Saturday, 30 October 2010

Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (2010)


My review of Charles Yu's rather spiffy debut title has now appeared in the Grauniad. Follow that link and you'll see what I have to say about it, and also see that the Guardian, despite me having pointed it out to them on several occasions, are still using the byline photograph of a completely different person.

10 comments:

Ben Aaronovitch said...

That's why we call it the Grauniad.

rreugen said...

Nah, it has to be you.

regenklang said...

just picked this up, making for a joyous trifecta with the Quantum Thief and Tragic Universe

now if I can just get my mitts on the Dervish House...

Niall Alexander said...

Ohhhh.

I had wondered. I remember your author photograph looking rather a lot less like the Economist's news editor...

Niall Alexander said...

Of course what I meant to say was: fine review. I've had this one on the stack for months now, really must give it a good stroking sooner rather than later.

regenklang said...

really loving this; in fact, used some of the plot ideas to promote discussion in class, although some of the more bitten-tongue-cheek concepts are a bit beyond a teenager's emotional mileage. Also sparked an idea for a short story I'm writing.

And the review was great, needless to say :)

Adam Roberts said...

Regenklang: thank you!

Oliver said...

If you will have the same name as other people(a friend and colleague, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wonga-Coup-Adam-Roberts/dp/1861979347) this is what you let yourself in for

Oliver said...

If you must have the same name as other people (friend and colleague at The Economist, but not its news editor, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wonga-Coup-Adam-Roberts/dp/1861979347) you have only yourself to blame, and the late governor of Indiana agrees with me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hazard_Perry_Morton

Adam Roberts said...

I blame myself.