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Greybeard (1964) [Novel]
by Brian W. Aldiss Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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The sombre story of a group of people in their fifties who face the fact that there is no younger generation coming to replace them; instead nature is rushing back to obliterate the disaster they have brought on theselves.

Distinguished by excellence of style and poetic intensity of vision, Greybeard is science fiction with a difference. Brian W. Aldiss posits a future in which mankind and most other mammals have been rendered sterile because of a cosmic "Accident" in 1981. By 2029 "large organizations had gone the way of large animals; the hedges grew, the copses heaved their shoulders and became forests; the rivers spread into marshland; and the mammal with the big brain eked out his dotage in small communities".

Original title: Greybeard
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionBleak Futures

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Greybeard (1964)
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Language: English

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Greybeard (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Poughkeepsie, NY
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 9780755100637
Pages: 258

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Greybeard (1964)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Pages: 245

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