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"Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea" by Adam Roberts (2014)

“On the 29th June, 1958, the submarine vessel Plongeur left the French port of Saint-Nazaire under the command of Capitaine de vaisseau Adam Cloche.”

The oceans of the Earth remain the last unexplored frontier of the planet. 725 more words

Science Fiction

Review: The Real-Town Murders, by Adam Roberts

In a previous review about Adam Roberts’s novel The Thing Itself, I stated that Roberts’s forte is taking older works of science fiction and re-imagining and reinvigorating them for the twenty-first century.  1,160 more words

Science Fiction

THE REAL-TOWN MURDERS by Adam Roberts (Patreon)

The Real-Town Murders, Adam Roberts (Gollancz, ISBN 978-1-473-22145-1, HC, stg£16.99, 230pp). September 2017. 

The Real-Town Murders is the first novel by Adam Roberts I’ve managed to finish, if not the first I’ve tried to read. 671 more words


Shoreline of Infinity 8 1/2

Last week, I finally got to read Shoreline of Infinity 8 1/2, the Edinburgh Book Festival Special Edition. Strictly speaking, I could have read it as soon as it came out – I had a digital contributor copy, but I like reading physical books. 687 more words



Adam Roberts’ new novel The Real-Town Murders (2017) is more like the author’s Jack Glass (2012) than The Thing Itself (2015), in that it is plot-driven and accessible rather than idea-driven and deep. 68 more words

Jack Glass by Adam Roberts

A brilliantly thought out science-fiction crime novel told in three parts. Basically the premise of the book is that a hideous murder(s) is going to take place and we know it’s been committed by the notorious galaxy wide super-criminal Jack Glass. 59 more words

Martin Belcher

Twenty Trillion Leagues under the Sea by Adam Roberts

The 1950’s, the Plongeur is France’s first nuclear powered revolutionary submarine, an eclectic mix of crew are ‘chosen’ to take her down for the first deep sea experimental dive…. 151 more words

Martin Belcher