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Brian Aldiss is an English author of general fiction and science fiction, greatly influenced by H G Wells. He saw action in Burma during WWII, which influenced several of his books. After the war he became a bookseller in Oxford and wrote short pieces for science fiction magazines and a bookseller trade journal. His first book, about a sales assistant in a bookshop, was published in 1955. He has also edited a number of anthologies.
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