A perfect Sunday with... Adam Christopher

Hitchhiking around the galaxy, skeleton armies and the hunt for the perfect doughnut

A perfect Sunday with... Adam Christopher

Every week, a top writer, artist or creator reveals how they’d fill their perfect Sunday, sharing their favourite comfort reads, movies, food… anything that would make their weekend great.

Today, it’s the turn of Shadow the Sith author, Adam Christopher.

Adam’s perfect Sunday… brunch

Pancakes, with maple syrup, whipped cream and lots of bacon. Which is less a brunch and more a heart attack waiting to happen, but… okay now I want pancakes...

Adam’s perfect Sunday… read

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I’ve read this book so often I could probably sit down and type the whole thing out from memory. It’s perfect in every way.

Adam’s perfect Sunday… comic

Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai. This is one of those comics I’d known about for years but never got around to reading… and when I did, it quickly became a favourite. It’s about a samurai rabbit and every single page is a delight.

Adam’s perfect Sunday… movie

Jason and the Argonauts (1963), my favourite Ray Harruhausen movie. And, honestly, I still don’t know how they did it. That fight with the skeleton army? Wow!

Adam’s perfect Sunday… TV binge

Stargate SG-1. I love it. LOVE IT.

Adam’s perfect Sunday… podcast

I listen to a lot of podcasts, but Sundays are for Relic Radio, which repackage radio dramas from radio’s Golden Age - 1930s to 1950s - when it was the dominant entertainment medium. Often cheesy, certainly dated, but these shows are little slices of history and have a charm all of their own.

Adam’s perfect Sunday… album

Three Imaginary Boys by The Cure. I’ve been a diehard Cure fan since someone left a tape of this at a party I went to in 1991 (yes, I am OLD). The Cure’s debut album is a far cry from the band’s later work, but this is my ultimate musical comfort blanket.

Adam’s perfect Sunday… treat

Doughnuts. I am on a never-ending quest for the perfect doughnut and am determined to continue this serious research with the upmost diligence.

Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher is out now from Random House Worlds.

Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian return in this essential novel set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

The Empire is dead. Nearly two decades on from the Battle of Endor, the tattered remnants of Palpatine’s forces have fled to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. But for the heroes of the New Republic, danger and loss are ever-present companions, even in this newly forged era of peace.

Jedi Master Luke Skywalker is haunted by visions of the dark side, foretelling an ominous secret growing somewhere in the depths of space, on a dead world called Exegol. The disturbance in the Force is undeniable . . . and Luke’s worst fears are confirmed when his old friend, Lando Calrissian, comes to him with reports of a new Sith menace.

After his daughter was stolen, Lando searched the stars for any trace of his lost child. But every new rumor only led to dead ends and fading hopes—until he crossed paths with Ochi of Bestoon, a Sith assassin tasked with kidnapping a young girl.

Ochi’s true motives remain shrouded to Luke and Lando. For on a junkyard moon, a mysterious envoy of the Sith Eternal has bequeathed a sacred blade to the assassin, promising that it will give him answers to the questions that have haunted him since the Empire fell. In exchange, he must complete a final mission: return to Exegol with the key to the Sith’s glorious rebirth—the granddaughter of Darth Sidious himself, Rey.

As Ochi hunts Rey and her parents to the edge of the galaxy, Luke and Lando race into the mystery of the Sith’s lingering shadow and aid a young family running for their lives.

Adam Christopher is a novelist and comic writer. 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. His other novels include The Age Atomic and The Burning Dark.