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Adam Christopher

Autor(a) de Empire State

36+ Works 2,083 Membros 117 Críticas 2 Favorited


Obras por Adam Christopher

Empire State (2012) 393 exemplares, 34 críticas
Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town (2019) 278 exemplares, 6 críticas
Made to Kill (2015) 262 exemplares, 18 críticas
Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith (2022) 195 exemplares, 2 críticas
Seven Wonders (2012) 146 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Burning Dark (2014) 146 exemplares, 17 críticas
The Age Atomic (2013) 94 exemplares, 6 críticas
Hang Wire (2014) 91 exemplares, 10 críticas
Killing Is My Business (2017) 62 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Machine Awakes (2015) 59 exemplares, 3 críticas
Elementary: The Ghost Line (2015) 50 exemplares, 2 críticas
Standard Hollywood Depravity (2017) 43 exemplares, 2 críticas
Elementary: Blood And Ink (2016) 38 exemplares
I Only Killed Him Once (2015) 35 exemplares, 4 críticas

Associated Works

From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars (2017) — Contribuidor — 841 exemplares, 36 críticas
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares, 3 críticas
From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Return of the Jedi (2023) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares, 3 críticas
More Human Than Human: Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity (2017) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares, 1 crítica
2014 Campbellian Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares, 1 crítica
2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
New Zealand
País (no mapa)
New Zealand
Local de nascimento
Auckland, New Zealand
Locais de residência
England, UK



A good story overall, but it just felt like the author kept using 5 words when 3 would've done just fine.
Library_Guard | 1 outra crítica | Jun 17, 2024 |
This was a Goodreads Giveaway ...2.5 stars. It was a short and entertaining read with a specific style that was well-written but not my favourite type of style. The rating was solely based on the fact that it was not the type of book that I typically enjoy reading. It did make me feel like I was in another time and place though - which was good!
Bambean | 1 outra crítica | May 20, 2024 |
I breezed through this fast little novel in two days, and it was a nice palate cleanser after my last read.

Good things: I really love how they explain that Ray, our robot protagonist, can pick up sensory details, how he relates to Ada and applies afterimages that may or may not be connected to whoever her personality imprint is based off of. The templating is good, and the afterimages are excellent -- he explains Ada's control of him, but he doesn't seem to rankle at the idea that she broke into him at some point and reprogrammed him to get from the semi-profitable PI business to the killer-for-hire business. At no time do we know what Ray was originally programmed for, but that's easily explained by knowing that he was broken down and rebuilt...

...but not perfectly. Between his creator's template and his own 'after image' memories, he is able to have some idea of what it is to smile, frown, laugh. He sometimes remembers details he shouldn't, after images on his tapes. He remembers a humanity that he's been gifted, and it makes him more sympathetic even if he can throw sparks from his fingertips and has an internal Geiger counter.

The prose is short and sharp, and has a nice pulpy feel to it. I didn't quite like how the dialogue was handled because it seemed a touch choppy, but beyond that it was good.

Bad things: I could have done with some fleshing of the plot, and more on Ada's involvement expounded on -- especially since it's clear that she has Ray on a leash and without him she has no hands or eyes or legs, but with her he's a puppet and less free than he seems. That relationship needed more meat. However, the ending brings up great questions about how their relationship will evolve in regards to his upgrades, and I definitely want to get the next book because it opens up a lot of character possibility, so hopefully in the next book we'll learn a lot more.

In short: good noir read, needs a little meatier plot but the character of Ray and his attempts to sort of human through his robot life is engaging and makes the thinner plot worth the read. Will get the next book.
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crowsandprose | 17 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |
I loved this book. Superheroes, noir, mystery, robots, blimps, the kitchen sink. One of my favorite books of the yer.
cdaley | 33 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |



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