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Sibilant Fricative

Reviews of books and films, mostly science fictional, by Adam Roberts. That's all.

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Aug 2023 4
Sep 2023 0
Oct 2023 1
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Dec 2023 6
Jan 2024 1
Feb 2024 0
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Apr 2024 1

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Most recent posts

Robert Foster (author), Ted Nasmith (illustrator), “The Complete Guide to Middle-earth: The Definitive Guide to the World of J.R.R. Tolkien” (HarperCollins 2022)
[This review originally appeared in The Times, Sept 1st 2022] Encyclopedias are almanacs to real life, or most of them are. Diderot’s great Encyclopédie (1757-71) set out to describe all the ‘sciences, arts and crafts’. …
On , by Adam Roberts, 824 words
Interstellar Voyages: Attrition Rates
I’ve been thinking about deep space exploration, and indeed colonisation. Specifically: thinking about the rates of attrition of such future-voyages. We as a species have gone from sending actual breathing people to the moon to …
On , by Adam Roberts, 543 words
Our 1862 Correspondent Writes: ‘War In The Air? It'll Never Take Off’
An article, from Littell's Living Age (13th September 1862), ‘A Voyage in the Air’, reports on two Victorian scientists, Henry Tracey Coxwell and James Glaisher, who ascended in a hot-air balloon to a height of …
On , by Adam Roberts, 578 words