The second book in the Horatio Stubbs Trilogy, available for the first time on ebook.
A Soldier Erect finds Horatio Stubbs, the hero of The Hand-Reared Boy, serving in the Far East during WW2. Thankfully, the war doesn’t get in the way of his sexual escapades.
Brian says: “In the second novel concerning Horatio Stubbs, World War II has broken out. Stubbs is serving in the British army in India and Burma. After tussles with whores in India comes the struggle with the Japanese in the jungle. The only novel to describe a soldier’s life in the ‘Forgotten Army’. Like its predecessor, Soldier was a best seller in England.”
‘A funny and intelligent novel’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘Richly human novel’ THE TIMES
‘The scenes from barrack-room life have a Kipling-esque vigour and uproariousness’ SUNDAY TIMES
About the author
Brian Aldiss, OBE, is a fiction and science fiction writer, poet, playwright, critic, memoirist and artist. He was born in Norfolk in 1925. After leaving the army, Aldiss worked as a bookseller, which provided the setting for his first book, THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES (1955). His first published science fiction work was the story ‘Criminal Record’, which appeared in Science Fantasy in 1954. Since then he has written nearly 100 books and over 300 short stories.