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New for Spring

By Adam Roberts | May 4, 2018
Categories: Book News

The big news for Spring is that the novel I wrote out of Anthony Burgess's Black Prince screenplay, working with his idea of doing the 14th-century in the style of Dos Passos, is going to be published. Over at Unbound enough pledges have been obtained to make the book a reality (in October, I think), and there, at the head of this post, is the gorgeous Jeffrey Alan Love cover-art in which livery it will appear. I'm seriously delighted by this.

Otherwise things have been chugging along. The SF Awards season is coming to an end, with all the important prizes either awarded or shortlisted, which means I can now say that no novel or short-story I wrote during 2017 has troubled the shortlist drawer-uppers of any award. This was what I thought would happen, and although it's of course disappointing to me personally it's a matter of perfect indifference to SF as a whole (that's the third year straight this has been the state of affairs, which tells you something about where my work stands in terms of the genre's collective markers of esteem). I have some Real Town Murders sequel news to share, which I will do shortly, and one or two other things going on. But mostly, so far in 2018, I have been doing other sorts of writing, specifically (a) putting down the markers on a 'Literary Biography' of H G Wells, and (b) slowly building the argument for a scholarly monograph on Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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  1. Asterixia Says:
    May 7th, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Last year there was a opening parade in the early afternoon 1pm or 2pm when the candidates for miss umbrella festival bicycle down the main street. but the large parade happens around dusk with floats and dignitaries. Like many Thai events it then moves into a formal stage with dignitaries and local politicians thanking everyone involved. That is followed by the awarding miss umbrella festival and then some really beautiful and impressive traditional entertainment Last year the location was a bit small for the crowd creating quite a crunch to view, I''m hoping perhaps for a change to that. It''s a great event but bring your patience. Lots of street food, music etc. If you''re interested there is a dance party that goes late. My times are approximate and as you may have heard things can change quickly. See you there

  2. Aditya Says:
    August 17th, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Hey amazing post dear.

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