Adam Roberts (British writer)
30 June 1965
|Pen name||A.R.R.R. Roberts|
|Occupation||Academic, critic, writer|
|Alma mater||University of Aberdeen|
|Genre||Science fiction, fantasy, parody|
|Notable works||Salt, Gradisil, Yellow Blue Tibia, By Light Alone, Jack Glass|
|Notable awards||BSFA Award for Best Novel |
2012 Jack Glass
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee
2010 Yellow Blue Tibia
He has a degree in English from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from Cambridge University on Robert Browning and the Classics. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Adam Roberts has been nominated three times for the Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 2001 for his debut novel, Salt, in 2007 for Gradisil and in 2010 for Yellow Blue Tibia. He won both the 2012 BSFA Award for Best Novel, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, for Jack Glass. It was further shortlisted for The Kitschies Red Tentacle award. His short story "Tollund" was nominated for the 2014 Sidewise Award. On his website, Roberts states that an ongoing project of his is to write a short story in every science fiction sub-genre. Roberts' science fiction has been compared to Lionel Fanthorpe.
- Salt (2000, ISBN 0-575-06896-5)
- On (2001, ISBN 0-575-07176-1)
- Stone (2002, ISBN 0-575-07396-9)
- Polystom (2003, ISBN 0-575-07541-4)
- The Snow (2004)
- Gradisil (2006)
- Land of the Headless (2007)
- Splinter (2007)
- Swiftly: A Novel (2008)
- Yellow Blue Tibia: A Novel (2009, ISBN 0-575-08356-5)
- New Model Army (2010)
- By Light Alone (2011)
- Jack Glass (2012, ISBN 0-575-12763-5)
- Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (2014)
- Bête (2014, ISBN 978-0-575-12768-5)
- The Thing Itself (2015)
- The Real-Town Murders (2017)
- By the Pricking of Her Thumb (2018)
- Haven (2018)
- The Black Prince (2018)
- Purgatory Mount (2021)
Novellas and short story collections
- Park Polar (2002)
- Jupiter Magnified (2003)
- Swiftly: Stories (2004)
- "S-Bomb" in Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory (2008, ISBN 0-9802114-0-9)
- Anticopernicus (2011)
- Adam Robots (2013)
- "Trademark Bugs: A Legal History", Reach for Infinity (2014)
- Saint Rebor (2015)
- Bethany (2016)
- The Lake Boy (2018)
- The Man Who Would Be Kling (2019)
- The Compelled (2020)
- The Soddit (2003, The Hobbit)
- The McAtrix Derided (2004, The Matrix)
- The Sellamillion (2004, The Silmarillion)
- Star Warped (2005, Star Wars)
- The Va Dinci Cod (2005, The Da Vinci Code)
- Doctor Whom: E.T. Shoots and Leaves (2006, Doctor Who)
- I am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas (2009, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol).
- The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo (2010, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
- I, Soddit: The Autobiography (2013, The Hobbit)
- Silk and Potatoes: Contemporary Arthurian Fantasy (1998)
- Science Fiction: the New Critical Idiom (2000, second edition 2005)
- Tolkien: A Look Behind "The Lord of the Rings" (with Lin Carter) (updated edition 2003)
- The History of Science Fiction (Palgrave Histories of Literature) (2006, second edition 2016)
- The Riddles of The Hobbit (Palgrave Macmillan) (2013)
- Sibilant Fricative: Essays and Reviews (2014)
- Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014 (2015) (Won the BSFA Award for Best Non-Fiction.)
- It's the End of the World: But What Are We Really Afraid Of (2020) (Won the BSFA Award for Best Non-Fiction.)
- Wodwo Vergil (2018)
- "Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles)". Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- "Adam Roberts". The Guardian. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
- "2014 Sidewise Award Finalists". Locus. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- Roberts, Adam. "Writing". Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- Roberts, Adam (16 July 2018). Verdadeira História Da Ficção Científica [The True History of Science Fiction] (in Portuguese). Editora Seoman. ISBN 978-8555030741.
- Adam Roberts Lecture Podcast Now Available, The J.R.R. Tolkien Lecture on Fantasy Literature, 14 May 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
- http://www.adamroberts.com/2018/05/24/by-the-pricking-of-her-thumb-cover-re-reveal/[permanent dead link]
- Alexander, Niall (12 June 2014). Jonathan Strahan (ed.). "Step into the Stars: Reach for Infinity". Tor.com. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
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