Blue Goo in Space – Cooking the Books with Adam Christopher

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Barnes & Noble | IndieGogo | Powells | Waterstones | Amazon US / UK | Forbidden Planet

Is Adam Christopher as charming as he is prolific? Today, you have the opportunity to find out! Born in New Zealand, now living in England, Adam is the author of Empire State (Angry Robot, 2012), Hang Wire (Angry Robot, 2012), Seven Wonders (Angry Robot, 2012), The Age Atomic (Angry Robot, 2013), and most recently, The Burning Dark (Tor, 2014). He has a number of books upcoming as well, including the LA Trilogy, and The Burning Dark‘s sequel: The Machine Awakes (Tor, 2015)

Adam joins Cooking the Books for our second podcast episode to discuss The Burning Dark as well as his novelette Brisk Money, coming to Tor.Com in July.

(UPDATE: there’s a giveaway going on through Monday – details in the comments!)

Want to know what you’re getting into before you press play? Here are the ingredients:

Blue Goo in Space: Cooking the Books with Adam Christopher contains:

20% recommended daily allowance of ghostly lighting
2 Quintessential space food geometries
An extra dash of Robot Noir
Possibly a little too much engine juice
And just the right amount of blue glop

plus… hints about Adam’s upcoming projects. And, below, you’ll find a recipe Adam’s dug up just for you.

logo by Raq | Ximerae
logo by Raq | Ximerae

Ready? Subscribe to the Podcast here! Or click play below:

Podcast #002 – Blue Goo in Space: Cooking the Books with Adam Christopher




Adam’s recipe is the highly-appropriate (adults-only)

Corpse Reviver:

3/4 shot Tanqueray London Dry Gin
3/4 shot De Kuyper Triple Sec
3/4 shot Lillet Blanc
3/4 Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/8 shot La Fee Pariseinne Superleure (absinthe)

Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon zest twist.

Created in 1930 at the Savoy Hotel. It should be noted that “four of these taken in swift succession will un-revive the corpse again”.


photograph © Rob Monk and SFX Magazine. Used with permission.
photograph © Rob Monk and SFX Magazine. Used with permission.

Adam Christopher is a novelist and comic writer. In 2010, as an editor, Christopher won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s highest science fiction honour*. 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. Born in New Zealand, he has lived in Great Britain since 2006. You can find him at and on Twitter

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  1. US-Only Giveaway rules, beginning at 5pm EST Tuesday, June 24 and ending at 5pm EST Monday June 30 for…

    One (1) copy of THE BURNING DARK, courtesy of Tor Books.

    Here’s what you have to do:

    1. In this comments section, on this page, write your favorite space food. It can’t be blue goop.

    2. Then tweet that food with a link to this page, and @fran_wilde.

    That’s it. Only 2 things.

    We’ll pick a (US-based) winner at random and announce it here and in my feed (@fran_wilde) on the twitter Monday evening.

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