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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games travels to Pelican Town to explore the bucolic pleasures of Stardew Valley, a farming simulator inspired by the classic 1990s Harvest Moon games.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Cory Doctorow's latest novel is set in a ripped-from-the-headlines near future dystopia, where the creative and the capable — and the lost — are walking into the wilderness to build a new world.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
It's a simple premise — a guy, a girl, a gun and a debt to repay — but in Bioshock Infinite it becomes a mind-bending story about politics, oppression, change and sacrifice. Set in a flying city.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
No one builds worlds like Ian McDonald. In Luna: Wolf Moon, he gives us a lunar colony ruled by five brutal, powerful dynasties, orbiting an Earth wracked by scarcity wars and political squabbling.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Leonardo Padura returns to one of his favorite characters — broken-down Cuban gumshoe Mario Conde — and puts him on the trail of a missing Rembrandt in his gorgeously written new novel Heretics.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Peter Heller's detective novel is a romp — complete with a taking-names heroine, action-packed adventures, and a sense that you've known these characters for years.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Charlie "Coop" Cooper is back for another action packed, kooky adventure — complete with dirty jokes, an octopus robot, and an overuse of dialogue — in Richard Kadrey's newest novel.
Friday, February 24, 2017
As part of our occasional series on storytelling in video games, we're looking at a game where the story fails: Shadow of Mordor, which won awards for its gameplay, but lacks a compelling narrative.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
George Saunders — master of the short story — debuts as a novelist with this strange, haunting (and haunted) tale of President Lincoln as he grieves the death of his young son Willie.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
In The Flame in the Flood, you play as a young girl surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape, floating down a river on an improvised raft, with nothing but your wits and your faithful dog beside you.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Giorgio De Maria's cult novel was first published in Italy in 1977. It's a spooky piece of magical realism that captures a chaotic time in Italian history, starting gently and getting seriously weird.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Jonathan Coe's new novel is a black-hearted satire about the crumbling of modern Britain, and the point at which childhood gives way to a cold assessment of the world as it is, not as we dream it.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with the epic Western Red Dead Redemption. It's the tale of a reformed gunslinger tasked with hunting down the members of his old gang.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The second installment of Laura Anne Gilman's gritty, mythmaking Devil's West series follows Isobel, the Devil's Left Hand, as she learns the extent of her powers and battles an ancient, angry spirit.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with a look at The Last of Us. Set in a world undone by a fungal apocalypse, it follows a grizzled smuggler and his surrogate daughter.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Some of the best, wildest, most moving storytelling right now isn't on TV or in movies — it's in video games. So we're taking a literary look at one of this year's hottest games, No Man's Sky.
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.
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.
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.
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.