Jason Heller appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Just as an arena is built to hold anyone and everyone, Wolfmother's arena-rock is designed to contain everything that inspires it.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Packed with music references and enough science to keep its time travel premise plausible, Every Anxious Wave "rings with a uniqueness that transcends the tropes of time travel and indie romance."
Saturday, February 06, 2016
A Decent Ride brings back many of Welsh's beloved characters with their ribald humor and Scottish vernacular, but now they must address a new challenge: aging.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Charlie Jane Anders' debut novel follows a girl with magical powers and a technically brilliant boy, uneasy friends since childhood, who get caught up in an apocalyptic war between science and magic.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Finland hosts the World Science Fiction Convention in 2017 — but if you can't make it to Helsinki, hit the library: more and more Finnish speculative fiction authors are getting English translations.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tim Powers — best known for his time-travel classic The Anubis Gates — mixes up the decades again in Medusa's Web, a tale of an eerie estate in Hollywood and a family unmoored in time.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Even those used to 25 years of Tindersticks' sonic restlessness will be surprised by The Waiting Room. The bandleader offers commentary on each song, which you can also watch as an album-long video.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
On its fifth album, the Montreal band indulges its progressive tendencies and wide-angle vision of dream-steeped psychedelia, in the process exuding a gentle kind of heaviness.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Megan O'Keefe kicks off a new fantasy series with Steal the Sky, an adventure set in an arid land where rare-element powered airships sail above mining towns packed with charming crooks and con men.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Zombie stories are everywhere, but David Towsey's new book takes an unexpected turn — to a gritty, far-future world with echoes of the American West, full of undead who still have hearts and souls.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Curtis White is no enemy of science, but his new book criticizes what he sees as today's overreliance on rigid thinking and social organization, and our unquestioning optimism about technology.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Paul Meloy's debut novel fuses humor, horror and personal experience. It's the story of a 40-something psychiatric nurse who discovers he's a part of a cosmic battle against the forces of nightmare.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Washington D.C. punk legend Ian Svenonius veers from anarchist tirade to Swiftian satire in this new essay collection, which takes aim at tipping, Ikea, censorship, music and yes, NPR too.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Adam Christopher's sci-fi noir follows robotic hit man Raymond Electromatic through a vividly evoked 1960s Los Angeles. Critic Jason Heller says the book hits exactly the right tone and rhythm.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Author Daniel Alarcón's new graphic novel is adapted from a short story about a young Peruvian journalist who discovers strange links between his father and the impoverished street clowns of Lima.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
If you like ghosts, ghouls and witches, you won't find them in The Case Against Satan, Perchance to Dream, and Songs of a Dead Dreamer — their horrors are more familiar and far more frightening.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Matthew Kressel kicks off an Old Testament-flavored fantasy trilogy with this story of a man, abducted by a demon, who learns he's one of 36 hidden saints whose existence preserves the Earth.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
It's a testament to Small Black's knack for pop architecture that the synth-pop band can comment on human folly and loss while still sounding breezy.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Detroit post-punk band's third album simmers, ponders and haunts while dripping venom. The Agent Intellect represents a huge step, both upward and inward.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ilana C. Myer creates a lush, shadowed fantasy world in Last Song Before Night, with a sprawling cast and an epic quest to restore the long-lost magic once summoned by music.