It is the very near future. Paul Ali, a young science fiction writer, who has the perceived misfortune of a Muslim heritage, has been arrested and is held as prisoner B. Whenever his jailers feel like it, they beat him up. To escape from this, prisoner B writes a science fiction novel set on a planet 1000 light years away.
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British SF legend Aldiss offers a hard-hitting view of the global war on terror in this cautionary tale of the near future. Paul Fadhil Abbas Ali winds up in custody after a repressive British regime ... Read full review
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