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Jason Sheehan

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'Things From The Flood' Is Gorgeously Creepy And Strangely Human

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Simon Stålenhag's new book of paintings is a followup to his unique vision of a robot-and-monster haunted alternate Sweden. Each page is heavily freighted with dread, but you can't stop looking.

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Sex, Death And Revolution (A Little Long-Winded) In 'Thus Bad Begins'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Javier Marias' new novel is, on the surface, a low-stakes spy story about a young man, his older mentor and a dysfunctional marriage. But really, it's about the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.

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In 'IQ,' A Sherlock For South Central

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Joe Ide's debut novel follows Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ around his Los Angeles neighborhood. IQ solves the crimes police won't touch — even when his clients can only pay him in chickens or tires.

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The 'Fireside Guide' Has Delightfully Simple Answers To Your Grown-Up Problems

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The new Fireside Grown-Up Guide series is a throwback to the brightly-colored life lessons of your childhood. They're dark and dry and surprisingly funny, a pleasant tonic for your grown-up cares.

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Cuba Is A Dream That Doesn't Let Go In 'The Mortifications'

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Derek Palacio's new novel follows a family who escape Cuba, leaving their political rebel patriarch behind after he refuses to go with them. When he reappears decades later, their lives come apart.

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Lose Yourself In The Twisting, Turning Alleys Of 'Crooked Kingdom'

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Leigh Bardugo's followup to her steampunky heist tale Six of Crows follows teenage criminal mastermind Kaz and his ragged crew as they take revenge for a betrayal and deal with a dangerous drug.

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'Jerusalem' Is Alan Moore's Really Big Book — In Every Way

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The legendary comics creator spent 10 years on his latest work, a 1,200-page-plus epic about everything, nothing and Northampton, his home town and sacred ground — which serves as the main character.

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'The Nix' Is A Vicious, Sprawling Satire With A Very Human Heart

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Historical events both real (the 1968 Democratic Convention, Occupy Wall Street) and imagined come to life in this novel. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it will make you laugh and break your heart.

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In 'Ghost Talkers,' The Spies Are Actual Spooks

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mary Robinette Kowal's new book imagines a version of World War I where mediums serve in the British Army, and newly dead soldiers are vital sources of information about what's happening at the front.

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'The Hike' Turns Traditional Fairy Tales Inside Out

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Drew Magary's new novel is the strange story of average guy Ben, whose business meeting at a old country hotel turns into a bizarre odyssey through the woods, full of giant crickets and talking crabs.

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China Miéville Goes To War In 'New Paris.' Very, Very Weird War

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Miéville's new novel is set in 1941 Paris, as occultists and philosophers attempt to fight the Nazi invaders with a surrealism bomb that accidentally unleashes hellish dreams onto the Paris streets.

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'Dark Matter' Is A Jet-Propelled Science Thriller

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Blake Crouch's new book — about a mild-mannered professor who's conked on the head and wakes up in another universe — doesn't make much sense, but it's a fast, tasty read with a killer twist.

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'Stars' Is A Sequel That Goes A Bit Askew

Saturday, July 16, 2016

In The Stars Askew, Rjurik Davidson returns to the world of Caeli-Amur, now trying to put itself back together after a revolution. But the story bogs down in plural narratives and political minutiae.

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Time Catches Up With Us All In 'The Heavenly Table'

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Donald Ray Pollock's surreal, hardscrabble new novel is set in 1917, but it could just as well be 917; his characters are all lost in time and puzzled by the pace at which the future's coming at them.

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Beautifully Alien 'Ninefox Gambit' Mixes Math And Magic

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yoon Ha Lee's new novel is hard to sum up — in an alien world so dissimilar to ours its technology seems like magic, reality is a consensus that requires intense, rigid belief to function.

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'The Familiar Vol. 3' Will Rewire Your Brain

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mark Z. Danielewski's proposed 27-part saga about a girl and her very strange cat rolls on in Volume 3, Honeysuckle and Pain — in which all the different voices and stories start to find a groove.

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'Escapology' Gets Weird Fast. And Did We Mention The Sharks?

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Ren Warom's tale of AIs, genius hackers, corporate crime and the occasional sea creature uses familiar building blocks to create a wild, loud, corkscrewing story that builds to a bloody conclusion.

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'City Of Mirrors' Brings The Passage Trilogy To An Epic End

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Justin Cronin's blood-and-thunder tale of a viral vampire apocalypse began in 2010 with The Passage. He brings it to a rousing conclusion in his new book, hitting all the beats fans have waited for.

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Brilliant 'Central Station' Is Rich With Detail And Mystery

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lavie Tidhar's new novel follows a motley crew of spacemen, castaways, data vampires and magical children in a beautifully realized far-future Tel Aviv. It's short, lush and close to a masterpiece.

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Angels, Mobsters, Monsters: This 'Box' Really Does Have Everything

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Richard Kadrey kicks off a new series about a magic-immune thief in a magic-soaked Los Angeles with The Everything Box. It's a madcap ride in which the end of humanity is just the beginning.

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