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Cover Unveiled for Empire State by Adam Christopher

Art by Will Staehle
Empire State is Adam Christopher's debut novel coming from Angry Robot, which is part of a two book deal for two Superhero influenced novels. The art for Empire State certainly seems fitting with its art deco style given the story is placed in 1930 America. Very Batman and original Sandman-esque. Here is the official blurb, which is short, but traditional for Angry Robot with their should be patented categories:
It was the last great science hero fight, but the energy blast ripped a hole in reality, and birthed the Empire State - a young, twisted parallel prohibition-era New York.

When the rift starts to close, both worlds are threatened, and both must fight for the right to exist.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Pocket Universe | Heroes or Villains | Speak Easy | Loyalties Divided ]
In an interview conducted by Amanda from Floor to Ceiling Books the author described the book a bit more indepth:
The first book is called Empire State, and it’s sort of a science fiction-detective-noir. Private detective Rad Bradbury, who lives in this dreary, fog-bound city called the Empire State, is called to investigate a gruesome murder, only to find himself being chased not only by a superhero who is supposed to be dead, but by a couple of masked agents who seem to know an awful lot about him. His investigations reveal an alarming secret about the Empire State and its connection with another place called New York, and he gets caught up in a conspiracy that threatens both worlds.
Empire State will hit the shelves at the end of December in the States and the first week of January in the UK.  Christopher looks to be an author to watch if you're a fan of Superheros as he has a standalone sequel titled Seven Wonders that will be out in the latter half of 2012.

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Benito Corral said...

DAMN, that is am awesome sight! What a great cover and seems to hit spot on everything I expect about the book. I'm looking forward to both books since @ghostfinder got signed, I'm a huge superhero fan! Great job @angryrobotbooks!

Bastard said...

Looks interesting. I wonder how it'll compare to the George Mann books about The Ghost.

@LillyLyle said...

Beautiful artwork on that cover, I wouldn't mind one large-scale to hang on the wall as a poster. Hey, there's an idea?

Mad Hatter Review said...

You just might get your wish on the poster art. The piece was done by Will Staehle who does turn his art into posters from time-to-time.

I'm hoping for better than Mann's Ghost books as I felt those were a bit hollow.

Bastard said...

I've only read Ghosts of Manhattan, and I won't dispute the hollow claim. I still found them to be fairly fun. But certainly, looking for something better.

Planning on reading the sequel sometime soon.