by Brian Aldiss
It is the very near future. Paul Ali, a young science fiction writer, who has the perceived misfortune of a Muslim heritage, has been arrested for no compelling reason.
He is held as prisoner B, without a lawyer and isolated.
Whenever the powers-that-be fancy a diversion, they beat him up.
A foul-mouthed jobsworth subjects him to coarse and unremitting questioning.
To escape from this humiliation prisoner B writes - in the privacy of his mind - a science fiction novel set on a planet in every sense a thousand light years away.
But gradually the two worlds start to converge...In the tradition of dystopias like "1984", this novel shocks and entertains.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 232 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 21/08/2008
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780715637623