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Recent publications

Books

Chapters in books

    • “Experiment and the Genre Novel,” The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction, 1980 to the Present, ed. Peter Boxall (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018)
    • "Utopian Prospects, 1900-1949," Science Fiction: A Literary History, ed. Roger Luckhurst (British Library Press, forthcoming 2017)
    • “Britain’s Literary Prize Culture, 1980-2000,” Accelerated Times: British Literature in Transition, 1980-2000, ed. Berthold Schoene (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016)
    • "'Who Goes There?': Contemporary SF, 1984-2016," The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, 2nd edition, ed. Farah Mendlesohn, Edward James and Niall Harrison (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017)
    • “Time in Contemporary Fiction,” The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Fiction, ed. Robert Eaglestone (Routledge, forthcoming 2017)
    • “UnIntroduction: China Miéville's Weird Universe,” China Miéville: Critical Essays, ed. Caroline Edwards and Antonio Venezia (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2015), pp. 1-38
    • “Beyond the Blue: The Sorrowful Joy of Gee,” Maggie Gee: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah Dillon and Caroline Edwards (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2015), pp. 1-29
    • Uncovering the ‘gold-bearing rubble’: Ernst Bloch’s Literary Criticism,” Utopianism, Modernism and Literature in the Twentieth Century, ed. Alice Reeve-Tucker and Nathan Waddell (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 182-203
    • Strange Transactions: Utopia, Transmigration and Time in Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas,” David Mitchell: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah Dillon (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2010), pp. 179-203

Journal articles

Media publications, interviews & citations

    • Live radio appearance on BBC Radio 4's Woman’s Hour (with Jane Garvey), 7 March 2017 (available to listen to on iPlayer here)
    • Radio appearance on “A New Red World,” BBC Radio 4 Documentary as part of the “We Are The Martians” week-long festival, 7 March 2017 (available to listen to on iPlayer here)
    • Live radio appearance on “Weird Thinking,” BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking, broadcast on 29 November 2016 (available to listen to on iPlayer here)
    • Featured in the BBC One Documentary "Future Tense: The Story of H. G. Wells," broadcast on 16 September 2016 (available to watch on iPlayer here)
    • Feature Interview, “The Gold Route to Open Science,” scilog: Blog of The Austrian Science Fund (FWF), July 2016 (read the full interview here)
    • [CITATION] Adam Roberts, "Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015," The Guardian, December 2015 (available here)
    • [CITATION] David Matthews, “Open Library of Humanities aims to ‘flip’ journals to open access,” Times Higher Education, December 2015 (available here)
    • BBC World Service interview for "Crunch Lit," a programme exploring fiction's response to the 2008 financial crash, broadcast in December 2014 (listen on iPlayer here)
    • Invited online discussion as part of the BFI Voyager Science Fiction Festival organised in October 2014 by the British Film Institute and HarperVoyager Books (click here for more information)
    • Consulted for a BBC iWonder timeline published in October 2014 as part of the BBC Science Fiction Season (view the timeline here)
    • Invited Guest for Tweet Chat Q&A, jobs.ac.uk Jobs Recruitment Website, July 2014 (click here for more information)
    • Radio Interview, “Dimensionen: Offene Wissenschaft für alle,” Österreichischer Rundfunk [ORF: The National Austrian Broadcaster], August 2013 (click here to read a German transcript of my interview contribution on radio)
    • [CITATION] Jennifer Reut, “New Open Access Platform for the Humanities Launches,” Perspectives on History: News from the American Historical Association, 28 March 2013
    • “Gold Rush” (co-authored with Martin Paul Eve), London Graduate School ThoughtPiece, 5 March 2013 (click here to read this blog post)
    • [CITATION] Damien Walter, “Adam Roberts: Last of the SF Writers?” The Guardian, 15 February 2013 (click here to read this article)
    • [CITATION] Paul Jump, “Fools Gold?”, Times Higher Education (cover story), 14 February 2013
    • [CITATION] Jen Howard, “Project Aims to Bring PLOS-Style Openness to the Humanities,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 January 2013 (click here to read this article)
    • [CITATION] Alasdair Stuart, “Adam Roberts Conference,” SFX Magazine, 25 January 2013 (click here to read this blog post)
    • [CITATION] Damien Walter, “The weird deserves recognition as a major literary movement,” The Guardian, 20 September 2012 (click here to read this article)
    • Contribution to panel discussion “How to be a Good Lecturer,” Guardian Higher Education Network, 18 May 2012
    • “The Books Interview: David Mitchell,” New Statesman, 11 August 2010 (click here to read this interview)
    • “An Interview with American Poet Zachary Carlsen,” Left Lion Magazine, 8 July 2010
    • “An Interview with American Poet Laressa Dickey,” Left Lion Magazine, 19 June 2010
    • “The Books Interview: Jon McGregor,” New Statesman, 1 April 2010 (click here to read this interview)