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Audio Interviews with Brian Aldiss

While interviewing with Don Swaim, Brian Aldiss talks about the history of science fiction, how the genre works, and gives examples using his novel, Helliconia. Aldiss goes on to explain the difference in the reception of his novels by British readers who have not embraced the science fiction genre as Americans have.

Listen in RealAudio to the Brian Aldiss interview with Don Swaim, March 27, 1984, RealAudio
(26 min. 25 sec.)

Brian Aldiss, 1984
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Brian Aldiss, a renowned science fiction writer, talks with Don Swaim during this 1986 interview about travel, how science fiction has changed over the years, and why many science fiction writers are including more fantasy in their stories. Aldiss has also written The Year Before Yesterday, Dracula Unbound and The Cretan Heat.

Listen in RealAudio to the Brian Aldiss interview with Don Swaim, March 19, 1986, RealAudio
(44 min. 14 sec.)

Brian Aldiss, 1986
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For many years most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. Wired for Books is proud to webcast these interviews in their entirety.

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