Ecological disaster has left the English countryside a wasteland. Humanity faces extinction, unless Greybeard and his wife Martha are successful in their quest for the scarcest and most precious of resources: human children.
‘Mr Aldiss’ novel is suffused with grief at the loss of children . . . he uses the genre novel to explore themes of importance to him’
P. D. James
‘A truly impressive achievement’
Science Fiction: the 100 Best Novels
Greybeard is available as an SF Masterworks paperback and an SF Gateway eBook. You can find more of Brian Aldiss’s work via his Author page on the SF Gateway website and read more about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.