Adam Christopher

Adam Christopher portrait image to appear alongside the Adam Christopher biography.

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.

Adam Christopher books reviewed


  • Empire State (2012)
    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 York.
  • Seven Wonders (2012)
    Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded super villain, 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… When the rift starts to close, both worlds are threatened, and both must fight for the right to exist.
  • The Age Atomic (2012)
    The sequel to Empire State, coming May 2013 from Angry Robot.
  • Shadow's Call (2012)
    A dark space opera, coming from Tor, winter 2014.
  • Hang Wire (2012)
    Ancient gods and serial killers in San Francisco. Coming Spring 2014 from Angry Robot.

Critical acclaim

“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