Adam Roberts is Professor of Nineteenth-century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published fourteen science fiction novels, the most recent of which are Jack Glass (Gollancz 2012), which won the BSFA and Campbell awards for best SF novel of the year; and Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (Gollancz 2014; with Mahendra Singh). With his academic hat on, he has published articles and books on a range of topics including Tolkien. The Riddles of the Hobbit (Palgrave 2013) is the most recent. The academic hat is purely metaphorical. He does not generally wear headgear.
The lecture will take place at 7 pm on Friday, 2nd May, at the Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College and people from both inside and outside Oxford University are welcome to attend. The lecture and wine reception/signing are free but please sign up here if you want to attend.