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About Jeff VanderMeer
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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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.
Part academic treatise, part tell-all biography, after this introduction to the Family Shriek, you’ll never look at history in quite the same way again.
From the author of Borne and Annihilation comes the paperback reissue of his cult classic City of Saints and Madmen
In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. You hold in your hands an invitation to a place unlike any you’ve ever visited—an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians.
City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervor and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading—and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he’s made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he’s really from a place called Chicago . . .
By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and “eyewitness” reports invokes a universe within a puzzle box where you can lose—and find—yourself again.
The story of a resigned librarian who can see shades of silence and talks to portraits. A fairy tale romance with a strong sense of fantastic.
A story with a big frog.
"A big one -five feet long and four wide. Stands three feet at the shoulder. Found him myself in the South American rainforest. Very rare. And smart, devious - even Machiavellian - in his intrigues"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff VanDerMeer, World Fantasy Award winner, is a full time fantasy best seller author. You can also read his essays and reviews for The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and many others.
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.
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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 itself. 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 eldritch 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?
Copiously illustrated, this hilarious kashrut will rank with the most famous of theological contests. In this corner is Evil Monkey, the one-time presidential candidate and alter-ego of acclaimed fantasist Jeff VanderMeer. His more-than-worthy adversary is Ann VanderMeer, Jeff’s co-anthologist (Steampunk, Last Drink Bird Head) and editor of Weird Tales.
As featured on Boing Boing and Jewcy.com and brought to you by the same creative team that gave you The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, this irreverent abecedary is the must-have present for anyone seeking to broaden their imaginary culinary experiences guilt-free.
Enter the Scintillating Clockpunk Gear-o-Torium: Herein dwell the breathless adventures that you secretly seek. Gaze upon the rebellious Mecha-Ostrich, the seductive Steam Dancer, the intrepid Mssrs. Balfour and Meriwether, and the hithertofore undefeated Cast-Iron Kid.
Experience the Delights of the Chrononaut Odditorium: An esteemed panel of self-appointed experts, under pain of ridicule, will reveal Top Secret Historical Enticements. Be dazzled by the first English translation of the quintessential Steampunk story “Flying Fish Prometheus” by Vilhelm Bergsøe.
Oooh and Ahhh at the Subculture Contraptor Lounge: Authoress of the Parasol Protectorate Gail Carriger gaily holds forth on the fashionable subjects of fashion, fiction, and more. The Steampunk Workshop founder Jake von Slatt’s “Steampunk Manifesto” shares his musings amusing and profound on the future of Steam.
Look Upon Our Brass-Plated Wonders: From the rough streets of modern-day Manchester, world-famous adventurer John Coulthart provides the near-tactile visual experience of this elaborative tome. He is joined by the likes of the artistes Secret Agent Ramona Szczerba (a.k.a. Winona Cookie) and Lovereaftian maestro Eric Orchard.
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.
Gromovar, Quoi de neuf sur ma pile
J’ai trouvé Borne quand l’ours géant Mord est venu rôder près de chez nous par une belle journée couleur bronze. Pour moi, au début, Borne n’était qu’un objet de récupération. J’ignorais quelle importance il aurait pour nous. Je ne pouvais pas savoir qu’il changerait tout. Y compris moi.
Acceptation creuse les circonstances entourant la création de la Zone X. Qui se trouve à l’origine de ce bouleversement ? Quelqu’un a-t-il déjà approché la vérité sur la Zone ? Ou été corrompu par elle ?
Dans ce dernier livre crépusculaire et mélancolique de la trilogie du Rempart Sud, les mystères sont résolus mais la terreur monte.
Tra le visionarie che si alternano in questa antologia, troviamo tanto nomi classici come Ursula K. Le Guin e Angela Carter quanto nuove protagoniste della speculative fiction come Nnedi Okorafor, tanto firme storiche come Octavia E. Butler e Joanna Russ quanto figure inclassificabili come Leonora Carrington, tanto maestre del fantastico come Tanith Lee e Alice Bradley (in arte James Tiptree Jr.) quanto scrittrici ancora poco conosciute in Italia come l’argentina Angelica Gorodischer, la finlandese Leena Krohn e l’indiana Vandana Singh.
A curare l’antologia, la coppia simbolo della rinascita weird anni 2000: Ann e Jeff VanderMeer. La prima, già direttrice della leggendaria rivista Weird Tales; il secondo, autore tra le altre cose della fortunata Trilogia dell’Area X.
L’edizione italiana del libro è stata coordinata da Claudia Durastanti e Veronica Raimo, che per tradurre i diversi racconti hanno chiamato a raccolta un gruppo di autrici, giornaliste e accademiche provenienti sia dal mondo della narrativa di genere che non: Emmanuela Carbé, Marta Maria Casetti, Gaja Cenciarelli, Silvia Costantino, Livia Franchini, Tiziana Mancinelli, Sara Marzullo, Francesca Matteoni, Oriana Palusci, Lorenza Pieri, Chiara Reali, Clara Miranda Scherffig, Nicoletta Vallorani, Cristina Verrienti.
Fraîchement nommé à sa tête, John Rodriguez, dit Control, hérite d’une équipe méfiante et désespérée, d’une masse de questions, de notes secrètes et d’heures d’enregistrement
étrangement anxiogènes. Dans Autorité, les questions d’Annihilation trouvent des réponses.
Loin d’être rassurantes…