Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Arthur C Clarke Award 2012: Shortlist

Well, things are winding down here at Punkadiddle; a couple more committments to cover a couple of titles, to which I'll try and get round as soon as I can, then it'll be time to ring down the curtain and join the bleedin choir invisible. First, though, may I direct your attention to my review of the Arthur C Clarke Award shortlist for 2012? It's just gone up at Strange Horizons, in two parts: Part 1, Part 2. The Oxford University Press used, in the early 20th-century, to promise £5 (a lot of money in those days) to anybody who could spot a typo in their edition of the King James Bible. I'd like to offer something similar for this review, but I'm afraid it would bankrupt me. In other news: the poster at the top is for Sci-Fi London 2012, at which the winner of this year's award will be announced. I recommend this excellent jamboree to you earnestly and heartily.

11 comments:

Al R said...

Adam - I'll be very sorry if you do stop blogging here; it's been consistently entertaining, intelligent and informative. I can safely say I've been educated.

Richard Cooper said...

What? No more punkadiddle?

Joe Abercrombie said...

No . . . more . . . punkadiddle?

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense.

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rog peppe said...

oh darn. this is the blog that i've been using as a start off point for so much good sf. i'll be sad indeed if you stop all reviews here.

Wally said...

out of curiosity -- why stop? ceasing blogging entirely, or just here?

aelilea said...

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Mike Taylor said...

I add my voice to the chorus. I'll be really sad if you stop writing this site. I know the frequency is low -- that's fine, in fact it's almost a positive. It just means that every now and then I get the unexpected gift of a nice nugget of criticism in my inbox. I'll miss that.

Adam Roberts said...

Thank you, everybody. I do appreciate the kind words.

Gareth said...

Hope that means you're carrying on - love reading and thinking about your reviews. Really appreciated your recent post on pornokitsch too about encouraging children to read.

Manoj Kusshwaha said...

nice article and how you explain any topic is amazing