Brian Aldiss

Writers must fortify themselves with pride and egotism as best they can. The process is analogous to using sandbags and loose timbers to protect a house against flood. Writers are vulnerable creatures like anyone else. For what do they have in reality? Not sandbags, not timbers. Just a flimsy reputation and a name.

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Most of my poetry lies beyond the SF field, yet here I am corralled into ‘SF poetry’ as part of this poetry weekend. Of course, some might say, ‘you’ve made your own bed – now you must lie in it!’ But, while fully accepting that dictum, I’m not yet quite prepared to lie down.

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We belong to an age where apocalypse is our daily bread, coffee’s black, and we know we’re part of the abyss. Red Spider White Web is right on target in conveying that understanding. It splinters in the mind… the underworld of the century’s imaginings.

“We belong to an age where apocalypse is our daily bread, coffee’s black, and we know we’re part of the abyss. Red Spider White Web … Read More