Brian Aldiss in 2005. Creative Commons photo by Szymon Sokół.
Science fiction great Brian Aldiss has died; he was a major figure for decades. R.U. Sirius mentioned his psychedelic novel Barefoot in the Head on Twitter; Jesse Walker liked Frankenstein Unbound. My favorite among his novels is The Malacia Tapestry. But I actually thought his short fiction was particularly good, and so I enjoyed every short story collection of his that I came across.
An Aldiss quote purportedly praising Robert Anton Wilson as a "genius with a G" (or words to that effect) appears on some of RAW's books, although I thought Aldiss actually was referring to Ken Campbell's production of Illuminatus!, can anyone clarify?
Aldiss was 92; the Guardian ran a good obituary.