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About Jeff VanderMeer
Called “the weird Thoreau” by the New Yorker, NYT bestseller Jeff VanderMeer has been a published writer since age 14. His most recent fiction is the critically acclaimed novel BORNE, which has received raves from the NYTBR, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and many more. Paramount Pictures has optioned BORNE for film.
VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy was one of the publishing events of 2014, the trilogy made more than thirty year’s best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s top 10. Paramount Pictures has made a movie out of the first volume of the Southern Reach, Annihilation, slated for release in 2018 and starring Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
His nonfiction appears in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, and the Atlantic.com. VanderMeer also wrote the world’s first fully illustrated creative-writing guide, Wonderbook. With his wife, Ann VanderMeer, he has edited may iconic anthologies. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with two wonderful cats. His hobbies include hiking, reading, and bird watching.
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Meet the Masterminds: Editors Extraordinaire Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, the well-known literary vagabonds and mesmerists, do fully guarantee your satisfaction. However, the publisher does regret that the VanderMeers have become mysteriously unavailable to respond to any grievances.
It’s Steampunk—and it’s reloaded.
The world has changed, and with it the craft of writing. In addition to the difficulties of putting pen to paper, authors must now contend with a slew of new media. This has forever altered the relationship between writers and their readers, their publishers, and their work. In an era when authors are expected to do more and more to promote their own work, Booklife steers readers through the bewildering options:
-What should authors avoid doing on the Internet?
-How does the new paradigm affect authors, readers, and the fundamentals of book publication?
-What's the difference between letting Internet tools use you and having a strategic plan?
-How do authors protect their creativity while still advancing their careers?
-How do you filter out white noise and find the peace of mind to do good work?
Award-winning author, editor, and Web-entrepreneur Jeff VanderMeer shares his twenty-five years of experience to reveal how writers can go about:
-Using new media: blogs, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, podcasts, and IM
-Effectively networking in the modern era (why it's not all about you)
-Understanding the lifecycle of a book and your role in the publication process
-Finding balance between your public and private lives and personas
-Creating a brand and identity tied to your strengths and your writing
-Working with your publisher: editors, publicists, marketing, and sales
-Taking the long view: establishing short- and long-term professional goals
-Getting through rejection and understanding the importance of persistence
-Enjoying and enhancing your creative process and more
From Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Borne and Annihilation, comes the paperback reissue of his cult classic Finch.
In a deserted tenement in an occupied city, two dead bodies lie on a dusty floor as if they have fallen out of the air. One corpse is cut in half, the other is utterly unmarked. One is human, the other isn’t. The city of Ambergris is half ruined, rotten, its population controlled by narcotics, internment camps, and acts of terror. But its new masters want this case closed, urgently. Detective John Finch has just one week to solve it or be sent to the camps. With no ID for the victims, no clues, no leads, and precious little hope, Finch’s fate hangs in the balance.
But there is more to this case than meets the eye. Enough to put Finch in the crosshairs of every spy, rebel, informer, and traitor in town. Under the shadow of the eldrich tower the occupiers are raising above the city, Finch is about to come face-to-face with a series of mysteries that will change him and Ambergris forever. Why does one of the victims most resemble a man thought to have been dead for a hundred years? What is the murders’ connection to an attempted genocide nearly six hundred years ago? And just what is the secret purpose of the occupiers’ tower?
From the author of Borne and Annihilation comes the paperback reissue of his cult classic Shriek: An Afterword.
An epic yet personal look at several decades of life, love, and death in the imaginary city of Ambergris—previously chronicled in Jeff VanderMeer’s acclaimed City of Saints and Madmen—Shriek: An Afterword relates the scandalous, heartbreaking, and horrifying secret history of two squabbling siblings and their confidantes, protectors, and enemies.
Narrated with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions by the ex-society figure Janice Shriek, this afterword presents a vivid gallery of characters and events, emphasizing the adventures of Janice’s brother Duncan, a historian obsessed with a doomed love affair and a secret that may kill or transform him; a war between rival publishing houses that will change Ambergris forever; and the gray caps, a marginalized people armed with advanced fungal technologies, who have been waiting underground for their chance to mold the future of the city.
After reading this introduction to the Family Shriek—part academic treatise, part tell-all biography—you’ll never look at history in quite the same way.
Perhaps "Errata" is a metafictional narrative about a short story assigned to Jeff VanderMeer (or a fictional version of Jeff VanderMeer) by a now-defunct literary journal (or a fictional version of a now-defunct literary journal) explicitly for the purposes of determining THE FATE OF THE WORLD. Or perhaps it's just a story about a Siberian penguin. It is incumbent upon you, the reader, to decide which stream of reality we are lazily floating along in.
The real Jeff VanderMeer's recent books include the acclaimed novels Finch and Shriek: An Afterward. His short fiction has appeared in several Year's Best anthologies and has been shortlisted for Best American Short Stories. VanderMeer has also edited or co-edited several anthologies, including the prestigious Leviathan fiction anthology series, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, and the acclaimed Steampunk anthology. He has won the World Fantasy Award twice.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
« Un thriller psychologique crispant et glacial... Un peu de Kubrick, beaucoup de Lovecraft, le roman provoque une tension insupportable et une peur claustrophobique qui vous habite longtemps. J’ai adoré. »
« Original, beau, angoissant et magnifique. »
« Effrayant et fascinant. »
Each volume will contain reprints (some of them not available otherwise except in expensive limited editions), previously unpublished stories, and new translations of classic and hard-to-find stories. We are committed to bringing you odd material from all over the world, from the past one hundred years, all of it bound together simply by dint of being idiosyncratic, unusual, out-of-the-ordinary.
Here's the full table of contents:
Ann & Jeff VanderMeer - Introduction
Amos Tutuola - "The Dead Babies"
Gustave Le Rouge - "The War of the Vampires" (translation by Brian Evenson and David Beus)
Jeffrey Ford - "Weiroot"
Leopoldo Lugones - "The Bloat Toad" (translation by Larry Nolen)
Mark Samuels - "Apt 205"
Michael Cisco - "Modern Cities Exist Only to Be Destroyed"
Nalo Hopkinson - "Slow Cold Chick"
Sumanth Prabhaker - "A Hard Truth About Waste Management"
Hiromi Goto - "Stinky Girl"
Eric Basso - "Logues"
Edward Morris - "Lotophagi"
Karin Tidbeck - "The Aunts"
Jeffrey Thomas - "The Fork"
Rikki Ducornet - "The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi”
Leena Krohn – “The Night of the Normal Distribution Curve” (translation by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela)
Amanda le Bas de Plumetot - "Unmaking"
Karl Hans Strobl - "The Head" (translation by Gio Clairval)
Caitlin R. Kiernan - "A Child's Guide to the Hollow Hills"
Stacey Levine - "Sausage"
Danny Fontaine & Jeff VanderMeer – “Myster Odd Theme Song”
O livro que deu origem ao filme da Netflix.
A Área X está isolada do restante do mundo há décadas, e a natureza tomou para si os últimos vestígios da presença humana. Uma primeira expedição de reconhecimento voltou de lá relatando uma terra intocada, um paraíso edênico; a segunda terminou em suicídio em massa; a terceira, em um tiroteio dentro do próprio grupo. Até que os membros da décima primeira expedição retornaram como meras sombras do que eram antes e, após algumas semanas, morreram de câncer. Em Aniquilação, primeiro volume da trilogia Comando Sul, o leitor se junta à décima segunda expedição.
O novo grupo é formado por quatro mulheres: uma antropóloga, uma topógrafa, uma psicóloga — líder da missão — e uma bióloga, a narradora do livro. Seus objetivos são mapear o terreno, identificar todas as mudanças ambientais, monitorar as relações entre elas próprias e, acima de tudo, não se contaminarem.
As mulheres atravessam a fronteira esperando o inesperado... e é exatamente isso o que encontram. Mas o que de fato vai definir os rumos da expedição não é o que está lá, e sim o que elas trazem consigo desde o outro lado da fronteira e os segredos que guardam umas das outras.
“Arrepiante.”The New York Times
“Impossível conseguir parar de ler — como uma história de aventura das antigas, só que mais esquisita, mais bem-escrita e nada datada.”BookPage
O desfecho da série iniciada com Aniquilação, que originou o filme da Netflix.
É inverno na Área X, a misteriosa região selvagem que há trinta anos desafia explicações e repele pesquisadores de expedição após expedição, recusando-se a revelar seus segredos.
Enquanto sua geografia impenetrável se expande, a agência responsável por investigar e supervisionar a região — o Comando Sul — entra em colapso. Uma última e desesperada equipe atravessa a fronteira, determinada a alcançar uma remota ilha que pode conter as respostas que eles tanto procuram. Se falharem, o mundo do lado de fora estará correndo perigo.
Aceitação, o último livro da trilogia, conecta os dois livros anteriores, Aniquilação e Autoridade, em capítulos breves e acelerados, narrados da perspectiva de personagens cruciais. Página após página, os mistérios são aos poucos solucionados, mas as consequências e as implicações dos acontecimentos passados jamais serão menos profundas ou aterrorizantes.
“Assustador e fascinante.”Stephen King
“O leitor termina o livro transformado, assim como todos os expedicionários que visitaram esse lugar inexplicável.”Kirkus Reviews