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Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles)

Works: 68 works in 334 publications in 7 languages and 13,353 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Study guides  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Satire  Science fiction  Steampunk fiction  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR6118.O23, 809.38762
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adam Roberts
Science fiction by Adam Roberts( Book )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,027 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
Robert Browning revisited by Adam Roberts( Book )

8 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
The history of science fiction by Adam Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 872 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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and French and held by 579 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 )

22 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 458 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 )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 379 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 Lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of critical essays published during the last half-century on the work of Tennyson
The Riddles of the Hobbit by Adam Roberts( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 318 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
New model army by Adam Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 285 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
By light alone by Adam Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 280 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
Stone by Adam Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
I am Scrooge : a zombie story for Christmas by Adam Roberts( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and German and held by 244 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 )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 241 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 2014 in English and German and held by 233 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
Swiftly : a novel by Adam Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 198 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
The soddit by Adam Roberts( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bingo Grabbins is a Soddit. His comfortable life is disturbed when the wizard, Gandef, and a company of bizarrely Welsh dwarves drag him away on an adventure. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard (or so they say) guarded by Smug, a large and very tedious dragon. Oh, and Bingo finds this ring thing
Land of the headless : a simple story by Adam Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 183 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
Snow! by Adam Roberts( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
The Routledge companion to science fiction by Mark Bould( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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Robert Browning revisitedThe history of science fictionGradisilFredric JamesonVictorian culture and society the essential glossaryYellow blue tibiaAlfred Lord TennysonNew model army