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Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles)

Works: 80 works in 248 publications in 3 languages and 14,274 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Science fiction  Bibliography  Steampunk fiction  Horror tales  Satire  Biography  Poetry  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: PR6118.O23, 809.38762
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Most widely held works by Adam Roberts
Science fiction by Adam Roberts ( )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,505 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."--BOOK JACKET
Fredric Jameson by Adam Roberts ( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,955 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 )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 996 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." This comprehensive study is arranged chronologically, covering the three main creative periods of Browning's life: the early phase (1833-1845), a middle phase of married life (1846-1861), and the final phase of tremendous productivity (1861-1889). Framing his analyses generally around the dialectic between Romantic subjectivity and Victorian objectivity that drives Browning's strongest work, Roberts bolsters his critical arguments with relevant biographical and historical information, presents new readings while honoring others that have stood the test of time, and provides a select bibliography giving a richly detailed survey of the history of Browning criticism. This introductory monograph gives the general reader and student alike a well-balanced examination of one of the most highly acclaimed Victorian poets
The history of science fiction by Adam Roberts ( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 893 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 )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and French and held by 649 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 Robert Browning ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents selects of Robert Browning's poems, including "The Pied Piper of Hamlin", "My Last Duchess", "Old pictures in Florence", "Prospice", and others
Jack Glass : a Golden Age story by Adam Roberts ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 526 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
The Routledge companion to science fiction by Mark Bould ( )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 433 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
Yellow blue tibia by Adam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 432 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
Alfred Tennyson by Charles Tennyson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1949. Signed copy
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
New model army by Adam Roberts ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A giant has brought war to the fields and towns of England's heartland. When the British army brings in air support and deploys heavy weapons he simply melts away, only to form again somewhere else and deliver another devastating blow. He is called Pantegrel, and he is a New Model Army
Stone by Adam Roberts ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction-roman
By light alone by Adam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 276 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
Salt by Adam Roberts ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 273 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 271 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
I am Scrooge : a zombie story for Christmas by Adam Roberts ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 255 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 )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 219 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
Land of the headless : a simple story by Adam Roberts ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Land of the Headless is set in a far future where mankind has taken his religious dogma and the divisions that result from it out into space. On a planet where society is shaped by a strict adherence to the word of God as laid out in the Old Testament and Quran, a poet is accused of the rape of a woman. Found guilty, he must face the punishment laid down in the Good Book: beheading. Beheaded, he is fitted with a neck valve, ordinator and basic sensory equipment and sent out into the world. But he bears a terrible and very visible stigma - the only way he can make a living is to join the army and serve in the war against the neighbouring planet... and plan his revenge against the man he believes is really guilty
The snow by Adam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The snow doesn't stop. It falls and falls and falls. Until it lies three miles thick across the whole of the Earth. Six billion people have died. A few thousand survive. But those few thousand need help, they need support, they need organising, governing. And so the lies begin
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