The world of Adam Christopher’s Made to Kill, the first book in the L.A. Trilogy, blends lots of elements we love: wise-cracking robots, Soviet spies and Hollywood scandal, and pure fun pulp. As John Scalzi puts it: “Robot noir in 60s Los Angeles? You had me at ‘Hello’.”
And hardboiled robot detective Raymond Electromatic has a very Tor.com origin story: the idea for the L.A. Trilogy came about when Adam took our Pop Quiz and dreamed up a secret treasure trove of manuscripts by Raymond Chandler featuring a P.I. more metal than man. Adam went on to publish one of these “lost” Chandler stories, Brisk Money, on Tor.com last summer, and Made to Kill followed soon after.
We’re delighted to announce that Tor.com will be publishing an all-new Ray Electromatic novella in ebook, print and audio editions.
Adam said, “I’m delighted to be bringing the The Ray Electromatic Mysteries to Tor.com—the novella is such a classic form, I’m sure Chandler himself would approve!”
Acquiring editor Lee Harris said, “I can’t wait to read this new novella. Brisk Money and Made to Kill are so much fun. I could read as much of this as Adam wants to write!”
Miriam Weinberg is the co-acquiring editor. Standard Hollywood Depravity will be published in the fall of 2016.