Christopher Edge

Christopher grew up in Manchester and before becoming an author worked as an English teacher and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand. When not writing, he also works as a freelance education consultant and publisher. Christopher has also written publications about encouraging children to read.

Christopher’s website:
Twitter: @edgechristopher

Christopher Edge is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –

Christopher Edge really knows how to get boys reading.
–Gerry Swain, National Strategies, Programme Director, Secondary English

Books by Christopher

Black Hole Cinema Club

Black Hole Cinema Club

Nosy Crow, 2024

When Lucas meets his friends at the local cinema – nicknamed ‘The Black Hole’ – they’re excited about the movie marathon ahead. Non-stop action, blockbuster special effects and all the snacks they can eat. But as the lights go down, the five friends watch in disbelief as a jet-black tidal wave comes crashing out of the cinema screen and they find themselves swept into an epic adventure. Secret hideouts. Prehistoric monsters. Lost cities. Impossible missions. Being the hero of your own film should feel like fun. But as the cliff-hanger scenes they’re pitched into become ever more perilous, the friends start to wonder if these movies are really make-believe. Can they save the day before the end credits roll? The fate of the world might just depend on it…

Praise for Christopher Edge:

‘Christopher Edge will captivate children interested in philosophical adventures of the kind that may later make Christopher Nolan their favourite film director… mind-bending and suspenseful for 9–13s, it evokes the joy of sitting in a real cinema’ Amanda Craig, New Statesman

Escape Room

Nosy Crow, February 2022

When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it’s just a game – the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Meeting her teammates, Ami learns from the Host that they have been chosen to save the world and they must work together to find the Answer. But as he locks them inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game.

With cover illustration by David Dean

Praise for Escape Room

Drawing on themes of gaming and Artificial Intelligence, this is smart, thrilling sci-fi that reads like “Black Mirror” for a middle-grade audience: punchy and action-packed, with a killer twist.
–The Bookseller

The Times Children’s Book of the Week

Christopher Edge, who creates brilliant, plotty novels with agglomerations of science and maths, has surpassed himself with his latest story…Gamers will love this mad, intense thriller… reminiscent of Lord of the Flies, Squid Game and the Indiana Jones film … Perfect for puzzle-hungry beginner horror fans who require lashings of jeopardy
– Alex O’Connell, The Times

A writer of genuine originality
– The Guardian

Space Oddity

Chicken House, January 2021

Science and laughs combine in this out-of-this-world adventure for ages 7 and up! An intergalactic adventure filled with UFOs, black holes, killer robots and some very foul-smelling aliens – but mostly about a boy called Jake, his embarrassing dad, and the mind-boggling question . . . are we really alone in the universe?

A bright, brainy book
– The Times

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

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Nosy Crow, May 2019

Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster… what lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to find out but when night falls without warning they become impossibly lost. Strange dangers and impossible puzzles lurk in the shadows and, as time plays tricks, Charlie starts to fear for the future… What if this night never ends?

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

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

Nosy Crow, May 2019

Nosy Crow, May 2018

It’s Maisie’s birthday and she can’t wait to open her presents. She’s hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But the house is empty and outside the front door is nothing but a dense, terrifying blackness.
Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie will have to rely on the laws of the universe and the love of her family to save her. And even that might not be enough…

Praise for The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
Winner of the STEAM Children’s Book Prize
Nominated for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal

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