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Riffing on Strings

By Adam Roberts | June 17, 2008
Categories: Book News

the cover art perhaps looks a little rude, but is in fact the painting 'Superstrings' by Flix Sorondo
Back from Sweden (where a splendid time was enjoyed by all) to find my contributor copy of Sean Miller and Shveta Verma's collection Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory (you can, and should, buy a copy from amazon, you know). There are essays here, stories, many poems (some of them ... I sound surprised, I know ... really good poems) and a top-drawer play by Carole Bugg. My contribution is a story called 'S-Bomb' which is all about the superstring and what happens when you cut it; but the volume really is worth the price of admission alone for Miller's marvellous introduction, which packs enormous amounts of info and insight into a small space. I'm really delighted to be a part of this project.

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4 Responses to “Riffing on Strings”

  1. David Says:
    June 18th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    And give some thought about the point of cynicism! In my expersience, those who actively try to avoid becoming cynics lead a happier life.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:
    June 18th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    There may be something in what you say; be a happy cat, not a dour dog. Still, I've always rather admired Diogenes the Cynic for what he said to Alexander.

  3. Jess Says:
    July 4th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Isn't Sean doing his PhD on that sort of thing at RHUL? Good on him!

  4. Adam Roberts Says:
    July 4th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    He is: this collection is one of the offshoots of his research.

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