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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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Category Archive: Short Fiction

Sir Niallalot Reviews

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Niall Alexander (@niallalot on Twitter) has reviewed Robots for the Tor.Com blog. It's a thoughtful, interesting review, with some positive and some negative things to say. He calls the book overall a 'difficult, if intermittently excellent (and certainly representative) collection'. Can't say fairer than that. One thing particularly piqued my interest: Some of the science [...]

Dozois 2013

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Gardner Dozois's 30th collection of the Best SF of the year is out. It contains a story by me, but (to quote Paul McAuley, who has two stories in the volume), 'don't let that put you off.' I might as well go on quoting Paul, actually: Gardner says: 'Every year is special, because every year [...]

Adam Robots Reader

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Wait, that cover splash is not right. That's better. Well, my collection of short fiction was published. It has been variously reviewed, and I have been unsystematic about gathering notices together. But here is one I saw today, by Niall Harrison, that tall man, on the Strange Horizons blog: Thesis: Adam Roberts is distinctive among [...]

Martin Citywit

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Captures my mood rather well at the moment, actually: artwork by the estimable Gary Northfield based on a short story of mine called 'Martin Citywit' which will be appearing in Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke, a collection of SF shorts based on Dickens and edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin. The book is [...]

New Story: ‘The Mary Anna’

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Not entirely new (it appeared in the Starship Sofa Stories Vol 2 collection a while ago, with a lovely picture); but no-one seems to have noticed it when it came out in that venue, so I'm reposting it for free on my Europrog blog. The story is called 'The Mary Anna': a lump of Golden-Age-esque [...]

We Think Therefore We Are Now Available

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

I note on the ever-interesting blog of Paul McAuley (who wrote the introduction) that this fine collection is now out: edited by Pete Crowther, and containing a wealth of brilliant original fiction. My contribution is called 'Adam Robots' (do you see what I did, there, with the title?) and is one of my better stories, [...]

A Week in Writing

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Or, more to the point, a week in academia: for it has been the last week of term, hooray. I'm in college again next Monday for the first Royal Holloway Lunar Society meeting, but apart from that it's all over. What else did I do this week? I undertook the uniquely writerly chore of the [...]

‘Petrolpunk’ in Extraordinary Engines

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Nick Gevers new collection of short fiction is out now from Solaris, and although I have yet to receive my contributor's copy it looks pretty splendid. 'The definitive steampunk collection', you know ... Amazon's search-inside facility gives you, as taster, the start of my friend James Lovegrove's excellent yarn 'Steampunch'. SFX reviewed it without finding [...]

A few roundabout-Christmas things to report

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

The excellent new British SF press Solaris have issued a press release about my forthcoming new novel, Splinter. Its not out just yet, and won't be until September 2007, but I'm pretty thoroughly excited by this, I must say. No cover art as yet, but I'll post it up here as soon as I get [...]