Thanks again to Chad Dixon who has provided us with a link to a sound recording made of our London Meeting, A Tribute to Brian Aldiss on 24th January.
The night featured readings and anecdotes about Brian from his daughter Wendy, grandson Tom and author Dave Hutchinson among others.
Our next meeting is a tribute to the legendary novelist Brian Aldiss who passed away in 2017. Although not one of the founder members of the BSFA, Brian was given the #1 membership number very early in its days, and we were honoured to have him as our special guest at the BSFA/SFF joint AGM and mini-convention a couple of years ago.
Brian Aldiss won BSFA Awards in 1971 for his collection, The Moment of Eclipse, and in 1973 won a special award for Billion Year Spree. In 1982 he won the Best Novel award for Helliconia Spring, repeating the win in 1985 for Helliconia Winter.
The evening will feature readings from several authors including BSFA Award-winning Dave Hutchinson.
The BSFA's Monthly London Meetings are FREE!
When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec). Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar upstairs start at 19:00 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier. Interview starts ~19:15.
You can find us upstairs at:
The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND
Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican). Brewery: Fullers. Hot food available. SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)
Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal.
Future meetings: 28th February, we welcome Tade Thompson, author of Rosewater and The Murders of Molly Southbourne.
Brian Aldiss, 18th August 1925 – 19th August 2017. BSFA member number 1
This Tuesday, 2nd December, Brian Aldiss OBE will be appearing at The Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green London.
Brian will be in conversation with Scott Pack, from The Friday Project. The Friday Project have been republishing a Brian’s works of fiction and non-fiction since 2012, and last month published the first volume of Brian’s 300+ short stories, which are being collected together for the first time. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear the eminent author of many SF classics, including the much lauded Hellicona Trilogy, talk about his work and have books signed.
This event takes place from 7pm-8.30pm. Tickets, £5, are available here.