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Book Title: Barefoot in the Head (Corgi SF Collector's Library)|
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The size of the: 1.38 MB
v The author of the book: Brian W. Aldiss
Edition: Corgi Books
Date of issue: 1974
ISBN 13: 9780552096539
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Read full description of the books Barefoot in the Head (Corgi SF Collector's Library):When an undeclared Acid Head War breaks out, Britain is the first to be devastated by Psycho-Chemical Aerosols--tasteless, odourless, colourless psychedelic drugs, which distort the minds of thousands of civilians into extreme terror or extreme joy. When the warped citizens of Europe proclaim Colin Charteris their hero, he finds himself leading an unfathomable crusade in a devastated world.
Perhaps Aldiss's most experimental work, this first appeared in several parts as the 'Acid Head War' series in New Worlds. Set in a Europe some years after a flare-up in the Middle East led to Europe being attacked with bombs releasing huge quantities of long-lived hallucinogenic drugs. Into an England with a population barely maintaining a grip on reality comes a young Serb, who himself starts coming under the influence of the ambient aerosols & finds himself leading a messianic crusade. The narration & dialog reflects the shattering of language under the influence of the drugs, in mutating phrases & puns & allusions, in a deliberate echo of Finnegans Wake.--Wikipedia
Read information about the authorPseudonyms: Jael Cracken, Peter Pica, John Runciman, C.C. Shackleton, Arch Mendicant, & "Doc" Peristyle.
Brian Wilson Aldiss is one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition. Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 1999. Brian Aldiss recently celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday and is still writing to ardent applause.
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