Greybeard

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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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User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

Brian Aldiss is one of those science fiction authors I've heard of plenty but am only just getting around to reading, and it was either this or Hothouse. Greybeard takes place in a world in which ... Read full review

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User Review  - Johnna Sturgeon - Goodreads

A disturbing evocation of a future in which the human race, following a series of nuclear tests gone awry, has been rendered universally barren. Human society collapses in the absence of any hope of ... 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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