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  • The Spectacle of Skillby Robert Hughes; Adam Gopnik

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 40.00 US$ 29.99

    ?I am completely an elitist, in the cultural but emphatically not the social sense. I prefer the good to the bad, the articulate to the mumbling, the aesthetically developed to the merely primitive, and full to partial consciousness. I love the spectacle of skill, whether it?s an expert gardener at work, or a good carpenter chopping dovetails . .... more...

  • 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 Wonga Coupby Adam Roberts

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 14.95

    A real life version of THE DOGS OF WAR in which a band of mercenaries plots to over throw a venal government of the newly oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea more...

  • Onby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2010; US$ 13.13

    Tighe lives on the wall. It towers above his village and falls away below it. It is vast and unforgiving and it is everything he knows. Life is hard on the wall, little more than a clinging on for dear life. And then one day Tighe falls off the wall. And falls, and falls, and falls ... Lavishly praised everywhere from Asimov's magazine to Interzone,... more...

  • The Va Dinci Codby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2010; US$ 11.16

    Something fishy is going on in the world of artistic scholarship. How can there possibly be a link between the hidden cod of Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings and the over fishing of the North Atlantic fish stocks? Could it be that Leonardo Da Vinci, the greatest genius of his age and inventor of the photocopier and mouse mat, had a chilling insight... more...

  • The Sodditby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2010; US$ 13.13

    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...

  • Swiftlyby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2010; US$ 15.10

    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... more...

  • Saltby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2010; US$ 13.13

    Two narrators tell the story of the simmering tensions between their two communities as they travel out to a new planet, colonise it, then destroy themselves when the tensions turn into outright war. Adam Roberts is a new writer completely in command of the SF genre. This is a novel that is at once entertaining and philosophical. The attitudes and... more...

  • Land Of The Headlessby Adam Roberts

    Orion 2010; US$ 16.41

    THE LAND OF THE HEADLESS is set in a far future where mankind has taken his religious dogma and the divsions that result from it out into space. On a planet where society is shaped by a strict adherance 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... more...