It’s always so hard keeping things like this secret, but today’s the day – I’m pleased to announce that I’ve signed a new deal with Angry Robot for another two books! You can read the official announcement here, but in the meantime here’s the full press release:
Press release | 20th March 2012 | For Immediate Release
Adam Christopher Joins Angry Robot’s Four-Book Club
Following the hugely successful launch of his debut novel Empire State earlier this year, Angry Robot has signed Adam Christopher for another two titles.
Christopher revisits the world of the Empire State in a sequel, The Age Atomic, to be published in May 2013, with Hang Wire – a tale of ancient gods and serial killers – to follow within a year.
The deal included world English rights in physical and electronic formats and was negotiated by Angry Robot editor Lee Harris and Christopher’s agent Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Agency.
New Zealand-born Christopher, who now lives in the UK, said: “I’m delighted to be back for another visit to the Empire State! Rad Bradley is a character close to my heart, and as soon as he reappeared on the page and started throwing punches, I felt like an old friend had returned… albeit one I’m obliged to put through the wringer again! Angry Robot continue to impress with a kick-ass roster of authors and titles, and I’m thrilled that The Age Atomic and Hang Wire will be part of it.”
Editor Lee Harris said: “I couldn’t be happier to have more of Adam’s books on our list. Adam joins a very exclusive club – he is now one of only three authors to have placed four books with Angry Robot. We’re thinking of getting them membership cards.”
Empire State was launched in January to widespread acclaim. Adam’s second novel – Seven Wonders – will be published worldwide in September 2012.
Visit Adam online at http://www.adamchristopher.co.uk, or check out his Twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/ghostfinder.
You can also read a new interview with Adam at Erik Lundqvist’s book review blog: http://www.iwillreadbooks.com.
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So there you go! As it says above, The Age Atomic is a sequel to my debut, Empire State; we move from we move from detective noir to 50s sci-fi as Rad finds himself New York’s Public Enemy number 1, fighting a quantum ghost and her army of atomic robots determined to protect the United States against the Red Menace of the Empire State.
Hang Wire is an urban fantasy, set in modern-day San Francisco. There’s ancient magic hidden in the city’s Chinatown, while below ground a primal evil begins to stir. Meanwhile, a serial killer stalks the streets at night and a sentient circus plots world domination.
The press release sums it up, but I’m pretty thrilled to be making a return to the world of Empire State with The Age Atomic. That secret novel I’ve mentioned a few times is that book. And Hang Wire is weird and wonderful, and a lot of fun to write. And before you ask, yes, it shares its name with the song by the Pixies.
And make sure to head over to I Will Read Books to learn more!
My thanks to Stacia Decker, Lee Harris, and everyone else at Angry Robot!