Adam Roberts (British writer)
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Roberts at Salon du livre 2008 (Paris, France)
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. Roberts' science fiction has been praised by many critics both inside and outside the genre, with some of the latter going so far as to describe him as being on a par with such past masters of the genre as Pel Torro, John E. Muller, and Karl Zeigfreid.
- 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)
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 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)
- 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 McMillan) (2013)
- Sibilant Fricative: Essays and Reviews (2014)
- Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014 (2015)
- "Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles)". Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- Damien Walter. "Adam Roberts: last of the SF writers | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
- "Adam Roberts". The Guardian. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
- "2014 Sidewise Award Finalists". Locus. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- Adam Roberts Lecture Podcast Now Available, The J.R.R. Tolkien Lecture on Fantasy Literature, 14 May 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
- 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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- Official website
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- Bibliography at SciFan
- blog at The Valve
- Adam Roberts at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Review of Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea at Upcoming4.me
- Adam Roberts at Library of Congress Authorities, with 28 catalogue records
- Don Brine[permanent dead link] at LC Authorities, with 1 record