by Adam Christopher
Angry Robot Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780857661920
Date: 05 January 2012 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: Hot on the heels of their deserved World Fantasy Award win in the "Special Award Professional " category, Angry Robot's lead title for January 2012 is Adam Christopher's very promising début Empire State - adventures with private detectives super-heroes in a prohibition era city metropolis.
Interestingly, it is with Empire State that AR have also launched one of their latest initiatives - Worldbuilder - which essentially invites fans to contribute material to a web site dedicated to Christopher's world, and to which the publisher will add specially commissioned fiction from other authors, as well as artwork, and whatever else they can think of I should imagine. This new spin on a shared fictional world is one I shall watch with interest.
"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."