The Sun is about to go Nova. Earth and Moon have ceased their axial rotation and present one face continuously to the sun. The bright side of Earth is covered with carnivorous forest. This is the Age of vegetables. Gren and his lady - not to mention the tummybelly men - journey to the even more terrifying Dark side. One of Aldiss' most famous and long-enduring novels, fast moving, packed with brilliant imagery.
Brian Aldiss is a distinguished science fiction writer and was made Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2000. In the sixties he originated the three science-fiction anthologies which combined to form THE PENGUIN SCIENCE FICTION OMNIBUS (1973). Aldiss was awarded an OBE in 2005 for his services to literature. He lives in Oxford.