Empire State The Empire State is the other New YorkIt s a parallel universe Prohibition era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple It s a city where sinister charac

  • Title: Empire State
  • Author: Adam Christopher Phil Gigante
  • ISBN: 9781455885428
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Audio CD
  • The Empire State is the other New YorkIt s a parallel universe, Prohibition era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple It s a city where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes who once kept the streets safe have fallen into deadly rivalries and feuds Not that its colourful residents know anThe Empire State is the other New YorkIt s a parallel universe, Prohibition era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple It s a city where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes who once kept the streets safe have fallen into deadly rivalries and feuds Not that its colourful residents know anything about the real New York until detective Rad Bradley makes a discovery that will change the lives of all its inhabitants.Playing on the classic Gotham conventions of the Batman comics and HBO s Boardwalk Empire, debut author Adam Christopher has spun a smart and fast paced superhero noir adventure that will excite genre fans and general readers alike A fascinating debut novel that meshes noir sensibilities and science fiction together, and keeps the reader guessing throughout Mike Stackpole, bestselling author of I, Jedi Destined to be a science fiction classic, Empire State is a breathtakingly original noir tale of intrigue, mystery, and quantum physics Diana Rowland, author of My Life as a White Trash Zombie

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    1. Two battling superheroes open a rift into a parallel dimension. On the other side of the rift is The Empire State, an imperfect copy of New York. Empire State detective Rad Bradley's search for a missing woman brings him into conflict with forces from New York. But do they mean to save the Empire State or destroy it?Why I liked this book:Parallel universes are awesome, aren't they? One out of ever five Star Trek episodes uses them in some way. The Empire State is a copy of New York that reminds [...]

    2. I absolutely need to stop reading anything that Cory Doctorow recommends. He has absolutely no filter. Fool me once (I'm looking at you, Star Island), shame on Boing Boing. Fool me twice, there's more than enough shame to go around. Cory and I can share it with the author, the publisher, and anyone who knows either of them. There's enough shame here that we can give a big helping to anyone who has held a door for Adam Christopher or said to him "Excuse me, I think you dropped your hat." By page [...]

    3. Three stars means "I like" a book, even though it feels more like a "meh" when you see those three lonely stars up there on a review. However, in this case, it rings perfectly true: I liked Empire State.I'm having some trouble being objective in this review, because I follow Adam Christopher on Twitter, he has been a friend to Sword and Laser, etc etc. But I had a hard time truly getting into this book as much as I wanted to. Part of the problem is that the storyline is purposely convoluted. We' [...]

    4. This book is a hot mess. Often times, books which are a hot mess are fun to review, because I go into rant mode and just let loose on all the many ways I hated it. But, honestly, I didn't hate it. I didn't care enough about it to hate it. And, in a way, that's kinda even more sad than hating it.It's just kind of there.I think, overall, it just tried to be too many things. There's a smattering of Rocketeer like superheros. There's some prohibition/gangster kind of stuff that's mostly there for wi [...]

    5. The Empire State is an alternate reality to what we know as 1930s New York City. Under oppressive rule, the inhabitants of the city are forced to ration all commodities to fund the war effort against an unknown force simply identified as “The Enemy”. When detective Rad Bradley is hired to investigate the disappearance of a young woman, he encounters visitors from New York. As Rad’s investigation continues, the truth behind the existence of The Empire State begins to unravel causing the det [...]

    6. Take this with a pinch of salt, because though I'm immersed in geek culture enough to be passing familiar with superheroes, parallel universes, etc I don't have much contact with the primary sources, so maybe I just don't get it.The plot moves along briskly but is complicated to the point of convolution and the writing style is often unclear. The main characters are cardboard cut outs and the supporting characters are tissue paper thin. The ideas were so interesting but they're mostly just waste [...]

    7. Oh my. Where do I start? Do you like superheroes? How an noir ace detectives? Or perhaps steam punk? Alternate realities? Robots? If you're not absolutely salivating with geeky lust, then move along. There may be nothing to see here. But to those cleaning the drool off their tablets and laptops, stop now. Go to book store website. Buy Empire State. It's absolutely awesome. I want more Skyguard. I want more Detective Rad. I want more drinks at Jerry's. I want more robots. Well done Mr. Christophe [...]

    8. From outside this looks like some cross-over of noir and superheroes with flashes of Watchmen and Wild Cards but when you drill down you find this confusing, tangled sci-fi heart of other dimensions, reflections of the real world and duplicity of the soul.The book starts as a detective novel set in a 30's/40's blend of Prohibition and World War 2 era Manhattan, known as the Empire State. A woman is missing and it's up to PI Rad Bradley to find out what's going on. The more he digs the more he di [...]

    9. During the last great superhero fight a blast of energy rips a hole in reality, the result Empire State; a twisted parallel prohibition-era New York City. But now the rift is starting to close and both parallel worlds have to fight for the right to exist. Adam Christopher’s Empire State tells the story of Rad Bradley a private detective investigating the disappearance for Sam Saturn which leads him to uncover something a whole lot bigger. This book is everything you expect in a pulp style supe [...]

    10. Empire State is a frenetic concoction of noir mystery, Prohibition-era gangster-style criminal conspiracy, and Golden Age superhero fiction. Reading it is like sitting in a bare room, concrete walls and a single steel table with an uncomfortable chair, as the clock above the door ticks steadily towards 3 AM. It’s minimalist and rough, sometimes surreal and always uncomfortable. Just when I thought I had it figured out, Adam Christopher changes gears and leaves me in the dust. I like that I was [...]

    11. Angry Robot is one of those publishers you just have to keep an eye on, because they come out with some unique, surprising fiction. Their books tend to defy genre conventions and often are impossible to classify. To mess with our heads even more, they then stick weird little filing instructions on them, such as “File Under: Fantasy [ Aztec Mystery | Locked Room | Human Sacrifice | The Dead Walk! ]” for Aliette de Bodard’s Servant of the Underworld, or “[The Mob & Magic | Ancient Secr [...]

    12. staffersmusings/2One of the most highly anticipated titles of early 2012, Adam Christopher's Empire State has been billed as superhero noir.  Angry Robot, recognizing the broad appeal of such a pastiche, has marketed the novel along with their WorldBuilder project.  WorldBuilder invites readers to create their own works based in the world of Empire State, which Angry Robot may publish (if they get anything good).  That's neither here nor there, but I thought it worth mentioning.  As a novel [...]

    13. I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed. 'Empire State' has been on my to read list for three years, as the combination of detective noir and superheroes seemed highly promising. I was expecting a standard thriller plot with some interesting world-building, rather than anything special in terms of writing or characterisation. Yet I was sad to find that none of the above were really achieved. At first I thought the problem was very similar to that of Aurorarama, which has a fantastic setting but [...]

    14. Bait and Switch.This book very nearly landed on my books-I-sort-of-regret-reading list (see my bookshelves), not necessarily because of any intrinsic flaw but because it indulged in the 'My Girl' sin: it promised to belong to one genre, then ended up somewhere else entirely.The packaging, title, cover, back blurbs, press, and even the first chapter suggest heavily that this is going to be a noir comic-book inflected action story of super heroes among us, perhaps not on the order of Watchmen, but [...]

    15. "You're late.""No, actually, you're early." He rechecked his watch. "Actually, I am late, I think my watch is busted.""Like your lip."- Rad Bradley and Kane Fortuna               I found this book in a very conventional way, for once. It was on the shelves of the local Barnes & Noble not far from my house. Now, I don't normally support big bookstores, but they've never steered me wrong much. In fact, a lot of the ones I visit inexplicably have smaller and mid-range press genre title [...]

    16. The art-deco style cover gives you a clue about this one. Here is a tale set initially in a 1920/30’s style New York, though not the New York City, but a place called Empire State. (Although the real New York City does appear, later.)We have murder and gunshots in dark city streets, where it is always raining, detectives under streetlamps wrestling silently with their broody thoughts and dubious morals. We have Superheroes entwined with Gangsters. And with illicit booze, gang fights, car chase [...]

    17. rantingdragon/empire-sEmpire State is the genre-bending debut novel of New Zealand-born author Adam Christopher, one of Angry Robot’s exciting new acquisitions. Empire State successfully combines science fiction, Prohibition-era detective noir, comic book superheroes, and nearly endless plot twists to create a fast-paced and unique saga of surprises that is sure to keep countless readers up into the early hours of the morning.Welcome to the Empire StateEmpire State primarily tells the tale of [...]

    18. Empire StateWritten by Adam ChristopherRead by Phil GiganteEmpire State is a novel that sounds really great in concept but comes off a bit confusing in execution. This novel has it all - superheroes, detective noir, gangsters, prohibition, robots, alternate dimensions, you name it. If any or all of that sounds cool to you, this may be a book for you. The story generally takes the form of a detective noir once you get into it except that the story's perspective does not only stick with the detect [...]

    19. There is a lot to like about this debut novel from Adam Christopher. The premise of Empire State is exceptionally fresh and unique. The mechanics behind the novel are also interesting. There were so many details and minor points alluded to in the book which I found utterly fascinating and thought-provoking.And the Worldbuilder system shows plenty of promise. ButI could not sympathize with the protagonist(s) at all. Very dry, 2D and somewhat stereotypically "noir" in nature. The basic structure o [...]

    20. Confusing, rambling, and poorly edited. Angry Robot lost me as a customer when they put this book out. Adam Christopher has a great imagination, and a good sense of where to focus when writing action sequences or descriptive passages. But this book is loaded with passages that needed a careful editor's eye, and Angry Robot apparently does not employ any careful editors. Typos, grammar errors, redundant phrases. This book read like a first draft that got quickly skimmed by an editor and put to pr [...]

    21. This took me a while to finish. The story is there, the world building is fine, the tone works. I ended up confused at times and then it ended, leaving the way open for more.

    22. So, essentially, we as fantasy fans don’t mind a bit of repetition. In fact, I think the majority of us would admit that within our genre there isn’t a huge amount of variation. But, we don’t mind this – we read fantasy because we enjoy the young lad who against it all somehow manages to complete his quest. This could be taking a ring to Mordor, it could be defeating the evil Voldemort, maybe pulling a sword from a stone and rising up to become King? We love it. What we also love is the [...]

    23. So, um, okay. I liked this book. It was fun, but definitely strange. You would thing that after reading Wendig, Kadrey, Christopher Moore, and watching way too much anime that I could handle this. I handled it, but I have a slight feeling that this book suffers from slight overstuffing.I'll throw down a spoiler filled summary and then I'll explain why.Rad Bradley is a down on his luck private eye who drinks too much back room liquor. When a woman of means offers him a job looking for her missing [...]

    24. EMPIRE STATE is a blend of prohibition era shysters and superheroes ripped from the comic strip with a nod towards noir and the dime detective novels of the pulp era. There is also a liberal dose of sci-fi too with a multi dimensional New York/Empire State with access to and from via a fissure. This pocket and origin concept is a times confusing yet plausible within the limitations of Adam Christopher’s world he so craftily manufactures. Once I was able to get my head around it, the idea worke [...]

    25. When this is inevitably turned into a movie it will be one of the very few cases where I recommend that people NOT read the book first. I'm giving this two stars because the premise is cool and I like stories about science fiction happening in New York.This is an interesting premise, but the poor quality of the writing makes for a sluggish read. The characters never fully come into focus, the plot is needlessly convoluted, and the climactic final scenes are a sloppy action sequence peppered by " [...]

    26. It seems I am spoiled with reading mostly Hugo and Nebula award-winning books, so for me Empire State is a representative of the new, less-then-perfect generation of books. The book started slow, really slow. It is not an uncommon tool in authors' arsenal, but it still made the book not very well-balanced, because literally the first half is slow and introducing the characters and the setting, in the physical middle of the book the mystery is unveiled and the reader's suspicions are confirmed an [...]

    27. Prohibition-era New York, parallel universes, duelling superheroes And the world of Empire State gets a lot stranger than that. This is a great, punchy novel full of odd ideas and thrilling conflict, but what I liked best about it was the atmosphere, and the details that build it. Christopher constructs the sense of an off kilter world with layer upon layer of pulp noir strangeness, until the whole thing crackles with its own crazy energy. It's a fun house novel, where nothing is quite what it s [...]

    28. I was lured into buying this by the promise of a tale of an alternative reality where Prohibition was never repealed, and where superheroes went bad. And everything went really, really well until I started to read it. The first page established, at considerable length, that two men were in a car. On the second page we learned that the author is overly fond of adjectives, tending towards the inexperienced writer's belief that where none are necessary, three are better. We also learned that he is [...]

    29. An utter mess of a book. I don't know why I thought it would fix itself in the end. Terrible characters, dialogue, and haphazard worldbuilding. Finishing this one made me angry.For a longer version of the egregious problems this book has: Gabriel C. does an excellent job at explaining why this is just an awful mess. (/review/show)

    30. A fine mix of steampunk/noir/superhero/pulp in a story that I had a great time reading.A PI takes a case to find a woman's missing lover in a thirties city in the midst of a war. Two superheroes, The SkyGuard and The Science Pirate, former friends now battling open the book.The whole thing ties into two worlds threatened with destruction.From the speakeasies to the blimps overhead to a fanatical preacher, robots, parallel universes, it is all great fun.

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