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The Strange Bird: A Borne Story (Kindle Single) by [Jeff VanderMeer]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 307 ratings

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Praise for The Strange Bird

"With hallucinatory imagery and expressive prose, this companion novella to Borne is beautiful and bleak, painful and rewarding in equal measure." --Booklist (starred)

"A lyrical if dark-hearted sidenote to VanderMeer’s wonderfully inventive dystopian novel Borne . . . VanderMeer writes circles around most fantasists at work today." --Kirkus


Praise for Borne


“The conceptual elements in VanderMeer’s fiction are so striking that the firmness with which he cinches them to his characters’ lives is often overlooked . . . Borne is VanderMeer’s trans-species rumination on the theme of parenting . . . [Borne] insists that to live in an age of gods and sorcerers is to know that you, a mere person, might be crushed by indifferent forces at a moment’s notice, then quickly forgotten. And that the best thing about human nature might just be its unwillingness to surrender to the worst side of itself.” --Laura Miller, The New Yorker

Borne, Jeff VanderMeer’s lyrical and harrowing new novel, may be the most beautifully written, and believable, post-apocalyptic tale in recent memory . . . [VanderMeer] outdoes himself in this visionary novel shimmering with as much inventiveness and deliriously unlikely, post-human optimism as Borne himself.” --Elizabeth Hand, Los Angeles Times

“VanderMeer’s apocalyptic vision, with its mix of absurdity, horror, and grace, can’t be mistaken for that of anyone else. Inventive, engrossing, and heartbreaking, Borne finds [VanderMeer] at a high point of creative accomplishment.” --Michael Berry, San Francisco Chronicle

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer’s NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy has been translated into over 35 languages. The first novel, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and Shirley Jackson Award, and was made into a movie by Paramount in 2018. Recent works include Dead Astronauts, Borne (a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award), and The Strange Bird. These novels, set in the Borne universe, are being developed for TV by AMC. Called “the weird Thoreau” by The New Yorker, VanderMeer frequently speaks about issues related to climate change and storytelling. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife Ann, cat Neo, and a yard full of native plants. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B073TSB1TW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ MCD x FSG Originals (August 1, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 1, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3123 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 307 ratings

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William Donelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite heart, exquisite prose. A small masterpiece. More than 5 stars!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2019
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Anastasia F
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely addition to the Borne world
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Takes a while..
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect borne follow up
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 4, 2017
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