Adam Christopher

Adam Christopher was born in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2006 he moved to the North West of England, where he now lives in a house next to a canal.

Christopher's debut novel, a science fiction/superhero noir called Empire State, was released by Angry Robot in January 2012. His second novel, Seven Wonders, a spandex-clad superhero adventure, followed the same year. His 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, he won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s highest science fiction honour.

“Christopher’s tightly plotted novel is a truly original debut that, while subtly referencing Orwell, Kafka, Marvel comics and Philip K Dick, manages to maintain its own distinctive tone – a genuine pathos and longing for something elusively other. Recommended.” The Guardian “Suffused with a love for noir fiction and the golden age of American comic books, Christopher’s Empire State is something of a tour de force. If, somehow, Raymond Chandler and Philip K Dick had collaborated on a Superman story, they might well have produced this novel.” The Financial Times

March 27th 2012 interview with Adam Christopher

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 [...]

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Empire State

NA written by Adam Christopher

It was the last great science hero fight, but the energy blast ripped a hole in reality, and birthed the Empire State – a young, twisted parallel prohibition-era New [...]

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Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews


Made To Kill

The LA Trilogy #1 written by Adam Christopher

When a familiar-looking woman arrives at the Los Angeles offices of Raymond Electromatic - PI turned hit man and the world’s last robot - he takes on the case of a mi [...]

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Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews


The Burning Dark

The Spider Wars #1 written by Adam Christopher

Back in the day, Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland had led the Fleet into battle against an implacable machine intelligence capable of devouring entire worlds. But after savi [...]

Published: 2014

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


The Machine Awakes

The Spider Wars #2 written by Adam Christopher

In this far future space opera set in the Spider War universe of The Burning Dark, a government agent uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from the slums of Salt City to th [...]

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Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews