by Adam Roberts
Gollancz Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575075894
Date: 20 March 2008 List Price £18.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: Due from Gollancz in March 08, this new Adam Roberts novel, Swiftly. Roberts, whom I always think must be the hardest working writer in the world, is a real shining gem of British genre fiction and one with many, many facets. No two books of his are alike, and his particular skill is extrapolating an entire novel from the kernel of singular idea.
Swiftly, not to be confused with Robert's short story collection of the same name, published by Nightshade Books, is essentially a sequel to Gulliver's Travels. "...a tale of illicit love, betrayal, war and plague set in a world where Gulliver's account of his fantastical voyage was all too true. It is a novel of immense ambition; at once an awe-inspiring account of a universe of infinite variety and a celebration of intimacy."