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Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles)

Overview
Works: 99 works in 447 publications in 7 languages and 16,936 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Science fiction  Reference works  History  Encyclopedias  Study guides  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR4238, 821.8
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Most widely held works about Adam Roberts
 
Most widely held works by Adam Roberts
Science fiction by Adam Roberts( Book )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,045 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
The history of science fiction by Adam Roberts( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 988 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
Robert Browning revisited by Adam Roberts( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Robert Browning by Robert Browning( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udvalg af digte, breve, dramatik
Jack Glass : a Golden Age story by Adam Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 559 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
Gradisil by Adam Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and French and held by 554 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
Fredric Jameson by Adam Roberts( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 461 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
Victorian culture and society the essential glossary by Adam Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 456 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
Alfred Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellow blue tibia by Adam Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 357 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
Romantic and Victorian long poems : a guide by Adam Roberts( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 340 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."--Jacket
The Riddles of the Hobbit by Adam Roberts( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Riddles are more than a diverting pastime; they are expressive and beguiling rebuses that touch on larger mysteries, powerful question and paradoxes also embodied in the Catholicism that informed so much of Tolkein's imagnitive life.Ranging widely across Tolkein's creative life, The Riddles of the The Hobbit explores the importance of riddles to the Anglo-Saxon and Norse cultures that inspired him, and discusses scores of riddles offering (usually) more than one answer for each. This is a critical study of the playful aspect of a great writer that takes his playfulness seriously; it explores and embodies ingenuity; and comes to some original and - on occasion - startling new conclusions." -- Back cover
Twenty trillion leagues under the sea by Adam Roberts( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adam Roberts revisits Jules Verne's classic novel in a collaboration with the illustrator behind a recent highly acclaimed edition of The Hunting of the Snark. It is 1958 and France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, are one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The Plongeur makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down. Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull, killing everyone on board, and beyond. The pressure builds, the hull protests, the crew prepare for death, the boat reaches the bottom of the sea and finds nothing. Her final dive continues, the pressure begins to relent, but the depth guage is useless. They have gone miles down. Hundreds of miles, thousands, and so it goes on. Onboard the crew succumb to madness, betrayal, religious mania, and murder. Has the Plongeur left the limits of our world and gone elsewhere?"--
By light alone by Adam Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 281 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
New model army by Adam Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 276 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
I am Scrooge : a zombie story for Christmas by Adam Roberts( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and German and held by 237 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!
Salt by Adam Roberts( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 232 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
Stone by Adam Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
Polystom by Adam Roberts( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and German and held by 226 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
The Routledge companion to science fiction by Mark Bould( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 3 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."--[Source inconnue]
 
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The history of science fictionRobert Browning revisitedRobert BrowningGradisilFredric JamesonVictorian culture and society the essential glossaryAlfred TennysonYellow blue tibia