Pursuing her own inner demons...
The great cities are dying, like the country, from the heart out. The Redemption Presidency tolerates vigilantes who kill according to Biblical example. The police subcontract freelancers. Diane Fletcher is one of them. She is also cursed with the gift of seeing and feeling the emotions of others.Set in a future where right-wing theology has merged with government, the novel explores current religious and philosophical trends, creating an action filled journey of adventure and intrigue.
About Sean Stewart
Sean Stewart is the award winning author of seven best selling science fiction and fantasy novels. His first book Passion Play won the Aurora Award in 1993 and was followed by Nobody’s Son which also received the Aurora in 1994. His additional works include Resurrection Man, Clouds End, The Night Watch, Galveston and Mockingbird, the latter of which was a finalist for both the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award. When not writing, Sean is actively involved in video game design and is hard at work on an interactive online project. He lives with his wife and daughter in Vancouver, Canada. [MORE]
“This tale of a futuristic sleuth who pursues criminals and her own inner demons succeeds both as science fiction and as a mystery.” — Publishers Weekly
“Set in a grimly puritanical America of the not-so-distant future, this first novel explores the intimate relationship between the hunter and the hunted. Told in compellingly simple language, this powerful debut belongs in most libraries.” — Library Journal
“With its dark and nastily believable 'pro-life' future and its thoroughly convincing female protagonist, Passion Play makes Sean Stewart a talent to watch.” — William Gibson
“...a fine novel, in the grand tradition of the SF thriller.... A very exciting debut.” — Kim Stanley Robinson
“Both entertaining and cautionary, Passion Play is a wonderful debut novel from a talented voice on the Canadian SF scene.” — Charles de Lint
“The idea behind Sean Stewart's first novel, Passion Play--a future America ruled by fundamentalist religious groups--has long intrigued science fiction writers including Robert A. Heinlein, Margaret Atwood, and more recently, Lyda Morehouse (in Archangel Protocol). In Passion Play, religious laws and politics are the backdrop for what is essentially a hard-boiled detective novel.” — Greg L. Johnson