The Light Really; Apology
Two Brian Aldiss stories: first, a philandering journalist is confined to home; whilst in Apology an elderly aristocrat's memory returns him to an incident that moved him greatly. Read by Ewan Bailey.
Brian Aldiss (b. 18 August 1925) is one of Britain's most prolific writers of speculative fiction, still writing today, his first book was written when he was 14. This selection of his shorter fiction celebrates the range of his interests from futuristic creation myths to biting social satire.
Greatly influenced by the science fiction pioneer HG Wells, his writings have been compared to those of Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear and Arthur C Clarke. His complete works are currently being republished.
Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Company.