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Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles)

Works: 88 works in 294 publications in 3 languages and 14,396 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  History  Science fiction  Encyclopedias  Bibliography  Steampunk fiction  Horror tales  Satire 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR4231, 809.38762
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Most widely held works by Adam Roberts
Science fiction by Adam Roberts ( )
38 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Adam Roberts examines the history of science fiction and the critical debate which surrounds this, providing beginners with a springboard for further study, but also challenging more advanced students with original interpretations of key SF texts. These range from Ursula Le Guin's 1969 feminist SF novel The Left Hand of Darkness, to Barry Sonnenfeld's 1997 blockbuster film Men in Black. Roberts introduces essential critical terminology, looking in detail at concepts of alien, cyborg, spaceship and robot, and tackling issues such as gender, race, technology and science fiction/science fact."--Jacket
Fredric Jameson by Adam Roberts ( )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widely recognised as one of today's most important cultural critics, Adam Roberts offers an engaging introduction to this crucial figure, which will convince any student of contemporary theory that Jameson must be read
Robert Browning revisited by Adam Roberts ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Browning Revisited is an accessible and up-to-date analysis of Browning's entire poetic career. Presenting a detailed account of Browning's crucial engagement with the Romantics, especially Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his poetic development through The Ring and the Book, author Adam Roberts attempts to make good the critical neglect suffered by the work produced after 1869, giving fresh, innovative readings of the late lyrics, dramatic monologues, and long narrative poems. Roberts writes that "only with a complete sense of Browning's whole career can a student fully come to terms with the enormity of his contribution to modern literature."
The history of science fiction by Adam Roberts ( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first comprehensive critical history of the origins and development of science fiction for many decades, The Palgrave History of Science Fiction explores the genre from an international perspective and in depth. It covers SF from the ancient Greeks, through the rebirth of the genre at the Reformation, with detailed coverage of eighteenth- and nineteenth- century science fiction, and a wide-ranging account of twentieth-century sci-fi in book, film, televisual and comic book forms, concluding with an account of the current state of the genre"--Provided by publisher
Gradisil by Adam Roberts ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic space opera of family revenge and the birth of a nation. A new breed of adventurer has slipped the bonds of gravity and begun a fresh life in orbit, free from interference by government, free from the petty concerns of earth
Robert Browning by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Udvalg af digte, breve, dramatik
Jack Glass : a Golden Age story by Adam Roberts ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Golden Age SF meets Golden Age Crime from the author of Swiftly, New Model Army, and Yellow Blue Tibia?an innovative literary voice working at the height of his powers Jack Glass is the murderer?we know this from the start. Yet as this extraordinary novel tells the story of three murders committed by Glass, the reader will be surprised to find out that it was Glass who was the killer and how he did it. And by the end of the book our sympathies for the killer are fully engaged. Riffing on the tropes of crime fiction (the country house murder, the locked room mystery) and imbued with the feel of golden age SF, this is another bravura performance from Roberts. Whatever games he plays with the genre, whatever questions he asks of the reader, Roberts never loses sight of the need to entertain. This novel has some wonderfully gruesome moments, is built around three gripping HowDunnits, and comes with liberal doses of sly humor. Roberts invites us to have fun and tricks us into thinking about both crime and SF via a beautifully structured novel set in a society whose depiction challenges notions of crime, punishment, power, and freedom
Victorian culture and society the essential glossary by Adam C Roberts ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This glossary offers an introduction to Victorian culture and society and a route-map to further study. Designed specifically with undergraduates in mind, it contains around 400 short and accessible explanations of the key words, events, figures and concepts in the study of the Victorian period." "From 'Gothic' and the 'Great Exhibition' to 'Origin of Species' and 'Oscar Wilde', this glossary gives an interdisciplinary overview of Victorian literature, culture and society, and offers directions for further reading. Covering literary topics, traditions and movements, as well as the period's history, culture and politics, the entries are fully cross-referenced and assume no prior knowledge, making this an essential reference work, allowing the reader quickly to find information on topics not listed as individual entries."--Jacket
Yellow blue tibia by Adam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russia, 1946. With the Nazis recently defeated, Stalin gathers half a dozen of the top Soviet science fiction authors in a dacha in the countryside. Convinced that the defeat of America is only a few years away--and equally convinced that the Soviet Union needs a massive external threat to hold it together--Stalin orders the writers to compose a massively detailed and highly believable story about an alien race poised to invade the earth
The Routledge companion to science fiction by Mark Bould ( )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study
Alfred Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic and Victorian long poems : a guide by Adam Roberts ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This study is the first to provide detailed and wide-ranging accounts of all of the varieties of long poem - epic, romance, verse-novel and sequences - published in the Romantic and Victorian periods. From famous works (The Prelude, In Memoriam, The Ring and the Book) to lesser-known marvels (Erasmus Darwin's The Loves of the Plants or Edward Lytton's King Poppy: a story without an end), this study provides a detailed book-by-book precis, relevant contextual information, biographical entries on authors and critical entries on the categories of long poem. A critical introduction examines why it was that the long poem was so central to Romantic and Victorian art and why 'epic' remains one of the weightiest modes of writing."--BOOK JACKET
Stone by Adam Roberts ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction-roman
New model army by Adam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"He stalks across the fields and towns to the west of London. The British army has tried to destroy him but each time he has beaten them. When they bring in air support and deploy heavy weapons he simply melts away, only to form again somewhere else and deliver another devastating blow. He is called Pantegral, and he is you and me. Pantegral is a New Model Army. A giant whose thoughts flow through countless wireless connections, whose intelligence comes from the Internet and real-time camera updates, whose mind is made up of thousands of minds, each deciding what Pantegral will choose to do. And Pantegral has chosen the joy of the fightt. His fury is truly democratic"--Publisher description
Salt by Adam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After thirty-seven years of travel throught the vastness of space we arrived on the planet Salt. And we took heaven and hell with us. Told by two people, Petja and Barlei, Salt is the story of a planetary colonisation that slips into a tragedy of Biblical proportions. The two communities who went to Salt were united by the dream of a new beginning and isolated in a landscape of cruel majesty, torn apart by ancient enmities." -- Back cover
Polystom by Adam Roberts ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the planet Enting, the death of his father and co-father leaves Polystom the Steward of his world, subservient only to the distant Prince on sister planet Kaspian. After visiting his uncle Cleonicles, who lives on Enting's habitable moon, Plystom decides to get married, and through the offices of an aunt, he meets Beeswing, an introverted yet rebellious young woman who consents to become his wife. But this match proves to be tragically unwise
By light alone by Adam Roberts ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a world where we have been genetically engineered so that we can photosynthesise sunlight with our hair hunger is a thing of the past, food an indulgence. The poor grow their hair, the rich affect baldness and flaunt their wealth by still eating. But other hungers remain ... The young daughter of an affluent New York family is kidnapped
The major works by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: Robert Browning's poetic scope was broad, ranging from the beguiling magic of The Pied Piper of Hamelin to the epic book-length poem The Ring and the Book. This comprehensive selection includes over eighty of his shorter poems, amongst them his most famous and best-loved dramatic monologues, as well as the complete text of many of his longer poems. It contains three books from The Ring and the Book and Browning's critical writing, Essay on Shelley. This edition also selects generously from the love letters between Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, as well as from Browning's more general correspondence-letters that cast a unique light upon the poems themselves and poetry in general. The book represents a unique combination of Browning's poetry and prose chosen from the whole range of his career to give the essence of his work and thinking. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more
I am Scrooge : a zombie story for Christmas by Adam Roberts ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marley was dead. Again. The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder and shake under the blows from the endless zombie hordes that crowd the streets hungering for his flesh and his miserly braaaaiiiiiinns!
Swiftly : a novel by Adam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1848 and the British Empire has grown rich exploiting Lilliputian slaves - the finesse of their working allowing unheard-of feats of minature engineering; even Babbage's computing device has been made to work. But now the French have formed a regiment of previously peaceful Brobdingnagian giants and invasion looms. In a world where humanity is both smaller and larger than it once was, love and hate loom large. Adam Roberts has written both a rip-roaring 19th century adventure, a love story and a thought-provoking pre-atomic SF novel about our place in the universe
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