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Adam Roberts

Jack Glass Cover Reveal

A supremely clever melding of golden-age crime themes with golden-age SF themes. A tricksy crime novel told in three stories. A who-dunnit where you know from the beginning who dunnit (that would be Jack Glass), but are still surprised when you discover how he did it. What on earth (or indeed off earth) would you […]

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On the third day of Christmas…

We three kings of Orient are, One in a taxi, one in a car, One on a scooter, beeping his hooter, Smoking a fat cigar . . . Carol singing is such a Christmas tradition and – if you’re me, at least – so is standing at the back of the choir singing the alternative […]

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Moon and Avatar

Adam Roberts has this theory (Adam forgive me if I misrepresent you in précis) – SF has become a genre whose meaning is conveyed most powerfully in its imagery. By which, for the sake of this piece, and for better or worse, we mean cinema (and yes I know TV gave us Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, […]

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Time for Teletubbies: Radical Utopian Fiction

The BBC children’s television programme Teletubbies is, evidently, based upon an SF conceit. But how meaningful is it to call it SF? Whilst conceding science-fictional elements to the show, most viewers, I suppose, would not think of it as belonging to the SF genre. And yet there is a point in making the identification. The […]

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