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Archive for March, 2008

Deathray on Swiftly

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I'm going to quote Guy Haley's review of Swiftly in full here, because it seems to me spot-on (about the weaknesses and the strengths, both, of the novel); and if I'm infringing his or Deathray's copyright I trust him to let me know. Another intriguing novel from one of the UK's most important working writers […]

SFX on Swiftly

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Richard Cobbett offers his opinion of the book in the latest SFX: Some speculative fiction ideas just jump right out of the page, and this is definitely one of them: a historical epic set in an England where Lemuel Gulliver was more than just the main character in a book by Jonathan Swift. ... Swiftly […]


Thursday, March 27th, 2008

A couple of brief items, foremost among them: Darren Turpin, known to some by the spritely monker Ariel, is the man who made this website. He did a fine job, too, as you can see by looking around. More, he has maintained it expertly since creating it despite my periodic attempts at smashing it up […]

Gevers judges Swifters

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Nick Gevers is one of the best reviewers working in SF today: deeply knowledgeable about the genre and with both eloquence and an impeccable judgment. He has not always liked my fiction overmuch previously, so it's particularly gratifying to read his review of my latest over at SFSite. Swiftly ... is an enormously ambitious novel, […]

More Swiftly reviews

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

SFRevue respect rather than love the novel: 'An endlessly inventive writer, Adam Roberts can, it seems, turn his hand to any kind of science fiction story ... The result is more admirable than it is enjoyable, but once again it confirms Roberts as one of our most intelligent and versatile authors and I look forward […]