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Archive for June, 2010

What Does Nader Elhefnawy Think of New Model Army?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

It's a good question; and the answer is here, at Strange Horizons: 'Roberts's depiction of the results is quite well thought out in some respects ... Still, the book has its share of implausibilities.' Some point of praise, balanced by points of dispraise. Most of what has been said so far is in line with […]


Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Gord Sellar, over at, has reviewed On, my second novel, from way back when. It's a long, but (I think) fascinating review, as much a meditation on how to handle one's preconceptions -- including, interestingly, one's positive preconceptions -- when approaching a novel for review. This bit I especially liked: What I was doing, […]

*Yellow Blue Tibia* has been shortlisted for the 2010 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The headline there says it all: I'm absolutely delighted to have been named a finalist for this prestigious award. Just look at the company I'm keeping!

Scotsman on Sunday on SF

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

A very nice piece from Stuart Kelly on New Model Army, Kraken and The Restoration Game (Scotsman on Sunday, June 20 2010): IF I were to say that these three novels dealt, respectively, with how technology is changing the nature of self and democracy; the politics of belief in the postmodern city; and the ramifications […]

La Gradisil Française

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Gorgeous new Folio SF edition of Gradisil, as translated into French by the estimable Elisabeth Vonaburg. 800 pages long, too!

On New Model Army

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Slight haitus around here; apologies for that. I'll try and be more regular, and will start with this splendid review of New Model Army on weRead (courtesy Phil): On one level, you could see this book as another sci-fi dystopia – and, yes, it’s that – but as ever, the writing is superb, the story […]