Splinter Review

Adam Roberts's fine literary SF masterpiece, Splinter, has received wonderful in-depth write-up on the blog of Rich Puchalsky.

My own reading is that the book worked as a savage and sometimes funny extended satire or metaphor for the history of SF. It was about the anxiety of SF, as a written genre, and its uneasy relationship with literariness -- the concerns of some authors and fans about whether it's ever going to successfully split off and become a new form of literary writing in its own right.

The mass market edition of Splinter will be released later next year.

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