Galaxies Like Grains of Sand

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E-Reads, Jul 31, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
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"Brian Aldiss seems to have always had a more oceanic sense of time than even most science fiction writers, an almost measured vision of what will transpire in the long run..." - Norman Spinrad In Galaxies Like Grains of Sand, Brian W. Aldiss tells the tale of mankind's future over the course of forty million years. Each of these nine connected short stories highlights a different millennia in which man has adapted to new environments and hardships. With a New Introduction from the Author!

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User Review  - Lyndatrue - LibraryThing

Note from the ISFDB: "This edition reprints 8 of 11 stories from The Canopy of Time, but includes new connecting material." Notable for the brief forewords, and for "Who Can Replace a Man?" (the third story in, representing the Robot Millennia). Read full review

Review: Galaxies Like Grains of Sand

User Review  - J - Goodreads

A short, easy read. But I feel like in all that was presented of histories in our future that there would be less ambiguity about the technologies at given eras. It's as if he almost purposely dodged ... 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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