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Solaris Rising

By Adam Roberts | November 10, 2011
Categories: Book News, Events and Appearances

After three previous volumes (two of which contained stories by me) Solaris is rising again, thanks to the metaphorical yeast of Ian Whates, that excellent individual. My contribution this time is a story called 'Shall I Tell You The Trouble With Time Travel?' In this story, I tell you, the reader, the trouble with time travel.

[14 Nov: this just in from, whose reader reviews are, as we all know, infallible: 'OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: I first read the Peter Hamilton story ... and the Adam Roberts story which features another crazy explanation of a sf trope, this time the paradoxes of time travel and has the expected superb prose and characters, while not much later I also read the Alastair Reynolds story which contained the author's trademark serious cosmological stuff interspersed with human interest that has made him the leading hard sf voice of our time ... In addition to the trio above, the stories by Eric Brown/Keith Brooke and Jaine Fenn respectively were also excellent ... great prose and characters added these two stories to the A++ top tier ones of the anthology. Overall I would say that Adam Roberts Shall I Tell You the Problem with Time Travel? is my favorite story of the anthology, but all of these five are stories that reminded me again why I love science fiction in the short form too!']

[17 Nov: A signing! A signing in Forbidden Planet, on Saturday 26th November at 1pm!]

[22nd Nov: My last update to this post ... I just saw the SFX review of this volume, sadly not online, which praised the whole thing, and praised my story in particular ('sublimely good ... worth the price of admission alone'). Which is nice.]

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5 Responses to “Solaris Rising”

  1. matt ridley Says:
    November 19th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Very well done, we're all very proud of you, keep up the good work! Cheers

  2. Richard Salter Says:
    November 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Adam, any chance you could scan the SFX review and send me a copy? Thanks in advance, Richard

  3. Adam Roberts Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Richard: I don't actually have it -- I browsed it in a newsagent. This may make me a bad person. It was positive, though.

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