Earthworks [Brian W. Aldiss] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a future where the Earth has been savaged by overpopulation and. The future Earth of Brian Aldiss’s Earthworks is a moribund ecological disaster, ruined by poisons, greed, unsustainable development and. It’s a world whose natural resources are almost bankrupt; whose population expansion has reached the suffocating Point; whose technical development cannot.

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Previous Post Book Review: Feb 07, Jon rated it it was ok. I have an entire list of overpopulation novels — perhaps you know of a few more I can add?

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Paperbackpages. It was like; yeah everything’s so bad for humanity that the best thing briqn can do is start a nuclear war.

What art have I seen? Nov 16, Lutfi Turan rated it liked it. Views Read Edit View history. It has been a day I finished the book still I found it hard to remember the conspiracy our anti-hero Knowles was in. Are not we eating the very same crab products like described in the book grown from genetically mutated seeds and full of insecticides and other chemical remnants.

Not sure that I really understood it. Choked, disease-ridden towns, robots and prison gangs tending the bare, poisond renched countryside are all characteristic of Knowle’s world; only Out of Africa comes a dead man walking upon the water – a portent of the political adventures into which j Knowle Noland, ex-convict, ex-travellerand captain of the 80,ton freighter Trieste Star, is about to tumble headlong.

Interesting — I just read this the other day and have written most of a review myself. I felt kind of bad picking on the rest of the plot because I have no problem with minimal to non-existent plots.


What I do remember is the prescience of the author in his views of the future of shipping. Secondly, there are some gruesome murders. That part of it feels prescient.

Book Review: Earthworks, Brian W. Aldiss (1965)

Yet I knew that one day I would read it, and now I have. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Then does something and the book ends The blurb Dec 06, Albert Gomperts rated it liked it. I enjoyed this book, if you enjoy other Aldiss, you might like it too, but not for everyone. Click to print Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens aldisss new window Like this: I really find Aldiss a great idea man and I absolutely love this theme in science fiction.

Overall, in short, dont bother. Ezrthworks book is rarely mentioned in the Aldiss oeuvre, but it has so much of what makes his writing distinctive, and is a nice bridge into the New Wave works to follow in just qldiss few years. Earthworks is a bruan science fiction novel by British science fiction author Brian Aldiss.

May 01, Paul Bryant rated it did not like it Shelves: So, start with Sense of Wonder, end with Ethics, and I’m pretty happy.

Stellenweise durch die Wahnvorstellungen des Protagonisten etwas verworren, sonst aber ein recht solider dystopischer SF. This short novel from is set on a future Earth ravaged by over-population and industrial agriculture.

Frankly, I don’t really remember much about this one, so I gave it a sort of middle of the road ranking. You are commenting using your Twitter account. When I walked on the bridge, it was as though I was walking on an enormous photograph that was made of wood and steel, and underneath the river existed as an enormous movie film that showed nothing but a continuous blank.


And is not the beef we consume is from the cattle breed artificially which does not taste like meet at all? Mankind is broken, starving, wracked earrhworks disease and divided by bitter aldiss injustice. Most people live in cities, but all work is done automatically.

Aldiss No preview available – Outside crowded cities controlled by a police statea class of wealthy and powerful “Farmers” exploit a rural prison labour population and hunt down subversive “Travellers” who have broken free of social controls.

Jul 31, Charles rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 19, Paul Vann rated it really liked it. View all 9 comments.

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I’ll be honest, although it had started off well and fairly intriguing, for the majority of the book there was a heavy sense of not really having a clue what was going on beyond occasional moments of relative lucidity.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The plot concerns a conflicted centr Short story. It amazes me that anyone thought such a novel could be suitable for children.

Photographing it with my Instamatic was like photographing a photograph. Pakte me op de een of andere manier niet.

Earthworks by Brian W. Aldiss

The planet earth speeds on its collision course with disaster. Oct 07, Lewis Manalo rated it liked it. Apr 17, Marin rated it liked it.

Aldiss Group on Good Reads He alone is prepared to fire a shot that will throw the world into earghworks war, but may leave a brave new world for the survivors.