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BRISK MONEY cover reveal!

On July 23rd, Tor.com publish my next novelette, Brisk Money. The official blurb is up, as is the cover art!


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July 23
“BRISK MONEY”
Written by Adam Christopher
Edited by Paul Stevens
Illustration by Gérard Dubois

Raymond Chandler famously hated science fiction, saying “They pay brisk money for this crap?” However, it has recently come to light that Chandler secretly wrote a series of stories and novels starring a robot detective. He then burnt all the manuscripts and went on writing his noir masterpieces. Unknown to Chandler, his housekeeper had managed to save some of these discarded manuscripts from the grate in his study, preserving the tales for future generations.


The illustration, by Gérard Dubois, is astonishing – it’s a painting. If you look at the detail in full-size, it’s just incredible.

I’m thrilled to have another story on Tor.com, who are the purveyors of some of the finest online fiction there is. My thanks to editor Paul Stevens, and also to Art Director Irene Gallo, who has pulled it out of the bag yet again with Gérard’s cover.

Brisk Money is a prequel to The LA Trilogy, a set of three novels starring Raymond Electromatic, a robot PI. The first one is due to drop from Tor in September 2015. You can find out more about how The LA Trilogy came about over at Tor.com.