Listening to the In Our Time programme on the Putney Debates brought home to me how much Adam Roberts had drawn on the historical New Model Army in his book of the same name.
On Monday last week I went camping in Cornwall:
taking the book with me. Not having read Adam Roberts before I had no idea what to expect. I started reading, and was very impressed with what I found. There's a mixture of excellent ideas mixed with erudition, and action scenes that I can only describe as punchy. Roberts is a real student of the craft of writing. I'm looking forward to reading more from him.