Keith Roberts

Novelist, Author

1935 – 2000

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Who was Keith Roberts?

Keith John Kingston Roberts, was an English science fiction author. He began publishing with two stories in the September 1964 issue of Science Fantasy magazine, "Anita" and "Escapism.

Several of his early stories were written using the pseudonym Alistair Bevan. His second novel, Pavane, which is a collection of linked stories, may be his most famous work: an alternate history novel in which the Roman Catholic Church takes control of England following the assassination of Queen Elizabeth I.

Roberts wrote numerous novels and short stories, and also worked as an illustrator. His artistic contributions include covers and interior artwork for New Worlds and Science Fantasy, later renamed Impulse. He also edited the last few issues of Impulse although the nominal editor was Harry Harrison.

In later life, Roberts lived in Salisbury. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, and died of its complications in October 2000. Obituaries recalled him as a talented but personally 'difficult' author, with a history of disputes with publishers, editors and colleagues.

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Born
Sep 20, 1935
Kettering
Also known as
  • Alistair Bevan
  • David Stringer
  • Keith John Kingston Roberts
  • John Kingston
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Oct 5, 2000
Salisbury

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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