Robert Aickman

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".

Plaque at 11 Gower Street, London


Short fictionEdit

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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