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Cryptozoic!

Brian Aldiss

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S.F. Masterworks, Science fiction

A mind-bending time-travel novel from the multi-award-winning author or Helliconia

In the year 2093, human consciousness has expanded to the point that man can visit the past using a technique called 'mind-travelling'. Artist Edward Bush returns from a lengthy 'trip' to the Jurassic period to find the government overthrown by an authoritarian regime. Given his mind-travel experience, he is recruited by the new regime to track down and assassinate a scientist whose ideas threaten to topple the status quo. However, the job of an artist is not to take orders but to ask questions . . .

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Praise for Cryptozoic!

  • Excellent . . . ingenious and shocking - Sunday Telegraph

  • Well-written, evocative and disturbing . . . Aldiss is a magician - Sunday Times

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Brian Aldiss

Brian W. Aldiss (1925 - 2017)
Brian Wilson Aldiss was born in 1925. He was a highly decorated science fiction author who achieved the rare feat of acceptance as a writer of real significance by the literary establishment in his lifetime. As well as his many award-winning novels he has been a hugely important anthologist and editor in the field. He also wrote the pre-eminent history of the genre (with David Wingrove), Billion Year Spree (later expanded and revised as Trillion Year Spree). He died in 2017 the day after his 92nd birthday.

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