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Adam Roberts
Birth date: August 29, 1940
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The Professor
The Professor rated it 2 years ago
“That was the last time I saw that aircraft.” ‘Sophie’s World’ plus monsters. Kantian philosophy is the MacGuffin but wait, come back, it’s also got a John Carpenter ‘The Thing’ inflected opening. So say all the reviews but…it’s a very tenuous connection to ‘The Thing’ (they’re in Antarctica and the...
meeplemaiden
meeplemaiden rated it 3 years ago
The three star rating is a temporary rating because this book will definitely need some pondering and possibly a reread or two.I have to admit to getting lost in the philosophical discussions and the several threads didn't help the flow of the novel for me personally. Everything tied up neatly at th...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 3 years ago
I feel like his best pieces went into Sibilant Fricative: the reviews here are much shorter, for the most part, and less funny. The copyediting errors are much more glaring, too ("shoe-in", Roberts, really?). Still enjoyed it, though.
The English Student
The English Student rated it 3 years ago
My favourite book for several months. I have mixed feelings about Roberts' fiction - I liked Jack Glass, hated On and felt By Light Alone was sort of "meh" - but I will go quite a long way out of my way to read his non-fiction. Sibilant Fricative is a collection of "Essays and Reviews" on science ...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 3 years ago
The world of On is one endless wall to which its inhabitants cling, living small and precarious lives on crags and shelves, never more than a few feet away from the edge of the world. One day, Tighe, a villager, falls off the wall and onto another ledge whose existence he's never suspected. There,...
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