Barrington J. Bayley
|Barrington J. Bayley|
9 April 1937|
|Died||14 October 2008
|Pen name||Alan Aumbry, Michael Barrington (with Michael Moorcock), John Diamond, P. F. Woods|
|Literary movement||New Wave|
Barrington J. Bayley (9 April 1937 – 14 October 2008) was an English science fiction writer.
Bayley was born in Birmingham and educated in Newport, Shropshire. He worked a number of jobs before joining the Royal Air Force during 1955; his first published story, "Combat's End", had been printed the year before in Vargo Statten Magazine.
During the 1960s, Bayley became friends and a frequent collaborator with New Worlds editor Michael Moorcock, who described himself as "the dumb one in the partnership" and adopted science fiction's New Wave style. His short stories featured regularly in New Worlds magazine and then later in various New Worlds paperback anthologies, His first book, The Star Virus, was followed by more than a dozen other novels; his downbeat, gloomy themes have been cited as influential on the likes of M. John Harrison, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Iain Banks and Alastair Reynolds.
Bayley died of complications from bowel cancer on 14 October 2008. During 2001, he had written an outline for a sequel to Eye of Terror, provisionally titled An Age of Adventure. The novel was unreleased at the time of his death but rumours and listings of copies have circulated, including claims of a 2002 release date and a page count of 288. The book still makes appearances in lists of his works, including the bibliography in the ebooks of Bayley's works released by the Gollancz SF Gateway.
Bayley used the pseudonyms P.F Woods, J. Barrington Bayley, Alan Aumbry, Michael Barrington, Simon Barclay, and John Diamond.
|The Star Virus||1970||Barrington J. Bayley||expansion of a 1964 short story of the same name|
|Annihilation Factor||1972||Barrington J. Bayley||expansion of "The Patch" from 1964|
|Empire of Two Worlds||1972||Barrington J. Bayley|
|Collision Course||1973||Barrington J. Bayley||aka Collision with Chronos|
|The Fall of Chronopolis||1974||Barrington J. Bayley|
|The Soul of the Robot||1974||Barrington J. Bayley|
|The Garments of Caean||1976||Barrington J. Bayley|
|The Grand Wheel||1977||Barrington Bayley|
|Star Winds||1978||Barrington J. Bayley|
|The Pillars of Eternity||1982||Barrington J. Bayley|
|The Zen Gun||1983||Barrington J. Bayley|
|The Forest of Peldain||1985||Barrington J. Bayley|
|The Rod of Light||1985||Barrington J. Bayley|
|Eye of Terror||1999||A Warhammer 40,000 novel|
|The Sinners of Erspia||2005||Barrington J. Bayley|
|The Great Hydration||2005||Barrington Bayley|
|The Knights of the Limits||1978||Barrington Bayley||Collection of nine short stories|
|The Seed of Evil||1979||Collection of thirteen short stories|
- "About Barrington J Bayley". Fantastic Fiction. FantasticFiction. 12 October 2008. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
- Lindroos, Juha (July 1998). "Barrington Bayley: Zen Master of Modern Space Opera". Astounding Worlds of Barrington Bayley. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
- Moorcock, Michael (31 January 2002). "Fantastic Metropolis » The Bayley-Moorcock Letters". Archived from the original on 30 June 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Obituary: Barrington J. Bayley". Locus Online. Locus Publications. 15 October 2008. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
- Clute, John (1993). "Bayley, Barrington J.". In Clute, John; Nicholls, Peter. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2nd ed.). St. Martin's Press.
- "Sporting with the Chid". Teahouse on the Tracks. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
- "Barrington J. Bayley: "An Age of Adventure"". Astounding Worlds of Barrington J. Bayley. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- Barrington J. Bayley at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Astounding World of Barrington J. Bayley Fan Site
- Annihilation Factotum Overview by Rhys Hughes
- Three Stories by Barrington Bayley[dead link] - The Infinite Searchlight, The God Gun and Mutation Planet hosted online with the author's permission
- Barrington J. Bayley at Library of Congress Authorities, with 5 catalogue records