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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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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Gord Sellar, over at, has reviewed On, my second novel, from way back when. It's a long, but (I think) fascinating review, as much a meditation on how to handle one's preconceptions -- including, interestingly, one's positive preconceptions -- when approaching a novel for review. This bit I especially liked: What I was doing, […]

Scotsman on Sunday on SF

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

A very nice piece from Stuart Kelly on New Model Army, Kraken and The Restoration Game (Scotsman on Sunday, June 20 2010): IF I were to say that these three novels dealt, respectively, with how technology is changing the nature of self and democracy; the politics of belief in the postmodern city; and the ramifications […]

On New Model Army

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Slight haitus around here; apologies for that. I'll try and be more regular, and will start with this splendid review of New Model Army on weRead (courtesy Phil): On one level, you could see this book as another sci-fi dystopia – and, yes, it’s that – but as ever, the writing is superb, the story […]

Guardian Review

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

I knew there was going to be a very short piece by me in today's Guardian Review about Terry Pratchett's Who-related ruminations. I knew that because I wrote the piece on Wednesday (though it doesn't appear to be online ...) What I didn't know, and didn't expect, was that the Guardian would carry the following […]

New Model Army signing

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

I'll be signing copies of New Model Army at Waterstones in High Wycombe, on Saturday the 15th May from 11am. Unaccountably, High Wycombe somehow escaped the depredations of my NMA in the novel itself, although nearby Maidenhead gets hammered. Perhaps the good citizens of High Wycombe wish to thank me for sparing their borough ...? […]

New Model Reviews

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

A few reviews of New Model Army have appeared. This is what Brigid Cherry at Total SciFi Online has to say: Roberts’ intriguing and spectacular work is less a novel than a philosophical treatise. If that sounds like a turn-off, it certainly shouldn’t be, for New Model Army is written in stunning prose that is […]

A Note on Cheryl Morgan

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Back in the days when she ran Emerald City Cheryl Morgan read and reviewed some of my writing. She didn't like it, for a number of perfectly valid reasons, which is, of course, fair enough. The thing is: for many readers that would have drawn the line under any further encounter with what I do. […]

Scrooge screviews

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

What am I up to? Well, since you ask (and so politely, too) I'm going through another revision of New Model Army, this one occasioned by the characteristically insightful, incisive comments of my editor, Simon Spanton. A good editor is is more precious than jewels and his value is far above rubies or pearls: and […]

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