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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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News for February

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

I've been busy. You wouldn't know it from this website, I concede; unless you were canny enough to realise that the reason updates have been so sparse lately is precisely because I've been busy. There will be more news soon, with concrete details, on books and other things; but for now I am breaking cover […]

H G Wells Blog

Monday, April 24th, 2017

I'm reading through the complete run of H G Wells books (fiction and non-fiction both) in order, and blogging about each as I do. You'll find the results on my Wells at the World's End blog, should you be interested. Be warned though: some* of the posts are pretty long ... ------- *All

News for August, or ‘Who Hath Not Seen Thee Oft Amid Thy Online Store?’

Friday, August 29th, 2014

In the parching August wind cornfields bow the head, sheltered in round valley depths on low hills outspread, and I have been moderately busy. I went on holiday, came back, spent time at Loncon, came back from that. Here's a round-up post of news. 1: is that I have finally rolled up the scroll named […]

New blogs

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

My old blogs having been guillotined, for various reasons, there are two new blogs. One is for 19th-century literary and related matters, and may interest you less. (I don't know! How would I know?). The other, Sibilant Fricative, is SFnal; but of limited scope. Limited how, you ask? This post explains matters. More tomorrow!


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Read all about it.


Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

In what I can't help but take as another example of this interesting phenomenon, SciFi Crowsnest's 'The Hyper Hundred: best scifi novels of 2010' includes my novel Splinter (Solaris 2007). I'm very pleased, obviously.

Lenin’s Tomb

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

There's an interesting discussion of 'the Swarm', Hardt & Negri and New Model Army over at the Lenin's Tomb blog: go and have a look.

Gary Numan

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

That's right: Numan. The estimable Philip Palmer invited to me contribute something on SF Music to his blog -- if I've held back from mentioning his blog here earlier, it must be because his blog is so much more varied and interesting, not to say so much better designed, than mine. But go check out […]

Twenty ten

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

What's coming? A couple of things, since you ask. New Model Army is published on the 10th of April. I'd say it is the best thing I have ever written, and by quite a wide margin too. That may, of course, not be saying very much; but it's a big deal for me. I'll be […]

Paul Cornell is a tall, powerfully-built stallion of a man

Monday, December 14th, 2009

...with a brain the size of a cement-mixer and taste so impeccable no pecca would come within two thousand miles of it. You can see that this from reading his blog: My three favourite novels of the year were probably Moxyland by Lauren Beukes, Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts and Zoe's Tale by John […]


Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Via this I discover this: London Evening Standard. The best books of the year: our reviewers name the titles that have meant the most to them over the past 12 months. FRANCIS SPUFFORD I spent this year finishing a book set in Russia, so I was all ready to delight in the charcoal-black satire of […]

OUP Book Blog

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Another contribution to another blog: follow this link to a piece I wrote for the OUP Blog, on Adam Foulds' Quickening Maze and Tennyson. My friend Doug Cowie knows Foulds a little bit, and says he's the nicest man imaginable. He's certainly a very gifted writer. On reflection I now consider this punkadiddle review of […]

Lou Anders speaks

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

And when Lou speaks, the world should listen. Because he's one of the best editors in the business. Of course, you might think I would say that, given the nice things he says about me in his latest column; but I assure you, and I expect you to believe me when I say, my […]

New Futurismic Column [pending] ponned.

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

My prog alter-ego The Adam Roberts Project (he's Slim Shady to my Eminem, sort of) has a new outlet. Not content with europrogblogging, he's now starting a monthly column at Paul Raven's excellent Futurismic site. I'll update this announcement when the first column rolls, which I believe will happen Wednesday coming. 28th Jan: No longer […]

Un (abashed, heralded)

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Stumbled across this assessment from Liviu C Suciu, recorded for all eternity on Mark Chitty's Walker of Worlds blog: "I am an unabashed Roberts fan and I consider him the best 'unheralded' sf author there by far, on par with any big sf name you care to mention.' Nice to know!

Slimey old Salt

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Dr Simon Park has been feeding my books to his slime mould:


Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

I've titivated and, in one case, retooled my blogs. Europrogo is still daily sententiae; Rambling Ad still a more occasional diary-style ramble (though check out their funky new colour schemes and headers); but Punkadiddle has been Augean-stabled, and will now be used as a place for me to jot down reviewerishesque thoughts about books I've […]


Monday, June 11th, 2007

As a coda to my catch-up posts, and a prelude to some proper Book-and-Story-related posting over the coming months, I thought I'd say a little something about my blogging. There are two things to say here. One is that I continue to contribute to the group-blog The Valve. If you go there right now you'll […]