Keith John Kingston Roberts was a British science fiction author.
Keith John Kingston Roberts was a British science fiction author. Several of his early stories were written using Used These Alternate Names: Alistair Bevan, John Kingston, David Stringer. Keith John Kingston Roberts was a British science fiction author.
Gráinne Gráinne, quite simply, is unique; a moving and magical tour de force that ranks with Keith Robert's best works. Ostensibly, the novel charts the career of one Alistair Bevan, writer and adman, from his beginnings in a post-war Midland town. Here though any parallels with our world cease. Through Bevan's vivid memories we meet Gráinne; blue-stocking seductress, darling of the media. Painfully human yet mysterious as her great namesake, the girl-goddess doomed by her own proud nature who plunged all Ireland into war and shadow. But there's very much more.
Well, here’s a change,’ he says. He wears a sage-green sweater this bright morning, neat green slacks. He packs a pipe with care, lights up. Air conditioning whirls the smoke away. He lies back in the chair. Not quite what I was used to,’ he says, ‘but very good. Do you make your own tobacco?’. Something like that,’ he says. The patient considers. I know you,’ he says finally. We met before; you kept a bookshop once, down by the Green.
Keith John Kingston Roberts (20 September 1935 – 5 October 2000) was an English science fiction author. Several of his early stories were written using the pseudonym Alistair Bevan.
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As author and illustrator, Keith Roberts did more than most to define the look of UK science fiction magazines in the 1960s. In addition to his BFSA Award wins, he was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. He is perhaps best known for his seminal alternate history novel, Pavane, but his work covered a broad range of SF's tropes and settings, as can be seen from the titles collected in this omnibus: The Chalk Giants, Kiteworld and The Grain Kings. THE CHALK GIANTS: After the apocalypse the hazardous evolution of mankind continues.