Search Results: "Jeff VanderMeer"


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STEAMPUNK by Ann VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Both fans of steampunk and readers for whom it's a foreign concept should find this collection rewarding."
The diversity of the sci-fi subgenre is amply demonstrated in this anthology of previously published stories, which are supported by a handful of new essays. Read full book review >

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AUTHORITY by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Will VanderMeer rally for a grand slam finale? Stay tuned: The last volume is scheduled for September."
After the chills and thrills of Annihilation, published in February 2014, this second volume in VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy—a science fiction/horror hybrid—is an altogether quieter affair. Read full book review >

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ACCEPTANCE by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"We leave knowing more about Area X than we started; we may not understand it any better, but we leave transformed, as do all travelers to that uncanny place."
The concluding installment of the Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, 2014; Authority, 2014) ends where the story began: in a cloud of hallucinatory mystery. Read full book review >

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ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Speculative fiction at its most transfixing."
After their high-risk expedition disintegrates, it's every scientist for herself in this wonderfully creepy blend of horror and science fiction. This is the first volume of the Southern Reach trilogy from VanderMeer (Finch, 2009, etc.); subsequent volumes are scheduled for publication in June and September 2014. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION by Ann VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A necessity for those wishing to broaden their understanding of science fiction as a genre...or just those looking for some darn good stories."
A comprehensive, chronological journey through a century of seminal science fiction, compiled by the editorial team of the VanderMeers (Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A necessary, well-curated anthology that shows the singular political power of speculative fiction."
The feminist superstars of science fiction, fantasy, and horror dismantle and reassemble gender's many implications and iterations in the newest anthology edited by the VanderMeers (The Time Traveler's Almanac, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Superb: a protagonist and a tale sure to please fans of smart, literate fantasy and science fiction."
"Once upon a time there was a piece of biotech that grew and grew until it had its own apartment": an odd, atmospheric, and decidedly dark fable for our time. Read full book review >

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FINCH by Jeff VanderMeer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Only for the faithful; anyone else will find the plot opaque and largely incomprehensible."
The latest in World Fantasy Award-winner Vandermeer's Ambergris cycle (Shriek: An Afterword, 2008, etc.) pits a dogged detective against…just about everyone. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >