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A "brilliant . . . classic of the field" generation ship adventure from the Golden Age of Science Fiction by the author of the Helliconia Trilogy (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction).

Non-Stop is Grand Master of Science Fiction and Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Brian W. Aldiss's debut novel. Written in response to Robert Heinlein's Orphans of the Sky and published in the late 1950s, it is set in a primitive world, home to tribes of inhabitants who endure their harsh and stunted lives in a maze of corridors. Though legends exist that they're actually on a ship traveling through the universe, no one really believes it. But that conviction doesn't stop a group of people from embarking on a mission to find the rumored "Forwards" section and its control room. Through a tangled, hydroponic jungle, they'll encounter telepathic animals, giants, outcasts, and mutants in an epic race to uncover the truth-and survive . . .

"A breakneck ride filled with some truly disturbing and chaotic imagery . . . Aldiss' world is visceral and powerful." -Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

"Worth reading, and quite a significant contribution to the long SF history of generation ship novels." -SF Site

Praise for Brian W. Aldiss

"A major figure in world SF . . . Whatever else Aldiss may be, predictable he is not." -The Guardian

"One of the most influential-and one of the best-SF writers Britain has ever produced." -Iain M. Banks, award-winning author of the Culture series

"One of the most important SF writers of the 20th century." -Publishers Weekly

Book information

ISBN: 9781504064040
Publisher: Open Road Media
Imprint: Open Road Media
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Edition: Digital Original
Language: English
Number of pages: 190
Weight: -1g