Adam Christopher's Blog
July 22, 2014
SFF fans have got it good this August in the UK, with an unprecedented “week of geek” packed with two major conventions and a host of other events.
Here’s my schedule – there are a couple of items still to confirm, along with rooms and locations. But in the meantime, general convention and ticket info can be found at the links.
Nine Worlds (8-10 August, 2014)
Friday 8th August
Writing Transmedia: ideas that cross formats and boundaries
6.45pm –8.00pm (All The Books)
Because a story can also be an a...
July 17, 2014
You may have seen last week(also here, here, here, andhere)Archie announcing that their superhero imprint, Red Circle, was rebranding as Dark Circle, with a slate of new titles and creatives teams ready to rejuvenate one of the oldest superhero universes.
Well, as USA Today has unveiled, I’m delighted to say that the secret comic project I’ve been working on with Chuck Wendig is part of Dark Circle – we are writing The Shield, with art by Wilfredo Torres, colours by Kelly Fitzpatrick.
June 25, 2014
A quick note to say: come join me and three other Angry Roboteers in a Google Hangout, as we discuss series writing!
The hangout starts tonight (Wednesday 25th June) at 7.30PM BST (11.30AM PDT/2.30PM EDT). Full details, the hangout link and sign-up, can be found over at Angry Robot.
June 24, 2014
I’m pleased to announce that Raymond Chandler famously hated science fiction, saying “They pay brisk money for this crap?” However, it has recently come to light that Chandler secretly wrote a series of stories and novels starring a robot detective. He then burnt all the manuscripts and went on writing his noir masterpieces. Unknown to Chandler, his housekeeper had managed to save some of...
June 23, 2014
Not dead, just editing.
And in the process of moving house, which means it was time to clear out the office cupboards at the weekend. And just look what I found…
I’ve said before that my urban fantasy novel Hang Wire was based on a true story. And it is. Kinda. These are the last three fortunes I have left from the dozen or so that popped out of a weird fortune cookie one night in San Francisco in 2009.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t granted the powers of a murdered Chinese trickster god. But I did get...
June 5, 2014
Later today I’m heading down to London, where tonight I’mthe guest of theBritish Fantasy Societyat their open night. There’s a lot going on tonight, including an anthology launch, the launch ofDieGo Comics Publishing, and the announcement of the shortlists for the British Fantasy Award.
There’s also an entirely free raffle, and I’m bring a fair pile of books to throw into it – inc...
June 4, 2014
Written by Adam Christopher
Edited by Paul Stevens
Illustration by Gérard Dubois
Raymond Chandler famously hated science fiction, saying “They pay brisk money for this crap?” However, it has recently come to light that Chandler secretly wrote a series of stories and novels starring a robot detective. He then burnt all the manuscripts and went on writing his noir masterp...
May 21, 2014
Full disclosure: I’ve known Kim for a few years. In fact, she’s one of my best friends. She’s also a terrifically talented writer – and I’m not just saying that. Her YA trilogy for Strange Chemistry – Shift,Control and the forthcomingDelete – is a superb slice of present-day sci-fi with an ingenious premise: what if any decision you ever made could be undone?
I read Kim’s new book, Glaze, last year, and once again was blown away. Kim’s writing is the most infuriating kind for other writers to...
May 20, 2014
Still working. Still busy. Still battling deadlines. But busy is good. Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty, as a wise man once said.
But while I’m around here a little less at the moment, you can come and see me on Friday 6th June 2014 at The Phoenix Artists’ Club in London, where I am the guest of the British Fantasy Society at their open night. I will be interviewed at the event by Gollancz Publishing Director Gillian Redfear...
April 29, 2014
Apparently you’re not supposed to open a blog post to apologise for not posting anything for ages, because the chances are you’ve lost the inclination to blog, and your site will be nothing but a succession of excuses scattered sparingly across the months and years, before your site is finally mothballed.
But in this instance I’m going to break that rule, because I’ve got a pretty good excuse for not posting anything for a while.
I’ve been busy.
Which is probably not news to anybody, but, so it...