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ADAM ROBERTS

Gollancz Fantasy HB September £8.99 176pp 978 0 575 09642 4 eBook: £8.99 978 0 575 09673 8

I, Soddit The hilarious autobiography of the legendary hero of The Soddit. The Soddit told the story of how Bingo Grabbins joined some dwarves on an adventure to kill a dragon. Along the way he found a magical ring and became a hero. But what happens after you become a hero? You write your autobiography. Bingo’s publishers won't tell him what they are doing with his book about his adventures, someone wants to make a film of them and now someone else is doing a TV series that will be much gravellier (or is that grittier? Bingo is unsure) that threatens to steal all their glory. I, Soddit is a hilarious account of the downsides of being a fantasy hero. • Adam Roberts’ The Soddit was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold 150,000 copies. Adam Roberts is a multiple Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee and a professor at Royal Holloway University. He is the author of many critically acclaimed SF novels and bestselling parodies such as The Soddit.

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Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • September/October 2013

‘The absurdly talented Adam Roberts is . . .hauling British science fiction into a bright future of sparkling sentences and densely ironic conceits’ The Daily Telegraph

Gollancz Science Fiction HB October £16.99 320pp 978 0 575 13442 3 eBook: £16.99 978 0 575 13444 7

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea Illustrated by Mahendra Singh

A visionary meta-sequel to Verne’s masterpiece. In 1954 a French nuclear submarine makes its maiden voyage. And sinks. And sinks and sinks. Long after it should be crushed by the pressure it enters a strange new world . . . This is both a sequel and a commentary on Verne’s classic tale, as well as being a mesmerising SF story in its own right.