Presented annually, the British Science Fiction Awards (BSFA) are fan awards that seek to honor the most worthy examples in each category, promote the genre of science fiction, and get people reading, talking about, and enjoying all that contemporary science fiction has to offer. This year the people spoke and selected Jack Glass for 2012's Best Novel.
With Jack Glass, acclaimed author Adam Roberts (Yellow Blue Tibia) introduces an infamous killer who is involved in three interlocking murder mysteries that mesh Golden Age science fiction with Golden Age crime. The reader knows from the start that Glass is the murderer, and as Roberts shares the tales—a gritty prison story, a locked-room mystery, and a whodunit—he somehow manages to seduce readers into sympathizing with a sociopathic serial killer.
In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said, “This intelligent, powerful mingling of sensibilities and a serenely assured style makes for a remarkably compelling novel.” In a PW Q&A, Roberts shares that he was “drawn to Golden Age SF because I’d never properly written an old-style rocketship SF yarn before. And there’s something about the form of the puzzle-whodunit that really appeals to me: the way it puts a premium upon ingenuity and form, two things I prize highly.”
Read the full Publishers Weekly review of Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer >
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View the complete PW Q&A: Murder in Space >
Read an excerpt of the book on Tor.com >