Review: Non-Stop


Non-Stop
Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Written in 1958, this 1976 reissue of Brian Aldiss’ first novel shows him at his best. The action pulls the reader through what we would now consider technical implausibilities, with the inventive zest of a fresh writer making his mark on the genre.
The protagonist, Roy, leaves a brutish, inward-looking existence of his tribe. In doing so he is thrown into a series of events that paint a strange picture of the world about him; not one would would readily recognise. He encounters different human tribes, some are more advanced. There are puzzles, however; why do some grow to a great size? Others are suspected of being aliens, can that be true? Who are all these tribes? The answers connect to a central mystery that Roy begins to unravel.
What he discovers changes his view of everything he believed in.

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About TP Archie

I have lived in and around Burnley, Lancs, for most of my life. My four children are grown For a living I'm an accountant. I'm interested in current affairs, history and writing. For a while I was the face of My Telegraph Writers on the blogging platform of the London Daily Telegraph. My hobbies include SF, Fantasy, Anime, comic books, Vinyl and self publishing. My longer works include: A Guide to First Contact The Turning Stone Angel in My Heart Men for the Stars Mission Samurai The Tau Device Dragon Shard Door Witch Bluebelle Brant Lucky Shorter fiction: The Wrong Lane and other diversions The Slow Holocaust and other stories An Empty Bucket and other stories Eggman and other concoctions Night of Life and other fictions Under Winter's Bough Unfinished Tales Other works Poetry - Silt from Distant Lands Burnley (the town and its Grammar school) a private reproduction (with a new cover) of Juvaini's History of the World Conqueror
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1 Response to Review: Non-Stop

  1. Terence Park says:

    Reblogged this on A Guide to First Contact and commented:

    Really belongs here

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