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Archive for January, 2009

Deathray reviews YBT

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The excellent Deathray (probably the best genre mag on the newsstands) chooses Yellow Blue Tibia as one of the 'Death Ray Five', viz. 'our pick of the month's most intriguing and/or important stuff'. A detailed, thoughtful review too, by Matt Bielby: You never know exactly what you're going to get with an Adam Roberts novel, [...]

Tom Holt on YBT: ‘this is a book you’ve got to read … you’ll end up wanting to kick a hole in the wall’

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Some reviews are good, some bad, and as a writer you take each kind as they come. But I have to say that Tom Holt's simultaneously good and bad review of Yellow Blue Tibia, in February's SFX, is a pure joy to read. I'd rather get reviews like this than any number of blander 'good, [...]

New Futurismic Column [pending] ponned.

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

My prog alter-ego The Adam Roberts Project (he's Slim Shady to my Eminem, sort of) has a new outlet. Not content with europrogblogging, he's now starting a monthly column at Paul Raven's excellent Futurismic site. I'll update this announcement when the first column rolls, which I believe will happen Wednesday coming. 28th Jan: No longer [...]

The Guardian reviews Yellow Blue Tibia

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Eric Brown, The Guardian, Saturday 10 January 2009: It's 1945. Stalin calls together a group of science fiction writers and orders them to produce a scenario of alien invasion; he perceives the American threat to be on the wane, and the Soviet state needs an enemy against which to rally. No sooner have the writers [...]

We Think Therefore We Are Now Available

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

I note on the ever-interesting blog of Paul McAuley (who wrote the introduction) that this fine collection is now out: edited by Pete Crowther, and containing a wealth of brilliant original fiction. My contribution is called 'Adam Robots' (do you see what I did, there, with the title?) and is one of my better stories, [...]

MMP Swiftly

Monday, January 5th, 2009

A big lovely box of mass market paperback copies of 'may be [my] masterpiece' Swiftly arrived in the post this morning [Amazon has it at 5.99: go on, you know you want to]. Over at Strange Horizon's 'best of 2008' feature, Dan Hartland picks Swiftly. Which is encouraging, not least because I'd say that though [...]