2013 WFC Adds Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss, award-winning author, poet, artist, actor and raconteur, will be a Special Guest at the 2013 World Fantasy Convention.

A winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, Brian Aldiss was named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2000. In 2005 he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for services to literature in H.M. Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honours list.

His novels include Non-Stop [Starship], The Primal Urge, Hothouse, Greybeard, Earthworks, An Age (aka Cryptozoic!), Report on Probability A, Barefoot in the Head, Frankenstein Unbound (filmed by Roger Corman in 1990), The Malacia Tapestry, Brothers of the Head, Moreau’s Other Island, The Helliconia Trilogy (Helliconia Spring, Helliconia Summer and Helliconia Winter), Dracula Unbound, Jocasta, Walcot and Finches of Mars.

Aldiss joins previously announced Author Guests of Honour Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson, Artist Guest of Honour Alan Lee, Special Guest Tessa Farmer and Master of Ceremonies China Miéville in Brighton over the weekend of October 31–November 3, 2013.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]