Brian Aldiss

Martin Reed

Martin Reed

Martin leads the SoA's Communications team. He oversees our strategic communications and campaign-based activities, including PR, social media, events and partnerships.

22 August 2017

Brian had been a member of the SoA for more than 50 years, serving as distinguished Chair of our Management Committee in 1978, and subsequently for many years on our Council.

He was a huge, prolific talent, deservedly recognised as a towering figure in science fiction since the 1960s, and settling firmly into the position of much-admired elder statesman during his later years.

Brian, during his career, won two Hugo awards and one Nebula award, was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, served as Vice-President of the international H.G. Wells Society and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

His place in the history of English letters is assured, as a founding member of the Groucho Club and recipient of an OBE for Services to Literature – and as a writer who had so much to say, profoundly, not only about the distant future and distant planets, but about the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as he lived them. He will be missed.

Poetry and Spoken Word Group seeks new committee members

25 January 2023

Join our growing local network

25 January 2023

2022 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award

23 January 2023