Jason Sheehan appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Tin House editor Rob Spillman's new memoir chronicles his search for a maybe-nonexistent home across decades and continents. He's a winning writer despite occasional lapses into artsy self-importance.
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Writer Augusten Burroughs has grown up on the page, in a series of unvarnished (and sometimes unhinged) memoirs. His latest is the story of a man trying to stay sober, stay in love and not blow it.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Peter Behrens' novel, Carry Me, follows the fortunes of two interconnected families through the World Wars in Europe, as well as the turmoil leading up to Ireland's War of Independence.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Mischa Berlinski's novel is about a failed Florida policeman trying to make a new life in Haiti. Critic Jason Sheehan says the book explores "the gray middles of everything."
Sunday, February 28, 2016
"Ever since I was a little boy, I've been trying to reconcile constructivist aesthetics and fascist metaphysics...lucidity and violence...and the endless implications of that dichotomy."
That's Mark Leyner, ladies and gentlemen. One of the best, the brightest, the weirdest and the most influential modern writers of, say, 1996. Who once ...
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher is not just the greatest American food writer who's ever played the game, she's one of our greatest writers, period. She was, variously, a travel writer, an essayist, a chronicler of American idylls, an observer of decline, of lack, of old fashioned custom and manners, a ...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The best thing Luke Skywalker had going for him in the original trilogy was that he never had to worry about who was going to feed the war orphans left behind by the rebellion, or rebuild trashed moisture farms. No, if you're Luke, all you gotta do is show up ...
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
There are a thousand chapters in Sayed Kashua's new book, Native. A thousand of them (that might be an exaggeration), but my favorite one is called "Anti-Hero" and it begins like this:
"We have to leave the country," I informed my wife as I went over the final proofs. ...