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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

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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

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New Adam Roberts Novels Acquired by Gollancz

Gollancz have secured the worldwide rights to the Adam Roberts novel The Real-Town Murders and its untitled sequel. 

Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the internet. 317 more words


High-Rise, Ballard and the 1970s - An Exchange with Adam Roberts

I wrote an article titled ‘Sourcedness’ on Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of High-Rise for Critical Quarterly. It’s here. (It’s also here, until Critical Quarterly say no.) 2,862 more words


The Snow (2004) by Adam Roberts

“The snow started falling on September 6th, […] And at the beginning people were happy.” (p.1)

Imagine if it started snowing in September and didn’t stop.

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Book Review

Top 10 Science Fiction

Science Fiction is a genre that people either say they love or hate. It is a shame that many write it off as ‘not for them’ while often enjoying the films at the cinema that have been adapted from a book. 858 more words


Enigma and apocalypse

When Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx, the creature flings itself off a cliff to its death; conversely, his inability to solve the riddle of his own birth leads to his mother’s suicide and his own self-blinding and exile.

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