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VanderMeer, Jeff

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Most widely held works by Jeff VanderMeer
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

33 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

44 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened. In Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer introduced Area X--a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. This was the first volume of a projected trilogy; well in advance of publication, translation rights had already sold around the world and a major movie deal had been struck. Just months later, Authority, the second volume, is here. For thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X has taken the form of a series of expeditions monitored by a secret agency called the Southern Reach. After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez, aka "Control," is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and 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. And the consequences will spread much further than that. The Southern Reach trilogy will conclude in fall 2014 with Acceptance"--
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

42 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of the Southern Reach Trilogy comes a story about two humans, and two creatures. The humans are Rachel and Wick - a scavenger and a drug dealer - both with too many secrets and fears, ready with traps to be set and sprung. The creatures are Mord and Borne - animal, perhaps plant, maybe company discard, biotech, cruel experiment, dinner, deity, or source of spare parts"--
Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

42 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 more daunting
The steampunk bible : an illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the steampunk movement in fiction, film, art, music, and fashion, tracing its history from Victorian science fiction novels and detailing its evolution into modern popular culture
Steampunk II : steampunk reloaded by Ann VanderMeer( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short stories by various authors set in alternate Victorian eras populated by steam-powered robots, mad scientists, and futuristic heroes
Booklife : strategies & survival tips for the 21st-century writer by Jeff VanderMeer( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing a wide range of essential topics for self-promoting authors, this important guide explores questions such as: How can authors use social media and the internet? How does the new online paradigm affect authors, readers, and the book industry? How can authors find the time to both create and promote their work? and What should never be done?
The third bear by Jeff VanderMeer( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Jeff VanderMeer's surreal and absurdist short fiction
Wonderbook : an illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R.R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few"--
The weird : a compendium of strange and dark stories by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oversized anthology of dark and bizarre tales written throughout the past century includes entries by international best-sellers and award-winners, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Franz Kafka
The big book of science fiction : the ultimate collection by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you'll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds"--Back cover
Steampunk( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features stories in which the Victorian era is reimagined to include Martian technology, steam-powered robots, airships, alchemy, and various anachronistic technologies
The Steampunk user's manual : an illustrated practical and whimsical guide to creating retro-futurist dreams by Desirina Boskovich( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer's latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User's Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels
Finch by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where mysterious underground dwellers rule the state of Ambergris and control its residents with addictive drugs, internment camps and random acts of terror, John Finch and his partner, Wyte, must solve a double murder for their oppressive masters, all while trying to make contact with the scattered rebel resistance
The strange bird : a Borne story by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory--she is part bird, part human, part many other things. But now the lab in which she was created is under siege and the scientists have turned on their animal creations. Flying through tunnels, dodging bullets, and changing her colors and patterning to avoid capture, the Strange Bird manages to escape. But she cannot just soar in peace above the earth. The sky itself is full of wildlife that rejects her as one of their own, and also full of technology--satellites and drones and other detritus of the human civilization below that has all but destroyed itself. And the farther she flies, the deeper she finds herself in the orbit of the Company, a collapsed biotech firm that has populated the world with experiments both failed and successful that have outlived the corporation itself: a pack of networked foxes, a giant predatory bear. But of the many creatures she encounters with whom she bears some kind of kinship, it is the humans--all of them now simply scrambling to survive--who are the most insidious, who still see her as simply something to possess, to capture, to trade, to exploit. Never to understand, never to welcome home
Annihilation : a novel by Jeff VanderMeer( Recording )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The twelfth expedition arrives expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers. They discover a massive topographic anomaly and life-forms that surpass understanding. But it's the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything
City of saints and madmen by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. This is 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 puzzlebox where you can lose - and find - yourself again. --publisher's description
Veniss underground by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas, a would-be Living Artist, his twin sister, Nicola, and her lover, Shadrach, each tell of the wondrous and horrifying secrets they discover in the underworld of Veniss. Includes a novella and three short stories also set in the fantasy world
The time traveler's almanac( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Time Traveler's Almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century's worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations. This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R.R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, H.G. Wells, and Connie Willis, as well as helpful non-fiction articles original to this volume (such as Charles Yu's "Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers"). In fact, this book is like a time machine of its very own, covering millions of years of Earth's history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end. The Time Traveler's Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life"--
The new weird( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of stories from the "new weird" genre--a overlap of science fiction, fantasy, and horror--from some of its well-known writers, along with commentaries and a story featuring emerging authors within the genre
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The steampunk bible : an illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature
Steampunk II : steampunk reloadedBooklife : strategies & survival tips for the 21st-century writerThe third bearThe weird : a compendium of strange and dark storiesSteampunkFinchCity of saints and madmenVeniss undergroundThe new weird
Alternative Names
Jeff VanderMeer American writer

Jeff VanderMeer Amerikaanse auteur

Jeff VanderMeer écrivain américain

Jeff Vandermeer escriptor estatunidenc

Jeff VanderMeer escritor estadounidense

Jeff VanderMeer scriitor american

Jeff VanderMeer scrittore e editore statunitense

Jeff VanderMeer US-amerikanischer Autor

Jeff VanderMeer yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Meer, Jeff van der 1968-

Meer, Jeff vander 1968-

Van der Meer, Jeff

Van der Meer, Jeff 1968-

VandeerMeer, Jeff.

Vander Meer, Jeff 1968-

VanderMeer, Jeffrey Scott 1968-

Джеф Вандърмиър американски писател

Джефф Вандермеєр

جف واندرمر

جيف فاندرمير كاتب أمريكي

밴더미어, 제프 1968-

제프 밴더미어 미국의 소설가, 작가

ヴァンダミア, ジェフ