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Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (2014) by Adam Roberts - Pincher Verne

Everyone who pays attention to science fiction should by now have received the cheat codes for Adam Roberts: An academic critic and satirist as well as a more traditional (albeit rarely conventional) author, Roberts writes novels that interrogate literary history by pulling apart classic works of science fiction and reassembling them in ways that highlight themes and connections that have heretofore been overlooked. 2,905 more words

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Announcing Keynote Speakers

I am pleased to announce Adam Roberts as our second keynote speaker!

Professor Adam Roberts is a leading science fiction critic and also an award-winning author who employs alternate history elements into some of his fiction. 25 more words


"Perfectly Without Meaning": Joshua Ferris's "To Rise Again At A Decent Hour"

In the comments of his perspicacious review of Howard Jacobson’s J, Adam Roberts quoth:

The ‘J-under-erasure’ is quite a powerful little rebus. But it’s also a little too slippery.

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Stand on the Shoulders of Giants - FREE talks from leading academics

For the start of term we are, once again, excited and honoured to be able to present a series of talks from some world-class academics. Each talk is free to attend, seats are limited so please arrive early to ensure a place – talks begin at 3pm each day. 167 more words

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Review: Solaris Rising 3

(Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ian Whates; Solaris, 2014, 443 pp., $7.99)

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Gate of Ivrel, CJ Cherryh

Gate of Ivrel, CJ Cherryh (1976)
Review by Adam Roberts

I’ve tried reading Cherryh’s SF before and, to use the pinball idiom favoured of SF fandom, I “bounced off her, hard”. 1,409 more words

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