Category Archive: Blogging
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 [...]
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!
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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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
...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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 Tor.com column; but I assure you, and I expect you to believe me when I say, my [...]
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 [...]
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!
Dr Simon Park has been feeding my books to his slime mould:
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 [...]
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 [...]