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What our members are saying: I submitted all your suggested amendments, fearing the worst and expecting my publisher to tell me to "walk". I couldn't have been more wrong! They accepted virtually all your amendments without question.

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Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death, earlier this week, of science fiction author Brian Aldiss.

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An author's name is their brand.


An author's name is their brand.