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The Empire State is the other New York.

It’s a parallel-universe, a Prohibition-era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple. It’s a city where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes who once kept the streets safe have fallen into deadly rivalries and feuds. Not that its colorful 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 a smart and fast-paced superhero-noir adventure that will excite genre fans and general readers alike. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Adam Christopher’s debut novel is a noir, Philip K. Dick–ish science fiction superhero story…As captivating as a kaleidoscope…just feel it in all its weird glory.”

    Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A fascinating debut novel that meshes noir sensibilities and science fiction together and keeps the reader guessing throughout. Adam Christopher handles intricacies of parallel worlds, time travel, and suspense with a skill lacking in many more-seasoned authors.”

    Mike Stackpole, New York Times bestselling author

  • “From the first explosive rat-a-tat-tat of bullets to the very last twist and turn, Empire State surely cannot be a debut novel. The fantastical dreams of Verne and Wells mixed with the noir reality of Spillane or Chandler, this is a book that doesn’t play by the rules—and is all the better for it.”

    Tony Lee, New York Times bestselling author and Doctor Who comic writer

  • “Adam Christopher maintains a punchy, bestseller prose style that keeps the action rocketing along and protagonists that seem right both in their own setting and appropriate to what we already recognize as super heroes. Empire State is an excellent, involving read, and it fully deserves to be the start of a new universe.”

    Paul Cornell, DC Comics and Dr. Who writer

  • “Down these steam-driven streets a man must go…straight into a pocket universe of trouble. Brutal, knowing, and deft, Adam Christopher delivers.”

    Jon Courtenay Grimwood, BSFA Award–winning author

  • “Stylish, sinister, and wickedly fun, Empire State is not your average sexy retro parallel universe superhero noir.”

    Lauren Beukes, award-winning author of Zoo City

  • “A daring, dreamlike, almost hallucinatory thriller, one that plays with the conventions of pulp fiction and superheroes like a cat with a ball of yarn.”

    Kurt Busiek, Eisner Award–winning writer of Astro City and Marvels

  • “Destined to be a science fiction classic, Empire State is a breathtakingly original noir tale of intrigue, mystery, and quantum physics, deftly played out in storytelling so brilliant I’m finding it hard not to hate the author.”

    Diana Rowland, author of My Life as a White Trash Zombie

  • “From first to last page, Adam Christopher’s Empire State careens along at a furious pace. Along the way, he beautifully meshes the best noir tropes with science fiction and wraps it up in a world (or two) that rivals some of the classics of speculative fiction.”

    John Hornor Jacobs, author of Southern Gods

  • “Watch out for this Adam kid, he’s nobody’s sap. He’s got a sharp nib and a sharper wit. He’d steal your last few hours before you could say ‘cat’s pajamas,’ and you’d thank him for it.”

    Billy Campbell, star of The Rocketeer

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