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Adam Roberts is the author of a growing number of science fiction novels, short stories, essays and other writings. This site contains not just his blog, but everything you could ever want to know about everything Adam has ever published. And more...

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Archive for July, 2009

Routledge SF Companion: reviews

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Gary K Wolfe in Locus doesnae like it very much: 'occupies a hazily defined territory ... there seems to have been a limited attempt to avoid overlap between the essays ... the index reveals Donna Harraway is cited 17 times and the Star Wars trilogy 26 times, Gene Wolfe is mentioned on four pages'. My [...]

Finncon 2009

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Tomorrow I get an early plane, no, wait, scrub that, a very early plane ... to fly to Finland for Finncon 2009. As you'll see from the link, that's 'Europe's largest science fiction & fantasy event'; and as you'll also see my status is somewhere between being a GoH and being some other manner of [...]

The Human Genre Project

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

A very neat notion from the estimable Ken MacLeod (who gives the backstory here): The Human Genre Project site has now gone live. I've contributed two things, a 1200-word story called 'The Chrome Chromosome' and a 10-line poem called 'Chromosome Poem'. Perhaps you can see what I'm doing with those titles. But this looks like [...]

My review of Tolkien’s Sigurd & Gudrun posted on SH

Monday, July 6th, 2009

It started out as a simple Strange Horizons review of "the latest title from the seemingly bottomless supply of posthumous Tolkieniana to be edited for publication by his son, Christopher". It turned into a mammoth, Lonesome Dove-style trek through the wastelands of criticism dragging the much-loved dead body of traditional-sequential characterisation after me. I dare [...]

Now on Twitter

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Despite being a white man deep into middle-age, I've decided to take the plunge on Twitter. This has nothing to do with providing myself with work-avoidance fodder, although I have just spent a minute coming up with the following faux-etymology. Twitter. v & n From Latin, tuito 'a taking care of, keeping, guarding, preserving, defense, [...]

Have yourself a zomberific Christmas

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Christmas? I know, I know; we're only just into July. It went like this: ZOMBIE EDITOR: We here at Zombie Publishing feel there aren't enough zombies in literature today. BRAAAAAIII... ME: I see. ZOMBIE EDITOR: ...IIINNNS! and accordingly we were wondering if you might BRAAAAAIIIINSS! write us a little stocking-filler book for the Christmas market; [...]