Hothouse

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Baen Enterprises, 1984 - Fiction - 309 pages
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In this award-winning science fiction adventure, radiation from the dying sun transforms the Earth into a hothouse, where monstrous sentient plants and carnivorous insects prey on mankind

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A fantastical far-future tale where vegetable life rules an earth circling a dying sun. There is a lot to like here but the writing is a bit disjointed at times. The flow of the story feels as though ... Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

It's not just pulp fiction - it's vegetable-pulp fiction! Long aeons in Earth's future, an Age of Plants has risen. Dangerous, carnivorous plants are everywhere - some species are even mobile hunters ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1984)

Brian W. Aldiss was born in Dereham, United Kingdom on August 18, 1925. In 1943, he joined the Royal Signals regiment, and saw action in Burma. After World War II, he worked as a bookseller at Oxford University. His first book, The Brightfount Diaries, was published in 1955. His first science fiction novel, Non-Stop (Starship in the United States), was published in 1958. He wrote more than 80 books including Hothouse, Greybeard, The Helliconia Trilogy, The Squire Quartet, Frankenstein Unbound, The Malacia Tapestry, Walcot, and Mortal Morning. His short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long was the basis for the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He has received numerous awards for his work including two Hugo Awards, the Nebula Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and an OBE for services to literature. He was also an anthologist and an artist. He was the editor of 40 anthologies including Introducing SF, The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus, Space Opera, Space Odysseys, Galactic Empires, Evil Earths, and Perilous Planets. He was an abstract artist and his first solo exhibition, The Other Hemisphere, was held in Oxford in August-September 2010. He died on August 19, 2017 at the age of 92.

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