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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 October, 2011

Is Science Fiction the only true relevant literary genre today?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

You want an answer to that question? Why, then, you must come along to this: Event: Is Science Fiction the only true relevant literary genre today? 7 November 2011 New Scientist and the Waterstones Gower Street Lecture Series present, Is Science Fiction the only truly relevant literary genre today? Simon Ings, author of Dead Water, [...]

Jahr Jahr Binks

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Sascha Mamczak, Wolfgang Jeschke (eds) Das Science Fiction Jahr 2011 (Heyne 2011) -- Es kam in der Post. Es war groß, sehr groß und gefüllt mit SF - inklusive einem Interview mit "Adam Roberts" von Sascha Mamczak. Voon. Der. Bar. (Seriously -- 1312 pages! How do they do it? Amazing)

SFE3

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Very exciting: the long-awaited, much-expanded 3rd edition of the genre's standard reference work, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (edited John Clute, Peter Nicholls and David Langford) has at last gone live -- or at least, its Beta edition has (you can find out what the 'beta edition' is, here). I've made some miniscule contribution to [...]

Cheltenham Literary Festival 2011

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I'm appearing at the Cheltenham Literary Festival tomorrow (Wednesday) ayt 17:00, in company of the eloquently intelligent Mark Brake. Come along: it would be great to see you! (The event is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, an excellent organisation, and deserving of our support). Now, now, you may be saying: that's all very well -- [...]

Gollancz 50

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Here are 10 titles you have already read, or if you haven't you (a) ought to be ashamed, and (b) ought to read them at once. Gollancz have yellowed them up nicely, and put them on sale: check them out. One of them has an introduction by me! But I won't tell you which. Oh, [...]

Wasson and Alder (eds) Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010 (Liverpool 2011)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Dev Wasson-Gothic Science Fiction (2) Nice cover, what? This collection of ver interesting essays is now available, from Liverpool University Press. Its own extensive merits recommend it, without any need for my puffery; although I mention it here because I furnished a brief preface to the volume.