THE EMPIRE STATE IS THE OTHER NEW YORK. A parallel-universe, Prohibition-era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple, a place where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes that once kept the streets safe have fallen... show more
THE EMPIRE STATE IS THE OTHER NEW YORK. A parallel-universe, Prohibition-era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple, a place where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes that once kept the streets safe have fallen into dysfunctional 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 this smart and fast-paced superhero-noir adventure, the sort of souped-up thrill ride that will excite genre fans and general readers alike. File Under: Science Fiction [ Pocket Universe | Heroes or Villains | Speak Easy | Loyalties Divided ] e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-194-4 From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publish date: January 5th 2012
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Alternate History
Series: Empire State (#1)
I'm rounding up: rating is more like 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the idea and the plot, but the execution was a little bumpy. THings were very confusing, and I get that they were supposed to be, but...there were several times that I almost put it down. The writing was as little uneven, too, but this was t...
I went into this novel cold, no idea what the actual story was about, just that it had a fair amount of buzz upon its release last year, and that it was a blend of quite a few genres I enjoy. Superheroes, private eyes, mad scientists, hard-boiled noir, robots, alternate dimensions, and secret societ...
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 investig...
Potential wasted on messy storytelling, sketchy/unconvincing/nonexistent explanations and a complete lack of flair. The story itself started out well but soon became increasingly unengaging until, combined with the other flaws, I couldn't care less.
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