• Author Interviews,  Features,  Random

    Exclusive Interview: Adam Roberts

    Adam Roberts, author of Jack Glass kindly agreed to be interviewed for Books and Reviews after I loved his novel, a perfect mix of sci-fi and crime fiction. I highly recommend you to check his website where he usually posts about sci-fi. Thanks to Adam again for the review copy and for answering my questions. 1. Jack Glass is an extraordinary blend of sci-fi and crime fiction. How did it all start? (Where did the idea come from, the characters, etc.). The idea came, as I say in the post-script, out of a desire to crash together some of the conventions of ‘Golden Age’ SF with ‘Golden Age’ whodunit crime fiction.…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Jack Glass by Adam Roberts

    I first learnt of Jack Glass by Adam Roberts thanks to the Book Depository home page. Although I contacted Orion Books no one replied to me, so the very Adam Roberts was kind enough to send me signed review copy nonetheless! Lucky me. From Good Reads: Jack Glass is the murderer—we know this from the start. Yet as this extraordinary novel unfolds, readers will be astonished to discover how he committed the murders and by the end of the book, their sympathies for the killer will be fully engaged. Riffing on the tropes of crime fiction (the country house murder, the locked room mystery) and imbued with the feel of…