Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Guy Saville, The Afrika Reich (2011)


Didn't Lavie Tidhar already write this novel?

3 comments:

Guy Saville said...

The great thing about google alerts is that it, well, ‘alerts’ you to everything written about your book…

I don’t know about Lavie Tidhar (he’s a new one on me, though I’ve just ordered Hebrew Punk)… though I would say my book is much more Alastair Maclean than it is Philip K. Dick.

What I do know is that you taught me everything I know about Blake and Browning at RHUL!

GS

Adam Roberts said...

You're that Guy Saville? How wonderful!

Thanks for dropping by. Lavie is a friend of mine; but you're right, I ought to do more with your book than simply use it as a platform for gently needling him. So: onto the Kindle it goes -- a proper review to follow.

Really pleased to hear you're doing so well.

Guy Saville said...

Hello again

Will be interested to see what you make of it.

I spent ten unsuccessful years trying to get published and being told my work was too ‘quirky’. Then some one advised me to write a genre novel as an easier way in through the door. This is the result. Despite the frenetic pace and all the explosions there is an intelligent book in there. A wise reviewer at the Economist saw it; others haven’t, just enjoyed it as a romp; others still have been baffled/outraged…

Looking forward to reading Lavie’s book. And I see you’re doing rather well yourself. In fact you’re something of a sci-fi star!