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Jeff VanderMeer - Author

About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America’s American Fantastic Tales and in multiple year’s-best anthologies. He writes nonfiction for the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, among others. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.

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Borne

Borne

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2017

A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR The dark, dangerous, funny and uplifting new novel from the author of Annihilation, the inspiration for the major motion picture directed by Alex Garland. Am I a person? Borne asks Rachel, in extremis. Yes, you are a person, Rachel tells him. But like a person, you can be a weapon, too. A ruined city of the future lives in fear of a despotic, gigantic flying bear, driven mad by the tortures inflicted on him by the Company, a mysterious biotech firm. A scavenger, Rachel, finds a creature entangled in his fur. She names it Borne. At first, Borne looks like nothing at all- a green lump that might be a discard from the Company. But he reminds Rachel of her homeland, an island nation long lost to rising seas, and she prevents her lover, Wick, from rendering down Borne as raw genetic material for the special kind of drugs he sells. But nothing is quite the way it seems: not the past, not the present, not the future. If Wick is hiding secrets, so is Rachel-and Borne most of all. What Rachel finds hidden deep within the Company will change everything and everyone. There, lost and forgotten things have lingered and grown. What they have grown into is mighty indeed.

Shriek An Afterword

Shriek An Afterword

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Janice Shriek, ex-society figure, narrates this tale with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions. We follow the adventures of her brother Duncan, an historian obsessed with a doomed love affair, and learn of a secret that may kill or transform him. We witness a war between rival publishing houses that will change Ambergris forever. And we're introduced to the gray caps, a marginalized people armed with advanced fungal technologies, who've been waiting underground for their chance to mould the future of the city. Shriek: An Afterword is an epic yet personal look at life, love and death in the vividly imagined city of Ambergris. And, through this tumultuous story of the family Shriek, the author shows his genius at capturing and displaying the bizarre.

Acceptare. Cartea a treia din trilogia Southern Reach

Acceptare. Cartea a treia din trilogia Southern Reach

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2016

Cartea a treia din trilogia Southern ReachDivizia SudicA , agenE ia nsA rcinatA cu investigarea E i monitorizarea Zonei X, s-a prA buE it pentru cA de treizeci de ani locul acela sfideazA orice explicaE ii E i respinge toate expediE iile. O ultimA echipA , disperatA , formatA din Control E i PasA re RarA porneE te iarna, ncercnd sA ajungA la o insuliE A ndepA rtatA unde s-ar putea gA si rA spunsurile cA utate.Acceptare este simultan o prelucrare excelentA a temei casei bntuite, o relatare profund neliniE titoare despre primul contact cu altA specie, o carte despre moarte, o carte despre obsesie E i pierdere, o carte despre experienE a terifiantA a ntlnirii unei inteligenE e mai mari E i mai stranii dect cea umanA ."e; - The Washington Post

Sisters Of The Revolution A Femimist Speculative Fiction Anthology

Sisters Of The Revolution A Femimist Speculative Fiction Anthology

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2015

Area X

Area X

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

If J. J. Abrams, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Weisman collaborated on a series, it might be this awesome.This collection includes all three novels in the epic Southern Reach trilogy-Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance. Praised for its evocative prose, chilling psychological twists, and intriguing story arc, this series has amassed high critical and popular acclaim, with book one landing on the New York Times bestsellers list.Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization. Twelve expeditions have gone in, and not a single member of any of them has remained unchanged by the experience-for better or worse.

Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical G An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams

Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical G An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams

Author: Jeff VanderMeer, Desirina Boskovich Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2014

The Steampunk User's Manual features beautiful images and entertaining text about the incredibly popular Science Fiction subgenre that imagines future technology and fashion via a 19th century perspective and toolbox. The Steampunk User's Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide across all aspects of Steampunk that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. The idea here is to give readers points of reference that are both refreshingly down-to-earth and completely over-the-top-that utterly doable jewellery project juxtaposed with that stunningly crazy and jaw-dropping art installation. The book features sections on fashion, art, crafts, music, large-scale installations, fiction, filmmaking, etc. By combining the functional and the delightfully out-there, The Steampunk User's Manual not only satisfies readers-it also entertains and inspires them at a very high level and provides an updated look at the world of Steampunk, which has already changed since the publication of The Steampunk Bible.

Acceptance

Acceptance

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2014

The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing and evocative Southern Reach trilogy. It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown - navigating new terrain and new challenges - the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound - or terrifying.

Acceptance

Acceptance

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2014

The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing and evocative Southern Reach trilogy. It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown - navigating new terrain and new challenges - the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound - or terrifying.

Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric & Discredited Diseases

Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric & Discredited Diseases

Author: Jeff VanderMeer, Mark Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2014

From the author of Annihilation, now a major motion pictureMarvellously entertaining dip-in spoof guide to exotic fictional illnesses and afflictions, with over eighty entries contributed by fifty-eight writers, including the editors themselves and Steve Aylett, Neil Gaiman, David Langford, China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, etc. It is illustrated throughout with curious and humorously unenlightening sketches. 'An amazing book ... sure to delight the discerning (and slightly warped) reader' Publishers Weekly

Authority

Authority

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2014

In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened ... Following the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in `Annihilation', the second book of the Southern Reach trilogy introduces John Rodriguez, the new head of the government agency responsible for the safeguarding of Area X. His first day is spent grappling with the fall-out from the last expedition. Area X itself remains a mystery. But, as instructed by a higher authority known only as The Voice, the self-styled Control must battle to `put his house in order'. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the mysteries of Area X begin to reveal themselves-and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve. Undermined and under pressure to make sense of everything, Rodriguez retreats into his past in a labyrinthine search for answers. Yet the more he uncovers, the more he risks, for the secrets of the Southern Reach are more sinister than anyone could have known.

Authority

Authority

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

The bone-chilling, hair-raising second installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy For thirty years, a secret agency called the Southern Reach has monitored expeditions into Area X-a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. After the twelfth expedition, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez (a.k.a. "e;Control"e;) is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and more than two hundred hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves-and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve.

Authority

Authority

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2014

In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened ... Following the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in `Annihilation', the second book of the Southern Reach trilogy introduces John Rodriguez, the new head of the government agency responsible for the safeguarding of Area X. His first day is spent grappling with the fall-out from the last expedition. Area X itself remains a mystery. But, as instructed by a higher authority known only as The Voice, the self-styled Control must battle to `put his house in order'. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the mysteries of Area X begin to reveal themselves-and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve. Undermined and under pressure to make sense of everything, Rodriguez retreats into his past in a labyrinthine search for answers. Yet the more he uncovers, the more he risks, for the secrets of the Southern Reach are more sinister than anyone could have known.

Authority

Authority

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2014

In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened ... Following the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in `Annihilation', the second book of the Southern Reach trilogy introduces John Rodriguez, the new head of the government agency responsible for the safeguarding of Area X. His first day is spent grappling with the fall-out from the last expedition. Area X itself remains a mystery. But, as instructed by a higher authority known only as The Voice, the self-styled Control must battle to `put his house in order'. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the mysteries of Area X begin to reveal themselves-and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve. Undermined and under pressure to make sense of everything, Rodriguez retreats into his past in a labyrinthine search for answers. Yet the more he uncovers, the more he risks, for the secrets of the Southern Reach are more sinister than anyone could have known.