Here’s the press release:
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.
This is incredible news indeed! I haven’t had the opportunity to read Empire State, but it is on my list of “must reads for 2012.” If anyone would like to leave a quick opinion about the book, feel free to do so in the comments.
I should also say how lovely it is to receive emails from Angry Robot that are almost always positive. Every time they send me something, it is either about new books, new deals with authors, or new imprints. That tells me that they’re doing something right over in their UK offices. Congrats to Adam and everyone else involved at Angry Robot. Here’s to 10,000 more books from them all (yes, I mean that; you hear me, Adam Christopher? 10,000 books. Start writing…).