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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 January, 2012

University of Kent at Canterbury Reading

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

I'm giving one of the University of Kent at Canterbury 'CREATIVE WRITING TUESDAY READINGS' (6 pm; £2 entry; Darwin College Senior Common Room) next Tuesday (31st Jan). I grew up in Canterbury, so I'm really looking forward to this event.

2012 BSFA Awards

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

I'm immensely pleased and honoured that By Light Alone has been shortlisted for the 2012 BSFA Award for Best Novel. The shortlist is a very strong one, this year: Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith (Newcon Press) Embassytown by China Mieville (Macmillan) The Islanders by Christopher Priest (Gollancz) By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (Gollancz) Osama [...]

First Fictions

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

I'm appearing at the First Fictions event this weekend, at the University of Sussex -- Sunday 22nd Jan. It would be great to see you, if you're there, or thereabouts. At 4pm I'll be interviewing the superb Elleke Boehmer, both a brilliant literary critic and postcolonial theorist, and an exceptional novelist. Then, two hours later [...]

Ellison, and on, and on

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Through the frontdoor post-hole this morning: my copy of the Gollancz 'SF Masterworks' edition of this great classic of the genre, Edited By Harlan Ellison, by Dan G. Rous Visions. 600 pages of stories that changed science fiction: £9.99 on the back cover (£5.29 from amazon right now, I see), unmissable. This new edition incorporates [...]

By Light Alone

Friday, January 13th, 2012

A little belatedly (must attend to this 'bsite more frequently): a brief round-up of things that have been written about By Light Alone. To begin with a couple of actual readers, since they're the most important people. First Lizzie Barrett, on facebook: I have just finished By Light Alone by Adam Roberts. If you like [...]