London Evening Standard. The best books of the year: our reviewers name the titles that have meant the most to them over the past 12 months.
FRANCIS SPUFFORD I spent this year finishing a book set in Russia, so I was all ready to delight in the charcoal-black satire of Adam Roberts's Soviet UFO novel Yellow Blue Tibia (Gollancz, £12.95), even before it was tipped as a worthier winner of the Booker than anything on the actual shortlist.
May I not sound too Boraty as I say, in reply: 'nice!'. In other news, and also floated first on Twitter, this:
FORBIDDEN PLANET and Gollancz Publishing are delighted to be hosting an open-format, multi-author signing. Five authors, one event – at 6pm on Thursday November 26th, Forbidden Planet 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London will be playing host to: -
• David Devereux
• Paul McAuley
• Justina Robson
• Adam Roberts
• Chris Wooding
To promote the release of Justina’s new book CHASING THE DRAGON, Forbidden Planet and Gollancz Publishing have gathered a host of science fiction and fantasy talent into one event – an event to bring writers and fans together and to promote interest in new and different kinds of fiction.
This is a free-form and open signing, bringing the authors out from behind their tables and giving their readers a chance to meet them and talk to them about their work. An array of fantastic books will be on hand to be picked up and signed – including works by every one of the writers present.
And, as usual with these events, there are likely to be more than a few surprise guests...
...and a subsequent visit to the pub!
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