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Daily Mail on YBT

By Adam Roberts | February 16, 2009
Categories: Book News


The Daily Mail, no less. And they liked it. The review is mostly plot expo, and thumbnailing what goes on, but it ends: "Adam Roberts takes an intriguing premise and makes the most of it in this entertaining and intelligent novel."

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6 Responses to “Daily Mail on YBT”

  1. Nic Says:
    February 17th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    The Mail, eh? Fame at last. Just finished YBT yesterday, and loved it.

  2. Peadar Says:
    February 19th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I finished it a few days ago and loved it too. Congratulations.

  3. Steve Says:
    February 20th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I just got done reading YBT. In this reality, I loved it. I wonder: Is Mr. Robert's aware the Tibia is in the leg, is he not aware of this, or is there a third option...?

    Steve Bonin

  4. sdv Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I'm reading and greatly enjoying YBT at the moment, it has touches, deliberate or otherwise of the great science fiction of the soviet period. But without the utopian line that runs through the work... nice piece of work.

  5. Adam Roberts Says:
    February 23rd, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks, guys: I appreciate your positive words.

    Steve: nice.

  6. Liviu Says:
    February 24th, 2009 at 4:34 am

    I have been a big fan since Stone and bought all the novels, read almost all, and I have to say that YBT is just pure fun and probably the most accessible of your novels.

    I've done a review of YBT for a leading sff review/news blog Fantasy Book Critic led by Robert Thomson and it will be up there sometime soon.

    From my review:

    "The policeman taping his menacing act rather than the actual interrogation, the huge KGB agent with the brain power of an ox ("and if you do have to kill him, remember to put him in the chute"), the nuclear physicist turned taxi driver because of his unnamed syndrome ("lock, unlock, relock, unlock, relock"), but most of all our "ironist" narrator have such memorable lines that Yellow Blue Tibia is worth reading for that alone, leaving aside its sf-nal content, "radiation aliens", Multiverse and UFO original takes."