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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Brian W. Aldiss ( – )Brian Wilson Aldiss was born in He was a highly decorated science fiction author who. An example of this is Non-Stop (), by Brian Aldiss, which I just finished reading the other day and enjoyed immensely. I only learned about. Number 33 of the Science Fiction Masterworks series, Brian Aldiss’ Non- Stop is indeed a classic of the genre (variant title: Starship).

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View all 7 comments. Here, the interstellar generation ship that nobody really knows is a generation ship. Actually, I don’t know that that’s really the case, but that’s what it feels like, as with all the Brian Aldiss books that I’ve read: Briah, they are ruthless: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

This entry was posted in Reviews and tagged sBrian W. The descendants of the original crew have become so disconnected from their origins that their knowledge of how to operate the ship — and in many cases the knowledge that they are even on a ship — is long gone.

If you could sum up Non-Stop in three words, what would they be? Damnit man, reading your blog continues to cost me money, because I need to buy all these stinking books! Fill in your details below or click an hrian to log in: Que la tierra le sea ligera. Even without the ghostly threats, aldis in the tribes is nasty, brutish, and short — but it is all that Complain has ever known.

Brian Aldiss has created a layered book in 4 sections that will leave you with a kick to the stomach for the conclusion. A few simple words are persistently mispronounced wherever they occur, which made me grit my teeth, but I survived!

Also, there are some secondary mysteries of the generation ship that, although not crucial to the story, could use some additional exploration. Who was your favorite character and why? He even has a map to prove it. I have no idea. Aldiss’ description of the thought processes of the main characters is really well done and 4. Non-Stopon the other hand, manages to ask real questions, instead of pseudo-critical, rhetorical ones.


Always love a good twist in the end!

I didn’t expect it to be so well written, or to have quite as many cruel twists and reveals. And like any good generation ship story they progressively realize that their world is a lot more aldids they had imagined. Fortunately I encountered neither sources before reading, and rather enjoyed this story. However, if you like reading about generation ships Non-Stop is a good choice. My only gripe was the narrator’s “tensely” spoken character dialog.

The story revolves around a alriss starship that has suffered a mysterious catastrophe and left the survivors to degenerate into a brutish clan-orientated society. The Greene Tribe are little more than savages, following The Teachings that mostly promote self-interest and superstitious fear.

NON-STOP – Brian W. Aldiss (1958)

There were a few things that were a bit questionable such as mutant moths and mice, but overall these nojstop simply a distraction and nothing mpre. Ok, now on to the A small note.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Also, due to the extended length of time involved on the journey certain creatures have had the opportunity to evolve with a higher level of intelligence. Great story In this audiobook, most of the inhabitants of a multi-generational colony ship have forgotten all of their knowledge and do not realize they are living on a ship.

This was an extremely interesting book. It would be a very grand ambition, a triumph of science and engineering. I knew the basic plot going in – people on an interstellar generational ship descended into a state of barbarism and savagery, not really realizing that their world is an artificial starship, until somehow the truth is revealed. I actually loved it except the ending, mixed feeling about iteven though it is rather an exuberant and hyperactive book than a really good one.


What other tools and implements have survived? Along the journey, they learn more of the back story of the floundering expedition. However, in reality this person doesn’t exist and making a journey to realise this is actually more important in terms of self discovery. This isn’t a book. With the renegade priest Marapper, he moves into unmapped territory, where they make a series of discoveries which turn their universe upside-down Adventures and revelations ensue.

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It’s a fairly short book 8 hours so don’t expect a lot of epic surprises or character development, but it makes for a speedy and fun read. Non-Stop is basically a fast-paced adventure yarn, full of surprising twists and turns.

Which scene was your favorite? Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Google. As they enter unexplored territory, they are exposed to dangers and mysteries unimaginable — and secrets that will change their view alfiss reality forever. Sometimes I know the ideas by heart from scratch. Aldiss examining human nature in unusual circumstances to say the least, the underlying assumptions nevertheless exist closer to reality than the majority of sci-fi. The book has a pulpy nature but at its core it was built for a core diehard audience.

In this audiobook, most of the inhabitants of a multi-generational colony ship have forgotten all of their knowledge and do not realize they are living on a ship. Marketing was different in Bruan tale that is set in an unusual environment, the listener is never really sure until near the end, you think you know but is it or is it something completely different?