Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss, Sci-Fi Pioneer, Dies on 92nd Birthday

Brian Aldiss, the sci-fi author, whose story ‘Supertoys Last All Summer Long’ inspired Steven Spielberg’s 2001 film AI: Artificial Intelligence, has died peacefully at the age of 92. 

 

His death was announced in Twitter by his family today.

 

 

 

Brian Aldiss

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Neil Gaiman and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon were among many mourners who expressed their sadness at the news online. 

 

 

Aldiss originally began making up frightening stories to deter children from teasing him when he was sent to boarding school at age 6. 

 

During his career Aldiss counted C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien among his associates, and regularly drank with Kinsley Amis. In 2000, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America named him Grand Master. In 2005, he was awarded an OBE for services to literature.

 

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