New Model Army

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Orion, Apr 15, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages

Adam Roberts' new novel is a terrifying vision of a near future war - a civil war that tears the UK apart as new technologies allow the world's first truly democratic army to take on the British army and wrest control from the powers that be.

Taking advances in modern communication and the new eagerness for power from the bottom upwards, Adam Roberts has produced a novel that is at once an exciting war novel and a philosophical examination of war and democracy.

It shows one of the UK's most exciting and innovative literary voices working at the height of his powers and investing SF with literary significance that is its due.

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User Review  - jmkemp - LibraryThing

It has a Fab Concept. However it doesn't quite work. Some of it is too heavy handed and not well enough researched to be credible. I bought this book because I liked the premise, a change in the ... Read full review

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teaching this in April a favorite, though atpypical bit "the car in front of me was giving voice to my grief, although it was a nerveless and bloodless device. It was a mourner. The machine mourned as ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Adam Roberts is Professor of 19th Century Literature at London University. His first novel, SALT, was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, as were his novels GRADISIL and YELLOW BLUE TIBIA. His novel SWIFTLY was shortlisted for a Sidewise Award. He has also published a number of academic works on both 19th Century poetry and SF, and is a regular contributer on SF for the BBC and various online venues.

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