Tag: Adam Roberts

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea by Adam Roberts (book review).

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea by Adam Roberts (book review).

Anyone who has read Adam Roberts’ books will know not to expect a straightforward Science Fiction story. He likes to take classic SF works, such as Jonathan Swift and, in this case, Jules Verne, whom he previously referenced in 2007 in ‘Splinter’, and reinvent them in unexpected ways. He is professor of 19th century Literature […]

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The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts (book review).

December 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts (book review).

The thing about ‘The Thing Itself’ is that it’s difficult to say what the Thing is, which is actually the whole point of the thing itself. It can’t be described or even comprehended, due to the way our minds work. I’m afraid that sentence won’t make much sense unless you’ve read the book. I have […]

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Sibilant Fricative by Adam Roberts (book review).

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sibilant Fricative by Adam Roberts (book review).

I feel slightly inadequate at the prospect of writing a review of ‘Sibilant Fricative’, a collection of reviews and essays from Adam Roberts. He is well-known and respected as a reviewer who is both perceptive and entertaining, while at the same time scholarly. He is the kind of author whose reviews are collected together and […]

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Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (book review)

June 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (book review)

In the distance future, robots will take over. Well, the future is now…The ‘Adam Robots’ collection of short stories by UK author Adam Roberts contains tales all containing, well…robots. Known for a career that drift from Science Fiction to parody, Roberts doesn’t adhere to any one style of story in this collection, with each one […]

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Land Of The Headless by Adam Roberts (book review)

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Land Of The Headless by Adam Roberts (book review)

Adam Roberts is an ideas man. ‘Land Of The Headless’ is only the second of his novels I have read. The first was ‘Stone’. In both books, Roberts introduces some very modern and refreshing ideas. But where Roberts really excels is in the thinking through of those ideas. Nothing is throwaway in a Roberts novel. […]

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The Riddles Of The Hobbit by Adam Roberts (book review).

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Riddles Of The Hobbit by Adam Roberts (book review).

  ‘…Sometimes the beautiful   Peasant’s daughter, an eager-armed,   Proud woman grabs my body,   Rushes my red skin, holds me hard,   Claims my head.’ Steady now! That’s an excerpt from ‘Riddle 23 of ‘The Exeter Book’, a collection of Anglo-Saxon riddles, dating from the tenth century. Its contents argues Dr. Adam Roberts […]

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Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (book review).

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts	(book review).

I’ve been staring at ‘Jack Glass’ for over an hour, trying to find the best way to start this review. There’s little point in summarising the plot, because the plot is just another post-modern cog in the cunning little machine that Adam Roberts has so intricately assembled. This is a clever book, but it’s a […]

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