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Dead Astronauts

by Jeff VanderMeer

Dead Astronauts Synopsis

Under the watchful eye of The Company, three characters - Grayson, Morse and Chen - shapeshifters, amorphous, part human, part extensions of the landscape, make their way through forces that would consume them. A blue fox, a giant fish and language stretched to the limit. A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. A giant leviathan of a fish, centuries old, who hides a secret, remembering a past that may not be its own. Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of the world against an all-powerful corporation. A raving madman who wanders the desert lost in the past, haunted by his own creation: an invisible monster whose name he has forgotten and whose purpose remains hidden. Jeff VanderMeer's Dead Astronauts presents a City with no name of its own where, in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways. At stake: the fate of the future, the fate of Earth - all the Earths.

Dead Astronauts Press Reviews

Praise for Borne: `Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with Borne he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it's a thorough marvel' Colson Whitehead `Jeff VanderMeer's deeply strange and brilliant new novel extends the meditation on the central question of non-human sentience in his earlier work ... No one writes a post-apocalyptic landscape like VanderMeer, so detailed and strange in all its lineaments and topography' Neel Mukherjee, Guardian `From being a very successful SF writer, VanderMeer will become mainstream - and Borne is full of signs that he is already thinking ahead of that easy transition, and perhaps subverting it' Toby Litt, New Statesman Praise for The Southern Reach Trilogy: ` Creepy and fascinating' Stephen King `Hauntingly weird and brilliantly new ... These are contemporary masterpieces and career-defining novels' Adam Robert, Books of the Year, Guardian `This trilogy is a modern mycological masterpiece ... Remarkable ... Tense, eerie and unsettling ... VanderMeer writes much better prose than Poe ever did ... This is genuinely potent and dream-haunting writing. VanderMeer has arrived' Guardian `A teeming science fiction that draws on Conrad and Lovecraft alike ... Annihilation shows signs of being the novel that will allow VanderMeer to break through to a new and larger audience' Sunday Telegraph

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008375331
Publication date: 3rd December 2019
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jeff VanderMeer

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 non-fiction 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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