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Adam Charles Roberts FRSL (born 30 June 1965)[1] is a British science fiction and fantasy novelist. In 2018 he was elected Vice-President of the H.G. Wells Society.

Adam Roberts
Roberts at Salon du livre 2008 (Paris, France)
Roberts at Salon du livre 2008 (Paris, France)
BornAdam Roberts
(1965-06-30) 30 June 1965 (age 53)
Pen nameA.R.R.R. Roberts
A3R Roberts
Don Brine
OccupationAcademic, critic, writer
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipBritish
EducationPhD
Alma materUniversity of Aberdeen
Cambridge University
GenreScience fiction, fantasy, parody
Notable worksSalt, Gradisil, Yellow Blue Tibia, By Light Alone, Jack Glass
Notable awardsBSFA Award for Best Novel
2012 Jack Glass
Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee
2001 Salt
2007 Gradisil
2010 Yellow Blue Tibia
Website
adamroberts.com

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CareerEdit

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.[2]

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.[3]

In May 2014, Roberts gave the second annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford, speaking on the topic of Tolkien and Women.[4]

Published worksEdit

NovelsEdit

  • 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)[5]
  • Haven (2018)
  • The Black Prince (2018)

Novellas and short story collectionsEdit

  • 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)[6]
  • Saint Rebor (2015)
  • Bethany (2016)
  • The Lake Boy (2018)
  • The Man Who Would Be Kling (2019)

ParodiesEdit

CriticismEdit

  • 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)

PoetryEdit

  • Wodwo Vergil (2018)

Other non-fictionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles)". Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Adam Roberts". The Guardian. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 Sidewise Award Finalists". Locus. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  4. ^ Adam Roberts Lecture Podcast Now Available, The J.R.R. Tolkien Lecture on Fantasy Literature, 14 May 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.adamroberts.com/2018/05/24/by-the-pricking-of-her-thumb-cover-re-reveal/
  6. ^ 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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