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Publication Order of Stranger Things Books

with Gwenda Bond, Brenna Yovanoff
Suspicious Minds (By:Gwenda Bond) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness on the Edge of Town (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runaway Max (By:Brenna Yovanoff) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel Robin (By:A.R. Capetta) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Empire State Books

Empire State (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Age Atomic (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spider Wars Books

The Burning Dark (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold War (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Machine Awakes (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Stars (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Elementary Books

Elementary: The Ghost Line (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elementary: Blood and Ink (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Raymond Electromatic Books

Made to Kill (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing is My Business (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standard Hollywood Depravity (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Only Killed Him Once (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dishonored Books

The Corroded Man (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Daud (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Veiled Terror (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Earth 2 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Wonders (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hang Wire (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Brisk Money (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars Books

A New Dawn (By:John Jackson Miller) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarkin (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heir to the Jedi (By:Kevin Hearne) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lords of the Sith (By:Paul S. Kemp) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Disciple (By:Christie Golden) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodline (By:Claudia Gray) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ahsoka (By:E.K. Johnston) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catalyst (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Most Wanted (By:Rae Carson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solo (By:Mur Lafferty) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen's Shadow (By:E.K. Johnston) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master & Apprentice (By:Claudia Gray) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dooku: Jedi Lost (By:Cavan Scott) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rise of Skywalker (By:Rae Carson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen's Peril (By:E.K. Johnston) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Aphra (By:Sarah Kuhn) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The High Republic: Into the Dark (By:Claudia Gray) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rising Storm (By:Cavan Scott) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mandalorian (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen's Hope (By:E.K. Johnston) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brotherhood (By:Mike Chen) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Sith (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Padawan (By:Kiersten White) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess and the Scoundrel (By:Beth Revis) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Wars Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade (By:Delilah S. Dawson) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Shield Single Issues Books

The Shield #1 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shield #2 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shield #3 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shield #4 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Some of the Best from Books

Some of the Best from, 2011 edition (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2012 edition (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2014 edition (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2015 edition (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2016 Edition (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from 2019 Edition (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from 2020 Edition (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Red / Dark Circle Graphic Novels

The Shield, Vol. 1: Daughter of the Revolution (With: Chuck Wendig) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hangman, Vol. 1 (By:Alex Segura) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Adam Christopher was born in Auckland, New Zealand on February 2, 1978 and was born with the name Adam Christopher McGechan. He moved, with his family, from his native New Zealand to North West England. While growing up in the 1980s, he listened to the Beatles and watched Doctor Who the Pertwee-era).

Adam Christopher has worked as an editor on nine issues of Time/Space Visualizer, the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club (which he did from 2003 until 2009). Christopher’s fiction has found its way in Dark Fiction Magazine, Hub, and Pantechnicon. He has written many novels, for the “L.A.” Trilogy, “Spider Wars” series, and the “Empire State” novels, and even some stand alone novels. Christoper has also written some tie-in novels for the television series “Elementary” and the video game series “Dishonored”, and he has also co-written “The Shield”, which is a comics series. While not writing, Adam likes to obsess over comics with superheros and The Cure, and drinking tea.

“The Burning Dark” is the first book from the “Spider Wars” series that is set in the far future. Decades after humans discovered the Spiders, the two sides have battled for intergalactic territory. The last job before his retirement for black ops Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland is to help decommission the remote space station known as U-Star Coast City. He still has bad memories about the battle he took part in against a Mother Spider, a creature that was able to devour entire worlds. He was able to keep her from eating a certain planet, but it cost him quite a bit to do so, including his knee and several people lost their lives. Some of the crew members do not believe that he was able to take down the Mother Spider as it did not get reported by the media. His only friend is a medic named Izanami, someone who Ida confides in quite a bit. He uses his time, as he knows that he is just there on the ship for show, to listen into other crew members’s conversations. He is startled by something that comes through; it sounds like an ancient recording where a Russian woman talking about how she is burning and ship failure. In other parts of the ship, psi-marine Serra has been hearing her dead grandmother talking to her. There are also several malfunctions in the electrical system. A celebrity and space profiteer boards the ship for refueling and resting purposes before her and her crew go to another place. Eventually, the crew aboard the ship must found out what is causing all the strange things on the ship.

Fans of the novel liked the blend of haunted house thriller and science fiction elements; and the way Christopher brings to life the images in the novel, making it feel like it could have come from a movie. Once you get past the introduction, the rest is a fun ride that features a fun mystery. Most really enjoyed the setting of the novel, feeling that Christopher did a great job putting things together to make things real for them. Some felt that there really were moments in the novel that made goose bumps develop on their skin and chills go down their spine. Some felt that the novel was scary that they had to spend some nights with a light on.

Some did not like the way the introduction was put together, it felt clunky, and the ending, once all the cards are on the table, also felt a little anticlimactic. Some found the book to be filled with big words that are related to technology found within the novel that held things back for them. Some found that the novel features good ideas on the part of Adam Christopher, but that he did not execute them very well. Readers did not like the way the characters talk in the novel, feeling that it was the way they talk in bad Hollywood films.

“Machine Awakes” by Adam Christopher from the “Spider Wars” series, is the second installment of the series. The war being fought by the planet eating Spiders and the humans has not gone well as of late, for the humans anyway. Some events lead to some hardliners trying to push the war on a new path. After the death of the former Fleet Admiral, an investigator named Von Kodiak thinks that the members of the old guard are being killed off by the new. This theory is ruined due to the fact that the current Fleet Admiral is also killed. The lead suspect winds up being a war hero and psi-marine, who was decorated while in action and whose sister disappeared from training to later join his brother. The main suspect died months previous in battle. The more Kodiak looks into things, the more he is able to see a conspiracy that is quite large; it stretches from slums in Salt City to gas mines in Jupiter. The large mining corporation is hiding something and it is a large secret that, if revealed, will destroy the entire fleet, and militarized pilgrims called Morning Star is looking to uncover. All this vast conspiracy and tangled webs of deception, let us not forget about the enemy, which is coming for them.

Some fans of this novel enjoyed the way this novel does not have a whole lot to do with the events or characters of the first novel; giving, not just this book, but the entire universe as having a large feel to it- that there is actually a universe here with many different characters with many different stories to tell. Some liked that this help the novels in the series stand alone. Fans liked the characters in the story as Christopher did a good job making them seem very real to them.

Some readers felt that the novel has little detail so that very few scenes actually make sense, and that the plot does not make a whole lot of sense and they felt baffled while reading the novel. They did not like the way the author wrote things, it felt disjointed to them.

In 2010, Christopher won an award for Best Fan Publication for TSV from Sir Julius Vogel (a very high honor in New Zealand). His novel “Empire State” was named the best novel of 2012 by a magazine called SciFi Now.

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