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 â€“ a tale of ancient gods and serial killers â€“ 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 Christopherâ€™s agent Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Agency. New Zealand-born Christopher, who now lives in the UK, said: â€œI’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.â€
Empire State was launched in January 2012 to widespread acclaim. Christopherâ€™s second novel â€“ Seven Wonders â€“ will be published worldwide in September 2012.
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