Adam Charles Roberts FRSL (born 30 June 1965) is a British science fiction and fantasy novelist. In 2018 he was elected Vice-President of the H.G. Wells Society. He has a degree in English from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from Cambridge University on Robert Browning and the Classics.

Books in order of publication:

Novels

  • Salt (2000)
  • On (2001)
  • Stone (2002)
  • Polystom (2003)
  • The Snow (2004)
  • Gradisil (2006)
  • Land of the Headless (2007)
  • Splinter (2007)
  • Swiftly: A Novel (2008)
  • Yellow, Blue Tibia: A Novel (2009)
  • New Model Army (2010)
  • By Light Alone (2011)
  • Jack Glass (2012)
  • Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (2014)
  • Bête (2014)
  • The Thing Itself (2015)
  • The Real-Town Murders (2017)
  • By the Pricking of Her Thumb (2018)
  • Haven (2018)
  • The Black Prince (2018)

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)
  • Anticopernicus (2011)
  • Adam Robots (2013)
  • “Trademark Bugs: A Legal History”, Reach for Infinity (2014)
  • Saint Rebor (2015)
  • Bethany (2016)
  • The Lake Boy (2018)
  • The Man Who Would Be Kling (2019)
  • The Compelled (2020)

Parodies

  • The Soddit (2003, The Hobbit)
  • The McAtrix Derided (2004, The Matrix)
  • The Sellamillion (2004, The Silmarillion)
  • Star Warped (2005, Star Wars)
  • The Va Dinci Cod (2005, The Da Vinci Code)
  • Doctor Whom: E.T. Shoots and Leaves (2006, Doctor Who)
  • I am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas (2009, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol).
  • The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo (2010, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
  • I, Soddit: The Autobiography (2013, The Hobbit)

Criticism

  • Silk and Potatoes: Contemporary Arthurian Fantasy (1998)
  • Science Fiction: the New Critical Idiom (2000, second edition 2005)
  • Tolkien: A Look Behind “The Lord of the Rings” (with Lin Carter) (updated edition 2003)
  • The History of Science Fiction (Palgrave Histories of Literature) (2006, second edition 2016)
  • The Riddles of The Hobbit (Palgrave Macmillan) (2013)
  • Sibilant Fricative: Essays and Reviews (2014)
  • Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014 (2015)

Poetry

  • Wodwo Vergil (2018)

Non-fiction

Get Started in: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy (2014)