"This is science fiction at its most moving and exciting." The Guardian

Quotes and reviews

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"Gamers will love this mad, intense thriller... reminiscent of Lord of the Flies, Squid Game and the Indiana Jones films. I was on the edge of my chaise longue!" The Times, Children's Book of the Week

Space Oddity

"A bright, brainy book ... spiced with a good pinch of humour and lashings of emotional intelligence" The Times, Children's Book of the Week

"A hilarious story ... a perfect read for children and parents to share ... it reads like a quiet classic." Booktrust

"Christopher Edge’s spry, entertaining novel draws inspiration from the Bowie track that gives it its title" Financial Times

"If you like your science with a dose of laughter, then this rollicking space adventure is for you." The Week Junior

"Edge's highly original middle-grade books combine science and thrills; now he throws comedy into the mix in a space adventure for slightly younger readers." The Bookseller

"This entertaining book cleverly combines science with humour … a first-rate addition to a school library or a child’s bookshelf." Books for Keeps, 5-star review

"I loved this book. The author has written a heart- warming, funny, and exciting story which emphasises the importance of family, friendship, and embracing and celebrating our differences." Reading Zone, 5-star review

"Literally out of this world. Bowie AND aliens? Pure joy" Piers Torday

"Very funny with a heart the size of a planet." Jonathan Meres

"Really enjoyed this warm funny alien read … Perfect for the budding sci-fi enthusiasts in your class (and everyone else)" Vashti Hardy

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

"Christopher Edge — the coolest science teacher you probably never had — is no ordinary author. There’s no one quite like him writing now. His stories fizz with scientific ideas, the perfect fodder for the child with more questions than answers." The Times, Children's Book of the Week

"A writer of genuine originality ... Edge creates strong characters who come alive on the page, and he has a thriller writer’s feel for suspense." The Guardian

"A heart-stopping adventure with thrills and twists, codes and puzzles, underpinned by an intense evocation of the natural world." The Sunday Times

"With plenty of twists and turns, this is a gripping story with hints of science, history and philosophy that will keep you guessing right to the end." The Week Junior, Book of the Week

"Top-quality storytelling as ever from Edge." The Bookseller

"Compulsively readable, thrilling, daring and quite unlike any other children’s book I have ever read, yet clearly also set in a tradition of the very best." Piers Torday

"A spooky and breathtaking adventure. Christopher Edge takes the reader on an unforgettable journey." Ross Welford

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

"The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day is a heartbreaking, head-melting science fiction mystery from the superlative Christopher Edge." The Guardian

"Wow, I wish Christopher Edge had been my science teacher. This gripping story, has a magical way of distilling difficult concepts into a high-energy thriller." The Times, Children's Book of the Week

"Unique… incredibly readable." The Bookseller

"This book is out-of-this-world, edge-of-your-seat AMAZING!" Lauren St John

"No one writes books like Christopher Edge, and this is another fascinating, tender, and excellent adventure." Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"This book dazzles, stretches the imagination and carries the reader into a fascinating tale." Carousel

"Gripping, terrifying and eye-poppingly original. Grabs hold of your brain - then tugs at your heart." Jonathan Stroud

"A fantastic book - clever, touching and wise." A.F. Harrold

"His stories mix a warm humanity with a wonderful ability to introduce us to some of the most intriguing theories about our universe." Robin Ince

"A wonderful story. Full of science, but with a touching tale at its heart." Ross Welford

"A suspenseful yet poignant science fiction novel." School Library Journal, starred review

"This is the best read I’ve had in ages. Give it to any child you come across." Lucy Mangan

"Quite extraordinary." The Spectator

The Jamie Drake Equation

"Told with the intelligence and heart we expect of Christopher Edge … Edge has found the equation that solves the problem of how to write a fun, intellectually challenging novel with an emotional centre. It’s a big tick." The Times, Children's Book of the Week

"Packed with astrophysics, emotion and invention on a galactic scale, this is science fiction at its most moving and exciting." The Guardian

"After the amazing The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, Christopher Edge would easily be forgiven for a less ambitious follow-up. Instead, he has written a novel easily as good as the one before, filled with his trademark combination of wit, pathos and hilarity." Booktrust

"With family drama and alien intrigue, this captures both the wonder of space and the complexity of growing up." The Bookseller

"With solid science and believable family conflicts, this will be very satisfying to readers whose wishful thinking can suspend disbelief." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A story of huge ideas and even huger heart." Abi Elphinstone

"An adventure that wears its out-of-this-world-ness with verve and delight, but which never forgets where its heart is." A.F. Harrold

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

"Proves the theory that novels about science can be enormous fun. Give the man his own element on the periodic table of children's authors." The Times, Children's Book of the Week

"Heartwarming." The Guardian

"Moving, and exploding with scientific ideas and wonder." The Herald

"Edge offers an artful, touching exploration of grief. Albie’s first person narrative, inflected with references to science and classic sci-fi, will be especially appealing to middle-grade fans of the genre." Booklist

"Reader’s will be captivated by Albie’s adventures in parallel versions of his own life and intrigued by the science behind his travels. A fascinating take on bereavement and sorrow." School Library Journal

"A book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart." Frank Cottrell Boyce

"I'd love this book in all the worlds. Heartbreaking, heartwarming, heartstopping. Amazing." Holly Smale

"Hilarious and full of heart." Piers Torday

"A clever, funny and very touching novel." LoveReading4Kids

Twelve Minutes to Midnight

"An excellent mystery in a league with Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus, Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart, and Eleanor Updale's Montgomery series." Booklist, starred review

"Original, chilling, atmospheric mystery with a heroine of remarkable mettle." Kirkus Reviews

"Will keep readers hooked until the end."  Library Media Connection

Shadows of the Silver Screen

"A gripping, page-turning adventure." Julia Eccleshare

"Once again, Edge's deft use of gothic elements ensures maximum chills and suspense. The spunky heroine is a captivating one, as is her deliciously sensational adventure." Kirkus Reviews

"Great fun and delightfully suspenseful, balancing a blend of gothic fantasy with a well-constructed homage to Penny Dreadful tales." Booklist

The Black Crow Conspiracy

"Intricately plotted Victorian fun." The Telegraph

"Edge is back at the top of his game." Booklist

"An exciting choice for mystery fans who appreciate a touch of the fantastic." School Library Journal

"Fans of mystery or tales of the macabre will find much to like in this well-conceived story." VOYA magazine