Aldous Huxley was an important figure in early modern science fiction. His 1932 novel Brave New World is a seminal work, listed within many "top 100 novel" lists and dealing with subjects including reproduction, cloning, psychological manipuation, recreational drug use and many other themes but most importantly on the issue of the "dehumanising aspects of scientific progress" - it was way ahead of its time and stands as a classic in literature.
The Modern Library ranked the book fifth on it's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time and also very well known for his use of psychedelic drugs, reportedly asking his wife on his deathbed for "100mg of LSD".
Over his career as a writer he created a number of essays, short stories, novels, film scripts and poetry and for a time was the editor of the magazine "Oxford Poetry".
- Crome Yellow (1921)
- Antic Hay (1923)
- Those Barren Leaves (1925)
- Point Counter Point (1928)
- Brave New World (1932)
- Eyeless in Gaza (1936)
- After Many a Summer (1939)
- Time Must Have a Stop (1944)
- Ape and Essence (1948)
- The Genius and the Goddess (1955)
- Island (1962)