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Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.8 X 0.6 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780765391834

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About the Author

ADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer. His debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow's Book of the Year and a Financial Times Book of the Year for 2012. In 2013, he was nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel award for Best New Talent, with Empire State shortlisted for Best Novel. His other novels include The Age Atomic and The Burning Dark.

Reviews

"Combines classic Chandlerian noir with vintage sci-fi with brilliant results: Ray the Robot, a contract killer with glimmers of half-remembered conscience, will break your heart. Truly original, and deeply satisfying."--Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself

"An undeniably charming hero...The dialogue and Hollywood setting are spot-on for a retro, noir feel."--Publishers Weekly


Praise for the Ray Electromatic Mysteries:

"Robot noir in 60s Los Angeles? You had me at 'Hello.'"--John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling novelist

"The dialogue is effortlessly swift and clever, and even the B-movie climax is a spectacle to behold. Above that, though, Ray sparks to live, and his antiheroic slant only makes him that much more compelling and sympathetic. Knowing that there are only two more Raymond Electromatic mysteries to come is the book's only disappointment."--NPR

"Genre mash-ups don't always succeed, but this one will please fans of both gumshoes and laser beams."--Publishers Weekly

"A fun, fast read for anyone willing to take the speculative leap--a must-add for most fiction collections."--Booklist (starred review)

"Made to Kill is yet more proof that we should all be thankful for Adam Christopher and his imagination. This tale of robot noir is unlike anything I've ever read -- Adam's is a weird and wonderful voice and we are lucky to have it."--Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Aftermath

"Adam Christopher has brilliantly deduced what should have been obvious all along: Classic noir and robots are a perfect match. Part Chandler, part Asimov, and part Philip K. Dick, Made to Kill is a rip-roaring cocktail of smart, sharp, twisty, cyber-pulp awesomeness."--Adam Sternbaugh, author of Shovel Ready

"Made to Kill is just the sort of exciting genre collision that marks out Adam Christopher as one of the hottest new young SF writers."--Paul Cornell, author of The Severed Streets

"A smart, rollicking noir/SF mashup. One of the best books I've read all year."--Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself