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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The Campbell finalists' list has been announced. And here it is:

Nina Allan, The Race (Newcon Press)

James L. Cambias, A Darkling Sea (Tor)

William Gibson, The Peripheral (G.P. Putnam's Sons)

Daryl Gregory, Afterparty (Tor)

Dave Hutchinson, Europe In Autumn (Solaris)

Simon Ings, Wolves (Gollancz)

Cixin Liu (Ken Liu, translator), The Three-Body Problem (Tor)

Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (Knopf)...

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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

“And after night comes day, or more night, depending on the particular time-frame you choose to apply to your perspective.”
Adam Roberts, By Light Alone



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