Empire State by Adam Christopher

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THE EMPIRE STATE IS THE OTHER NEW YORK. A parallel-universe, Prohibition-era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple, a place where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes that once kept the streets safe have fallen into dysfunctional rivalries and feuds. Not that its colourful residents know anything about the real New York… until detective Rad Bradley makes a discovery that will change the lives of all its inhabitants. Playing on the classic Gotham conventions of the Batman comics and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, debut author Adam Christopher has spun this smart and fast-paced superhero-noir adventure, the sort of souped-up thrill ride that will excite genre fans and general readers alike.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Pocket Universe | Heroes or Villains | Speak Easy | Loyalties Divided ]

e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-194-4

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About Adam Christopher

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ADAM CHRISTOPHER was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and grew up watching Pertwee-era Doctor Who and listening to The Beatles. In 2006, Adam moved to the sunny North West of England, where he lives in domestic bliss with his wife and cat in a house next to a canal. When not writing Adam can be found drinking tea and obsessing over DC Comics, Stephen King, and The Cure. He is also a strong advocate for social media, especially Twitter, which he spends far too much time on, avoiding work.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published December 27, 2011 by Angry Robot. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fantasy Literature

So when Angry Robot announced Adam Christopher’s Empire State and mentioned a Prohibition-era parallel universe in the book description, deftly combining two topics I dearly love, I couldn’t wait to get my copy.

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To paraphrase Dragnet, there are millions of stories in the Empire State – and Adam Christopher has tried to tell as many of them as possible within a single coherent narrative.

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If you haven't been living under the rock for the past few weeks, you probably heard the hype about Adam Christopher's debut novel Empire State, published by Angry Robot Books.

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

(Think watching The Sixth Sense a second time once you know the secret of that.) Christopher plays with the conventions of the noir genre, in particular its clever use of descriptive prose: there are certain similarities between elements of the story that might have been much clearer earlier if ...

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