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BRISK MONEY cover reveal!

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


July 23
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, 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

Announcement! New three-book deal with Tor!

Time for some big news!

I’ve signed a new three-book deal with Tor US!



The deal is for a brand new series, The LA Trilogy, and, as the official terminology goes, was negotiated between my editor at Tor, Paul Stevens, and my agent, Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.

The LA Trilogy is a set of three as-yet-unnamed linked novels about Ray, a robot detective working in Los Angeles in the early 1960s, and his computer boss, Googol. The first one is due to drop in hardcover in September 2015.

Now, I’ll be talking a lot more about The LA Trilogy soon, but in the meantime, are running some background on the deal and the new novelette, Brisk Money, which started it all, along with some comments from Paul and myself. You can read the piece here.

For queries related to The LA Trilogy, feel free to drop me (if it’s about interviews or comments) or Stacia (if it’s about business) a line.

This new trilogy means I’m under contract for six books to Tor… blimey, better get back to work!