We talk to the editors of one very, very big book
Ann VanderMeer photographed by Dana Martin and Jeff VanderMeer photographed by Kyle Cassidy.
“Don’t drop it on your foot,” says Ann Vandermeer cheerfully from the home she shares with husband Jeff Vandermeer in Florida. She’s not kidding. In front of me is a slab of science fiction, The Big Book of Science Fiction, a collection that covers the medium in breathtaking diversity—but at 1,200 pages, the anthology also weighs more than three pounds. It has taken years of their lives to edit and this week, it hits bookstore shelves.
It’s also ...