The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

“If you’re not careful, Adam Christopher will melt your face off with The Age Atomic: the heat of the prose pairs with searing action. This is fireball storytelling and a rare follow-up that’s better than its predecessor.”
Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds Mockingbird and The Blue Blazes

“A wonderful novel, The Age Atomic proves that Adam Christopher can write sequels just as well as anyone. The most fun read of 2013 so far, and one of the best. 5/5
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The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher, art & design by Will StaehleThe sequel to Empire State – the superhero-noir fantasy thriller set in the other New York.

The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle.

Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale.

As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest – or destruction – of the Empire State.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Splitting the Atoms | Angry Robots | Crossing | Universal Destruction ]

Book Info:
The Second Empire State Novel

UK Print
Date: 4th April 2013
ISBN: 9780857663139
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

UK Limited Edition – Forbidden Planet Exclusive
Date: 4th April 2013
ISBN: 9780857663788
Format: Hardback
R.R.P.: £20.00
Available From: ForbiddenPlanet.com

US/CAN Print
Date: 26th March 2013
ISBN: 9780857663146
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99

Ebook
Date: 26th March 2013
ISBN: 9780857663153
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Books in This Series:

1. Empire State (January 2012)

Other Angry Robot Books by This Author:

Seven Wonders

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook
Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

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Praise and Reviews:

“The sequel to last year’s Empire State sees Christopher’s ‘pocket universe’ alt-Manhattan under threat from earth tremors, endless winter, and an army of killer robots. The nuclear terror of the Red Menace era is filtered through a fusion of SF and gumshoe novel to superb effect.”
- James Lovegrove, Financial Times

The Age Atomic is another masterful tale by Adam Christopher. An action-packed noir Atompunk tale with more layers, facettes and twists than one would expect and which keeps the reader enthralled from the first to the last page. Highly recommended reading! 10 out of 10 Zeppelins”
- Traveler at Daily Steampunk

“While the ideas behind this series show that Adam is imaginative and bright, it’s the writing that keeps you enthralled. I couldn’t tell you the amount of evenings where I lost track of time reading this book – it’s that good.”
- Brandon at Every Read Thing

“A glorious and joyous ode to the pulp science fiction of old. Awesome fun, from start to finish, just straight up, pure entertainment.”
- A Writer’s Sidequest

For Empire State:

“Adam Christopher’s debut novel is a noir, Philip K Dick-ish science fiction superhero story… a novel of surreal resonances, things that are like other things, plot turns that hearken to other plot turns. It’s often fascinating, as captivating as a kaleidoscope… just feel it in all its weird glory.”
Cory Doctorow, author of Makers and Little Brother

“Christopher’s tightly plotted novel is a truly original debut that, while subtly referencing Orwell, Kafka, Marvel comics and Philip K Dick, manages to maintain its own distinctive tone – a genuine pathos and longing for something elusively other. Recommended.”
- The Guardian

“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 recognise as super heroes. Empire State is an excellent, involving read, and it fully deserves to be the start of a new universe.”
- Paul Cornell, Doctor Who scriptwriter, and author of Stormwatch and Demon Knights

“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

“As it happens, I’m a sucker for hard-boiled retro sci-fi stories; rocket-powered superheroes, spunky dames, fedoras, Studebakers slewing round gritty Gotham street-corners on two wheels, and Adam Christopher sure knows his way around a tightly spun yarn – I was a pig in poop from page one! As they say: This story? She’s a real sweater-full, with a great pair’a getaway sticks… 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

For Seven Wonders:

“This is traditional heroism with a decidedly wicked and iconoclastic twist. Inventive, engaging, bewitching, and delightful, a feast as much for fans of the tropes as for the innocents amongst us.”
- Greg Rucka, New York Times bestselling author of Alpha, The Punisher and Batman

“Adam Christopher grabbed everyone’s attention with his debut novel Empire State, and his follow up Seven Wonders will surely please all of his readers who have been waiting breathlessly for more. A smart, entertaining, energetic take on the superhero genre.”
- Victor Gischler, writer of X-Men and Deadpool

“A blast of pure pleasure. This is Watchmen meets NYPD Blue, while The Incredibles stroll by; fast-moving action infused with Christopher’s infectious love of pulp fiction and the superhero genre.”
- Philip Palmer, author of Version 43, Hell Ship and Artemis

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