Robert Aickman

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Plaque at 11 Gower Street, London

Robert Fordyce Aickman (27 June 1914 – 26 February 1981) was an English writer and conservationist. As a writer, he is best known for his supernatural fiction, which he described as "strange stories".

Quotes[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

Growing Boys (1977)[edit]

All page numbers are from the reprint in Terry Carr (ed.), Year's Finest Fantasy (1978), 1st printing
  • She was almost glowing with resolution. She realized that to display moral qualities demands practice, just as much as intellectual and manual qualities.
    • p. 231
  • She had rather looked down on such shops and on such clothes, but that had been ignorance and the wrong kind of sophistication.
    • p. 240
  • I don’t spend all day reading the newspapers. It can get hold of you as poisonously as the television, if you once let it.
    • p. 242
  • Upon the passage to truth, cross-currents are to be expected.
    • p. 257

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