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Adam Roberts

Roberts at Salon du livre 2008 (Paris, France)
Born Adam Roberts
1965 (age 44–45)
Pen name A.R.R.R. Roberts
A3R Roberts
Don Brine
Occupation academic, author, critic and novelist
Nationality English
Citizenship British
Education PhD
Alma mater University of Aberdeen
Cambridge University
Genres science fiction, parody
Notable work(s) Salt, Gradisil, The Va Dinci Cod
Notable award(s) Arthur C. Clarke Award
2001 Salt
2007 Gradisil
Official website
For other people with this name, see Adam Roberts.

Adam Roberts (born 1965) is an academic, critic and novelist. He also writes parodies under the pseudonyms of A.R.R.R. Roberts, A3R Roberts and Don Brine. He also blogs at The Valve, a group blog devoted to literature and cultural studies.

He has a degree in English from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from Cambridge University on Robert Browning and the Classics. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. Adam Roberts has been nominated twice for the Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 2001, for his debut novel, Salt, and in 2007, for Gradisil.


Published works



  • Salt (2000, ISBN 0-575-06896-5)
  • On (2001, ISBN 0-575-07176-1)
  • Stone (2002, ISBN 0-575-07396-9)
  • Polystom (2003, ISBN 0-575-07541-4)
  • The Snow (2004)
  • Gradisil (2006)
  • Land of the Headless (2007)
  • Splinter (2007)
  • Swiftly: A Novel (2008)
  • Yellow Blue Tibia: A Novel (2009, ISBN 0-575-08356-5)

Novellas and short story collections

  • Park Polar (2002)
  • Jupiter Magnified (2003)
  • Swiftly: Stories (2004)
  • "S-Bomb" in Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory (2008, ISBN 0-980-21140-9)



  • Science Fiction: the New Critical Idiom (2000, second edition 2005)
  • The History of Science Fiction (Palgrave Histories of Literature) (2006)

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