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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 September, 2015

Memory, Natural and Unnatural

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Nature of Memory Perspectives from Art, History and Neuroscience 6.30 – 8pm | Tuesday 29 September Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London School of Economics Speakers Jessica Bland, Principal Researcher in Policy and Research, Nesta Sebastian Groes, Senior Lecturer in English Literature (University of Roehampton) Adam Roberts, Science Fiction Novelist and Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature (Royal […]

Well I Like Ebrei, and I Like Zombi, but Which Is Better? There’s Only One Way To Find Out …

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

From semi-editor Lavie Tidhar, I learn that an Italian edition of Jews Versus Zombies is now on the cards (including my story 'Zayinim', at which, as I have already noted, I worked assiduously for months, perfecting and titivating the sentences, balancing the structure, refining the narratorial voice and undertaking whole weeks of detailed zom/hebie research). […]

Rave, Rave Against the Dying of the Light

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

So my latest, and in all likelihood last, collection of SF essays and reviews is now out -- Rave and Let Die: the SF and Fantasy of 2014 (Steel Quill 2015). 269 pages of material, including several never-before-published reviews of books, a lo-o-ong introduction overviewing the state of the genre, and a sort of short-story […]

Judging

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The University of Glasgow 'Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities' group is running a writing competition. You might want to enter it, you know. We are pleased to announce a creative-writing competition for science fiction on the theme of medicine, health, and illness. Science fiction has a long tradition of medical stories: Frankenstein (reanimation), The […]

Unfilmable

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The evergreen i09 has a list of 'The 10 Most Unfilmable Books (That Absolutely Must Be Made Into Films)'. You could click on the link, if you wanted to, and find out which ten unfilmable books they think should be so honoured. If you wanted to.