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Adam Roberts (1) (1965–)

Author of Yellow Blue Tibia

For other authors named Adam Roberts, see the disambiguation page.

Adam Roberts (1) has been aliased into A.R.R.R. Roberts.

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Series

Works by Adam Roberts

Works have been aliased into A.R.R.R. Roberts.

Yellow Blue Tibia (2009) 488 copies
Jack Glass (2012) 426 copies
Salt (2000) 363 copies
Stone (2002) 347 copies
The Thing Itself (2015) 283 copies
The Snow (2004) 258 copies
Gradisil (2006) 251 copies
On (2001) 249 copies
Polystom (2003) 227 copies
New Model Army (2010) 217 copies
By Light Alone (2011) 206 copies
The Va Dinci Cod (1995) 173 copies
Science Fiction (2000) 164 copies
Swiftly (2008) 151 copies
Bête (2014) 128 copies
Land of the Headless (2007) 126 copies
The Real-Town Murders (2017) 116 copies
Adam Robots: Short Stories (2013) 95 copies
Purgatory Mount (2021) 79 copies
The This (2022) 77 copies
Splinter (1657) 72 copies
Fredric Jameson (2000) 57 copies
Lost Worlds Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Foreword — 55 copies
The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009) — Editor; Contributor — 54 copies
The Black Prince (2018) 39 copies
Haven (2018) 34 copies
Anticopernicus (2011) 32 copies
Irregularity (2014) — Contributor — 30 copies
The Riddles of the Hobbit (2013) 23 copies
Sibilant Fricative (2014) 22 copies
Park Polar (2001) 20 copies
The Man Who Would Be Kling (2019) 18 copies
Classic Science Fiction Stories (2022) — Editor — 16 copies
The Lake Boy (2018) 15 copies
Jupiter Magnified (2002) 15 copies
Saint Rebor (2014) 10 copies
Bethany (2016) 7 copies
Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke (2012) — Contributor — 7 copies
Hair [novelette] (2009) 6 copies
The Midas Rain 6 copies
The Compelled (2020) 5 copies
Me-Topia (2006) 4 copies
The Ice Submarine (2011) 3 copies
Robert Browning Revisited (1996) 3 copies
Wodwo Vergil (2018) 2 copies
Woodpunk 2 copies
BSFA Awards 2020 (2021) — Contributor — 2 copies
Balancing 1 copy
lo sghrbit 1 copy
Recursitopia 1 copy

Associated Works

Works have been aliased into A.R.R.R. Roberts.

The Forever War (1974) — Introduction, some editions — 9,418 copies
Doomsday Book (1992) — Introduction, some editions — 7,963 copies
Lord of Light (1967) — Introduction, some editions — 5,172 copies
The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) — Introduction, some editions; Introduction, some editions — 2,954 copies
The Gate to Women's Country (1988) — Introduction, some editions — 2,158 copies
Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Introduction, some editions — 1,920 copies
Cities in Flight (1970) — Introduction, some editions — 1,771 copies
Riddley Walker (1980) — Introduction, some editions — 1,335 copies
The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (1904) — Introduction, some editions — 1,190 copies
Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings (1969) — some editions — 926 copies
Monday Begins on Saturday (1965) — Introduction, some editions — 630 copies
The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contributor — 567 copies
Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology (2008) — Contributor — 355 copies
The Snail on the Slope (1968) — Introduction, some editions — 293 copies
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contributor — 235 copies
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 1 (2007) — Contributor — 220 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy (2005) — Contributor — 180 copies
Elemental (2006) — Contributor — 175 copies
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF (2009) — Contributor — 153 copies
Live Without a Net (2003) — Contributor — 143 copies
Reach for Infinity (2014) — Contributor — 139 copies
RUR & War with the Newts (1920) — Introduction — 125 copies
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 124 copies
The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) (2009) — Editor — 118 copies
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (2012) — Contributor — 112 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition (2007) — Contributor — 109 copies
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 3 (2009) — Contributor — 99 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures (2005) — Contributor — 98 copies
Futureshocks (2006) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 74 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 Edition (2017) — Contributor — 65 copies
Forbidden Planets (2006) — Contributor — 60 copies
When It Changed: Science into Fiction (2009) — Contributor — 58 copies
We Think, Therefore We Are (2009) — Contributor — 57 copies
Infinities (2002) — Contributor — 48 copies
The Lowest Heaven (2013) — Contributor — 46 copies
Fables from the Fountain (2011) — Contributor — 42 copies
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Contributor — 40 copies
Dislocations: Nine Stories of Speculation and Imagination (2007) — Contributor — 36 copies
Lemistry: A Celebration of the Work of Stanislaw Lem (2011) — Contributor — 35 copies
Best of British Fantasy 2018 (2019) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman (2006) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Battle Royale Slam Book (2014) — Contributor — 30 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (2017) — Contributor — 29 copies
James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (2006) — Contributor — 25 copies
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (2017) — Contributor — 25 copies
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox (2014) — Contributor — 25 copies
We, Robots (2010) — Contributor — 23 copies
The Book of the Dead (2013) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy (2007) — Contributor — 20 copies
Jews vs. Zombies (2015) — Contributor — 20 copies
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contributor — 19 copies
Arc 1.1: The Future Always Wins (2012) — Contributor — 15 copies
Further Conflicts (2011) — Contributor — 15 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 1 (2004) — Contributor — 14 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2017 (2018) — Contributor — 13 copies
Noir (2014) — Contributor — 10 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 4 (2004) — Contributor — 10 copies
Pulp Idol: SFX Short Story Competition Collection 2006 (2006) — Introduction — 9 copies
The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 3 (2017) — Contributor — 9 copies
Spindles: Short Stories from the Science of Sleep (2016) — Contributor — 7 copies
X Marks the Spot: Celebrating 10 Years of NewCon Press (2016) — Contributor — 4 copies
Improbable Botany (2018) — Contributor — 3 copies
BSFA Awards 2017 (2018) — Author — 2 copies
BSFA Awards 2019 (2020) — Author — 2 copies
Infinity plus two (2002) — Contributor — 2 copies
BSFA Awards 2018 (2019) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Roberts, Adam Charles
Other names
Roberts, A.R.R.R.
Roberts, A3R
Brine, Don
Birthdate
1965-06-30
Gender
male
Nationality
England
UK
Birthplace
Croydon, London, England, UK
Places of residence
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
London, England, UK
Education
University of Aberdeen (BA - English)
University of Cambridge (PhD)
Occupations
professor
critic
novelist
Organizations
University of London
Agent
Anne Perry
Short biography
Adam Roberts (born 1965) is an academic, critic and novelist. He also writes parodies under the pseudonyms of A.R.R.R. Roberts, A3R Roberts and Don Brine. He also blogs at The Valve, a group blog devoted to literature and cultural studies.

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.

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Neo-noir: in a pollution choked future Detroit, the protagonist is trying to pull off a heist that might get him out of the dirty air and dirty deeds, by stealing from the megacorp that is constantly throwing valuable rocks from space to the ground, heedless of who gets killed as a result. But there are plenty of twists and turns in this novella. Ultimately I didn’t think it was very persuasive, but if you want a communist protagonist, here he is
 
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rivkat | Apr 11, 2024 |
One character's name slips between Ernest and Lester. Sloppy!
 
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pdej | 4 other reviews | Apr 3, 2024 |
Loses a star for not being "The Dispossessed"
Uses unreliable narration to explore Terrorism V Freedom Fighting , and the barbed nature of imperialism. There's a spectacularly unpleasant rape scene which adds little.
 
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P1g5purt | 10 other reviews | Mar 26, 2024 |
Didn't really care for this. The tone straddles satire and realism, which made me very uncertain about how to feel about the novel's pack of oddball antihero characters. Maybe just Not My Thing.
 
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raschneid | 32 other reviews | Dec 19, 2023 |

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Rating
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Reviews
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