Adam Christopher's debut novel is a noir, Philip K Dick-ish science fiction superhero story, a novel of surreal resonances, things that are like other things, plot turns that hearken to other plot turns. It's often fascinating, as captivating as a kaleidoscope, just feel it in all its weird glory.: Cory Doctorow, author of Makers and Little Brother. - This is simply one of the greatest science fiction books I have ever read... So if you are looking for a super stylish, utterly engrossing, fast paced, smart and quirky read, I couldn't recommend this highly enough. 9/10" - Starburst Magazine - Adam Christopher maintains a punchy, bestseller prose style that keeps the action rocketing along, and protagonists that seem right both in their own setting, and appropriate to what we already recognise as super heroes. Empire State is an excellent, involving read, and it fully deserves to be the start of a new universe. Paul Cornell, Doctor Who scriptwriter, and author of Stormwatch and Demon Knights - A daring, dreamlike, almost hallucinatory thriller, one that plays with the conventions of pulp fiction and superheroes like a cat with a ball of yarn. Kurt Busiek, Eisner Award-winning writer of Astro City and Marvels - Stylish, sinister, and wickedly fun, Empire State is not your average sexy retro parallel universe superhero noir. - Lauren Beukes, Arthur C Clarke Award winning author of Zoo City - Destined to be a science fiction classic, Empire State is a breathtakingly original noir tale of intrigue, mystery, and quantum physics, deftly played out in storytelling so brilliant I'm finding it hard not to hate the author. - Diana Rowland, author of My Life as a White Trash Zombie - Fantastic stuff... The author is truly at the top of his game here. Goddamitt, I want more. - The Founding Fields
About the Author
Adam 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 sunny North West of England, where he now lives in domestic bliss with his wife and cat in a house next to a canal, although he has yet to take up any fishing-related activities. Adam's short fiction has appeared in Pantechnicon, Hub, and Dark Fiction Magazine, and has been nominated for the British Science Fiction Association, British Fantasy Society, and Parsec awards. In 2010, as an editor, Adam 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 DC Comics, Stephen King, and The Cure. He is also a strong advocate for social media, especially Twitter, which he spends far too much time on avoiding work.