Adam Christopher

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Adam Christopher
Born Adam Christopher McGechan
(1978-02-02) 2 February 1978 (age 39)
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Writer
Nationality New Zealander/British
Period 2008–present
Genre Science fiction
Superhero fiction
Urban fantasy
Horror fiction
Crime fiction

Adam Christopher McGechan (born 2 February 1978 in Auckland, New Zealand),[1] who writes under the name Adam Christopher, is a New Zealand novelist. In 2006, he moved from New Zealand to North West England, where he lives with his wife.


Christopher has released several books through Angry Robot and Tor Books.[2] He has also worked as an editor for nine issues of Time/Space Visualiser, the journal of the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club, from 2003 to 2009.[3] In 2010, he won a Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Fan Publication for TSV.[4][5]


Standalone novels[edit]


Empire State[edit]

Spider Wars[edit]

  • The Burning Dark (2014, originally titled Shadow's Call, Tor Books)
  • The Machine Awakes (2015, originally titled The Jovian Conspiracy, Tor Books)[6][7][8][9]
  • The Dead Stars (forthcoming, 2017, originally titled The Stars Below, Tor Books)

"Cold War" is a novelette published by in 2014 set in the same universe of the Spider Wars series.

Ray Electromatic Mysteries[edit]

  • Made to Kill (2015, Tor Books)
  • Standard Hollywood Depravity (2017, Tor Books)
  • Killing Is My Business (2017, Tor Books)

"Brisk Money" is a novelette published by in 2014 set in the same universe of the Ray Electromatic Mysteries.

Tie-in fiction[edit]


  • Elementary: The Ghost Line (2015, Titan Books)
  • Elementary: Blood and Ink (2016, Titan Books)


  • Dishonored: The Corroded Man (September, 27, 2016, Titan Books)
  • Dishonored: The Return of Daud (August 29, 2017, Titan Books)
  • Dishonored: Untitled book 3 (2017, Titan Books)


Dark Circle Comics/Archie Comics[edit]

  • The Shield vol. 5 #1-... (with Chuck Wendig and Drew Johnson, October 2015-ongoing)


  1. ^ "Internet Speculative Fiction Database"
  2. ^ [1], 23 April 2012
  3. ^ "TSV Online Archive"
  4. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Award Results – 2010"
  5. ^ "Detective Tale with a Robotic Twist" Interview with the New Zealand Herald, 3 April 2012
  6. ^ "'The Machine Awakes' - A Sci-Fi Military Thriller Whodunit". GeekDad. 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  7. ^ "Fiction Book Review: The Machine Awakes by Adam Christopher. Tor, $25.99 (416p) ISBN 978-0-7653-7640-4". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  8. ^ "The Machine Awakes by Adam Christopher (book review).". SFcrowsnest. 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  9. ^ "Science Fiction: the latest must-reads". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 

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