Adam Roberts





Adam Roberts


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Adam Roberts (born 1965) is an academic, critic and novelist. He also writes parodies under the pseudonyms of A.R.R.R. Roberts, A3R Roberts and Don Brine. He also blogs at The Valve, a group blog devoted to literature and cultural studies.

He has a degree in English from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from Cambridge University on Robert Browning and the Classics. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. Adam Roberts has been nominated twice for the Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 2001, for his debut novel, Salt, and in 2007, for Gradisil.

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Something else that happened over the summer was the 10th anniversary of Ian Whates' excellent Newcon Press. To celebrate this auspicious event , Ian commissioned SF stories on the topic of 'ten', and the result is the volume whose handsome cover adorns the top of this post. I think you should buy it, and you can take that as a disinterested recommendation, because I'm not even in it. Ian di...

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By Light Alone

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The Soddit: Or, Let's Cash ...

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Stone

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New Model Army

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Salt

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The Thing Itself

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“A realist writer might break his protagonist's leg, or kill his fiancee; but a science fiction writer will immolate whole planets, and whilst doing so he will be more concerned with the placement of commas than the screams of the dying.”
Adam Roberts, Yellow Blue Tibia
tags: humor, sf

“I never liked the news; it pretends to be all different, every day, when in fact it is all the same.”
Adam Roberts, Gradisil

“Let us say that science fiction is a kind of conceptual disorientation of the familiar.”
Adam Roberts, Yellow Blue Tibia

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Lock In by John Scalzi
2014, Hardcover 320 pages, 3.83 avg rating
$10.67 Kindle, paperback starts at $7plus

Lock In by John Scalzi
 
  5 votes, 35.7%

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
2008, 306 pages, AR 3.82
$7.99 Kindle, cheap used hardcover, $7 plus for paper

The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
 
  3 votes, 21.4%

Jack Glass by Adam Roberts
2012, 373 pages, AR 3.7
$5.19 Kindle, cheap used print

Jack Glass by Adam Roberts
 
  2 votes, 14.3%

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
2014, 316 pages, AR 3.75
$8.97 Kindle, cheap in paperback (4 bucks and up)

The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1) by Ben H. Winters
 
  2 votes, 14.3%

Ende: A Diary Of The Third World War by Anton-Andreas Guha
1986, 146 pages, AR 4.62
NO EBOOK, paperback very cheap ($2ish)

Ende A Diary Of The Third World War by Anton-Andreas Guha
 
  2 votes, 14.3%

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro
2014, 80 pages, just a couple of ratings so far
$3.99 Kindle, $7 paperback

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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