Christmas reads: part one

This Xmas, I’m spending some time away from the office in a lovely house in the Lake District with my partner’s family, where I shall be, let’s be honest, a bit bored. So what better plan than to do what I normally do all of the time anyway, and read some genre stuff? I’m going to be very good and make myself have at least one day of non-work related reading. Other than that, I expect it will be editing and slush-piling and so on. But here are a few things on my ‘read for pleasure’ pile: The Soddit. I can’t…

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The Soddit – Chapter 3

It’s time for your daily part-serialization of The Soddit, running all this week.  Last night saw the premiere of The Hobbit film in London, and one or two lucky members of team Gollancz managed to catch a glimpse of the red carpet – consider our Hobbit-watching appetites officially whetted. Chapter three of The Soddit is available to read here. (PDF)

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The Soddit – Chapter One

As The Hobbit begins his long awaited (and absolutely expected) journey to UK cinema screens, it’s the perfect time to revisit a Gollancz classic. The Soddit is Adam Roberts’ affectionate and hilarious parody of Tolkein’s much loved classic but don’t take our word for it. Put your hairy feet up, grab a mug of porter or a coffee from the pot on the hearth, maybe a seed cake or two, and settle down to the first of four extracts from ARRR Roberts’s The Sodditrunning on the blog this week.  Chapter  One THE  UNEXPECTED PART 3   In a hole, in…

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