Adam Roberts


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in London, The United Kingdom
June 30, 1965

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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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Here, to quote the Chemical Brothers, we go. And what does 2020 hold, for me? Some books, one appearance, and otherwise a considered and proportionate, I think, public-profile autodeëmphasis. So it goes.


Bookwise, I'm talking about a non-fiction on the end of the world (working title, which the publishers may or may not wear for the actual publication: It's Nigh or Never) and a fiction title for Go

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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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