The world of science fiction has lost a giant with the passing of Britain’s Brian Aldiss at the age of 92.
His short story “Supertoys Last All Summer Long,” the tale of a boy-like robot, was the basis for the 2001 film “Artificial Intelligence” which was developed by Stanley Kubrick and directed by Steven Spielburg.
Aldis is described an “author of science fiction classics” as well as “an entertaining memoirist”.
His other works included “Greybeard”, “Hothouse” and the “Helliconia Trilogy,” a trio of novels set on a planet where seasons last for centuries.
Aldis turned 92 this past Friday and died in the early hours of Saturday morning.