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  • Fredric Jamesonby Adam Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 24.95

    An invaluable introduction to the life and work of one of today's most important cultural critics. Studied on most undergraduate literary and cultural studies courses, Fredric Jameson's writing targets subjects from architecture to science fiction, cinema to global capitalism. Of his works, The Political Unconscious remains one of the most widely... more...

  • Science Fictionby Adam Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 26.95

    Science Fiction is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most popular areas of modern culture. This second edition reflects how the field is rapidly changing in both its practice and its critical reception. With an entirely new conclusion and all other chapters fully reworked and updated, this volume includes: a concise history... more...

  • The History of Science Fictionby Dr Adam Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 31.00

    The History of Science Fiction traces the origin and development of science fiction from Ancient Greece up to the present day. The author is both an academic literary critic and acclaimed creative writer of the genre. Written in lively, accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fandom. more...

  • The Wonga Coupby Adam Roberts

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    In March 2004 a group led by Nick Du Toit and former SAS member Simon Mann tried to overthrow the tyrannical Obiang Nguema, president of Equatorial Guinea. They were working for investors, allegedly including Mark Thatcher and "J.H. Archer", who wanted to seize control of Africa's third largest oil producer. Roberts tells how the coup was set up and... more...

  • Secrets of the Best Chefsby Adam Roberts

    Artisan 2012; US$ 20.95

    Learn to cook from the best chefs in America Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet , set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home... more...

  • The Riddles of The Hobbitby Adam Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00

    Riddles are threaded through The Hobbit , and are key to Tolkien's creative imagination. The Riddles of The Hobbit situates this novel and the rest of Tolkien's writing in the context of Old English riddling culture, and more modern day examples; it sets out to solve the many riddles of the novel in original and often surprising ways. more...

  • Landor's Cleannessby Adam Roberts

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 89.99

    Landor's Cleanness is the first comprehensive study of Walter Savage Landor's writing for nearly half a century. It addresses the whole of Landor's prodigious output over the seven decades of his writing life offering 'cleanness'as the organising principle by which this body of work should be read. more...

  • The Sodditby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    Bingo Sac Grabbins is asked by the coughing wizard Gandef and some (oddly Welsh) dwarves to help them relieve the great dragon Smug of his gold. SF author and Tolkien scholar Adam Roberts has written a parody that is both hilarious and intelligent. With knowing digs at the fantasy genre in general and the mystique that has built around Middle Earth... more...

  • Jack Glassby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2012; US$ 9.99

    WINNER OF THE BSFA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 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.... more...

  • The Thing Itselfby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2015; US$ 21.99

    Adam Roberts turns his attention to answering the Fermi Paradox with a taut and claustrophobic tale that echoes John Carpenters' The Thing. Two men while away the days in an Antarctic research station. Tensions between them build as they argue over a love-letter one of them has received. One is practical and open. The other surly, superior and obsessed... more...