Empire State by Adam Christopher
Angry Robot is one of those publishers you just have to keep an eye on, because they come out with some unique, surprising fiction. Their books tend to defy genre conventions and often are impossible to classify. To mess with our heads even more, they then stick weird little filing instructions on them, such as “File Under: Fantasy [ Aztec Mystery | Locked Room | Human Sacrifice | The Dead Walk! ]” for Aliette de Bodard’s Servant of the Underworld, or “[The Mob & Magic | Ancient Secrets | Zombie Wizardry | Bet Your Life]” for Matt Forbeck’s Vegas Knights.
So when Angry Robot announced Adam Christopher’s Empire State Read More
Adam ChristopherAdam Christopher was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and grew up watching Pertwee-era Doctor Who and listening to The Beatles, which isn’t a bad start for a child of the 80s. In 2006, Adam moved to the North West of England. Adam’s fiction has appeared in Pantechnicon, Hub, and Dark Fiction Magazine, and in 2010 he won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s highest science fiction honour. When not writing Adam can be found drinking tea and obsessing over superhero comics and The Cure. Learn more at Adam Christopher’s website.
Empire State — (2011-2013) Publisher: THE EMPIRE STATE IS THE OTHER NEW YORK. A parallel-universe, Prohibition-era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple, a place where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes that once kept the streets safe have fallen into dysfunctional rivalries and feuds. Not that its colourful residents know anything about the real New York… until detective Rad Bradley makes a discovery that will change the lives of all its inhabitants. Playing on the classic Gotham conventions of the Batman comics and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, debut author Adam Christopher has spun this smart and fast-paced superhero-noir adventure, the sort of souped-up thrill ride that will excite genre fans and general readers alike. File Under: Science Fiction [ Pocket Universe | Heroes or Villains | Speak Easy | Loyalties Divided ]
Empire State by Adam Christopher
Earth 2 [Press Start to Begin] — (2012) Publisher: Benjamin Greystone, a young high school student, is going to be one of the first Americans in the world to enter the virtual-reality game called “Earth 2.” The game had everything a young gamer could ever hope for, with battles against fierce dragons to breathtaking landscapes to interactive story-lines. Benjamin takes his two best friends inside the game with him but soon realizes that nothing is as it seems. He is the only one who is able to remember that Earth 2 is nothing more than a game, but there’s something else — another problem he faces while inside the virtual-reality world, and he alone seems to be the only one affected..
Seven Wonders — (2012) Publisher: Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura — a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl. When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be… File Under: Science Fiction [ Heroes In Action | A Double Cross | Kapow! | Tables Turned ]