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Recent publications


Chapters in books

    • “Utopianism,” Slant Screens and Screenings: A Handbook of New Science Fiction Cinemas, ed. J. P. Telotte (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2021)
    • “A Housewife's Dream? Automation and the Problem of Women's Free Time,” Technologies of Feminist Speculative Fiction, ed. Sherryl Vint and Sumeyra Buran (Palgrave, forthcoming 2021)
    • “Utopia and Science Fiction,” Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian Literature, ed. Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, Fátima Vieira and Peter Marks (Palgrave, forthcoming 2021)
    • “Hope,” Critical Transitions: Genealogies of Intellectual Change, ed. Patricia Waugh and Marc Botha (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2020)
    • "'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 2020)
    • “Experiment and the Genre Novel: British Fiction, 1980-2018,” The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction, 1980-2018, ed. Peter Boxall (Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 150-168
    • “Like Any Other Commodity? Literary Prize Culture, Commercialisation and the Rise of a New Reading Public,” British Literature in Transition, 1980–2000: Accelerated Times, ed. Eileen Pollard and Berthold Schoene (Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 325-340
    • “The Networked Novel,” The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction, ed. Daniel O'Gorman and Robert Eaglestone (Routledge, 2018), pp. 13-24
    • "Utopian Prospects, 1900-1949," Science Fiction: A Literary History, ed. Roger Luckhurst (British Library Press, 2017), pp. 72-101
    • “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 World at One programme (with Mark Mardell and John Lanchester), 10 May 2019 (available to listen to on BBC Sounds here; our segment starts at 34:08 minutes into the programme)
    • 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 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)