Jason Sheehan

Jason Sheehan appears in the following:

Reading The Game: This War Of Mine

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with This War of Mine — a game about surviving during wartime that proved so wrenching, our critic couldn't bring himself to finish it.

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'After On' Sees The End Of The World In A Dating App

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Silicon valley entrepreneur and novelist Rob Reid takes on artificial intelligence — and how it might end the world — in his weird, funny new techno-philosophical thriller After On.

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'Strange Practice:' The Doctor Is In

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In Strange Practice, Vivian Shaw kicks off a new series about Dr. Greta Helsing, descendant of the famous Professor Abraham Van Helsing and general practitioner to the ghouls and ghasts of London.

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Taut Spy Action Takes Place Over Tea 'At The Table Of Wolves'

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kay Kenyon's new thriller is set in an alternate-history version of World War II, where the traumas of the previous war caused a bloom of psychic talents — talents the Nazis want to exploit.

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In 'Meddling Kids,' The Scooby Gang Grows Up — Hard

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Edgar Cantero's head-kick of a novel about damaged adults who used to be spunky kid detectives mixes bright, pulpy cartoon nostalgia with some seriously dark trauma-survivor subtext.

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'Tropic Of Kansas' Rips Dystopia From The Headlines

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Christopher Brown's new book plays out in a world where all our fears have become manifest — the nightly news, turned up to 11. And while there's a hint of hope at the end, this is not a happy book.

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'The Force' Is Basically 'Game Of Thrones' With Cops — And That's Pretty Great

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Don Winslow's new novel is packed with crooked cops and crookeder crooks, all defending their territories and trying to maintain a status quo where everyone earns, everyone eats and no wars break out.

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'Last Kid Left' Is A Summer Read For People Who Hate The Light

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rosecrans Baldwin's new novel probably shouldn't have come out in summer: It's got the trappings of a beach read — a shore town, tourists, a murder — but it strays into some very dark territory.

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'White Fur' Is A Fable Of Love, Class, Money And Death

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Jardine Libaire's novel — more a series of vignettes — follows two kids from very opposite sides of the tracks who fall hard in love in 1980s New York, and what happens when reality intrudes.

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'The Dispatcher' Is A Short Stroll In A Strange Neighborhood

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

John Scalzi's new novel — originally an audio book — imagines the implications of a world where 999 out of 1,000 murder victims pop back into existence, naked, confused and safe in their own beds.

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Love, Money And Betrayal Make For Great Storytelling In 'The Heirs'

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Susan Rieger's new book follows an upper-crust, Upper West Side family whose certainties are thrown into doubt after their father dies and an unknown Other Woman sues his estate for child support.

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Reading The Game: Witcher 3

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with an epic, week-long journey into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the latest installment of the adventures of monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia.

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Thin But Fun, 'Off Rock' Is An Old-Fashioned Space Caper

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Kieran Shea's novel follows a grizzled galactic miner who stumbles across a vein of gold on a nearly tapped-out asteroid. He just has to get the gold off-rock without attracting anyone's attention.

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An Old Soldier Is Back In Action In 'City Of Miracles'

Sunday, May 07, 2017

As Robert Jackson Bennett's Divine Cities series draws to a close, grizzled old enforcer Sigrud — in hiding, in a remote forest — returns to the city to avenge the murder of his friend and partner.

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Reading The Game: Stardew Valley

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.

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In 'Walkaway,' A Blueprint For A New, Weird (But Better) World

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.

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Reading The Game: Bioshock Infinite

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.

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'Luna: Wolf Moon' Is A Howling Good Read

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.

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Rum-Soaked, Bloody, Sprawling 'Heretics' Is A Romp Through Centuries

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.

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'Celine' Is An Ace Detective With A Crack Shot, A Quick Wit And A Good Story

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.

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