pioneering works including the Helliconia Trilogy. He has edited many successful anthologies and has published ground-breaking non-fiction including a magisterial history of science fiction (Billion Year Spree later revised and expanded as Trillion Year Spree. Among his many short stories, perhaps the most famous is ýSuper-Toys Last All Summer Longţ which was adapted for film by Stanley Kubrick and produced and directed after KubrickÝs death by Steven Spielberg as A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

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