Jeff VanderMeer

1 Annihilation

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Horror  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-02-04
Description :  <b>The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson).</b><br /><br />Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In <i>Annihilation</i>, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition.<br /> The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.<br /> They arrive 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.

2 Authority

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Horror 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach. Following the tumultuous twelfth expedition chronicled in <i>Annihilation</i>, the agency is in complete disarray. <br /> John Rodrigues (aka "Control") is the Southern Reach's newly appointed head. Working with a distrustful but desperate team, a series of frustrating interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, Control begins to penetrate the secrets of Area X. But with each discovery he must confront disturbing truths about himself and the agency he's pledged to serve. <br /> In <i>Authority</i>, the second volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Area X's most disturbing questions are answered . . . but the answers are far from reassuring.

3 Acceptance

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Horror  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-09-02
Description :  It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it--the Southern Reach--has collapsed on itself in confusion. Now one last, desperate team crosses the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they've been seeking. If they fail, the outer world is in peril.<br /><br />Meanwhile, <i>Acceptance</i> tunnels ever deeper into the circumstances surrounding the creation of Area X--what initiated this unnatural upheaval? Among the many who have tried, who has gotten close to understanding Area X--and who may have been corrupted by it?<br /><br />In this last installment of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may be solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound--or terrifying.

4 Halo: Evolutions

Author : Tobias S. Buckell, Brian Evenson, Kevin Grace, Jonathan Goff, Tessa Kum, Robt McLees, Frank O'Connor, Eric Raab, Karen Traviss, Jeff VanderMeer, Eric Nylund & Fred Van Lente
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-11-24
Description :  When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, they never dreamed what dangers they would encounter there. When the alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared holy war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost—but, millions of heroes rose to the challenge. In such a far-reaching conflict, not many of the stories of these heroes, both human and alien, have a chance to become legend. This collection holds eleven stories that dive into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also those who vowed to wipe humanity out of existence.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

5 Borne

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-04-25
Description :  <b>Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>The Huffington Post</i>, <i>Book Riot</i>, <i>Chicago Reader</i>, <i>The Week</i>, and <i>Publishers Weekly.</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>“Am I a person?” Borne asked me.</i></b><br /><i><b>“Yes, you are a person,” I told him. “But like a person, you can be a weapon, too.”</b></i><br /><br />In <i>Borne</i>, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company—a biotech firm now derelict—and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech.<br /><br />One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump—plant or animal?—but exudes a strange charisma. Borne reminds Rachel of the marine life from the island nation of her birth, now lost to rising seas. There is an attachment she resents: in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet, against her instincts—and definitely against Wick’s wishes—Rachel keeps Borne. She cannot help herself. Borne, learning to speak, learning about the world, is <i>fun</i> to be with, and in a world so broken that innocence is a precious thing. For Borne makes Rachel see beauty in the desolation around her. She begins to feel a protectiveness she can ill afford. <br /><br /><i>“He was </i>born<i>, but I had </i>borne<i> him.</i><i>”</i><br /><br />But as Borne grows, he begins to threaten the balance of power in the city and to put the security of her sanctuary with Wick at risk. For the Company, it seems, may not be truly dead, and new enemies are creeping in. What Borne will lay bare to Rachel as he changes is how precarious her existence has been, and how dependent on subterfuge and secrets. In the aftermath, nothing may ever be the same.

6 Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Author : Thomas Ligotti & Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-10-06
Description :  <b>Two terrifying classics by “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” (<i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>)</b><br />&#xa0;<br />Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection,&#xa0;<i>Songs of a Dead Dreamer</i>, and his second,&#xa0;<i>Grimscribe</i>, permanently inscribed a new name in the pantheon of horror fiction.&#xa0;&#xa0;Influenced by the strange terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti eschews cheap, gory thrills for his own brand of horror, which shocks at the deepest, existential, levels.<br /><br />Ligotti’s stories take on decaying cities and lurid dreamscapes in a style ranging from rich, ornamental prose to cold, clinical detachment. His raw and experimental work lays bare the unimportance of our world and the sickening madness of the human condition. Like the greatest writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness of the abyss below.<br /><br />For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500&#xa0;titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the&#xa0;series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date&#xa0;translations by award-winning translators.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

7 The Steampunk Bible

Author : Jeff VanderMeer & S. J. Chambers
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  Steampunk -- a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture -- is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.

8 The Strange Bird

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-08-01
Description :  <b><i>The Strange Bird</i>—from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novelist Jeff VanderMeer—is a novella-length digital original that expands and weaves deeply into the world of his “thorough marvel”* of a novel, <i>Borne</i>.</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />With <i>The Strange Bird, </i>Jeff VanderMeer has done more than add another layer, a new chapter, to his celebrated novel <i>Borne</i>. He has created a whole new perspective on the world inhabited by Rachel and Wick, the Magician, Mord, and Borne—a view from above, of course, but also a view from deep inside the mind of a new kind of creature who will fight and suffer and live for the tenuous future of this world.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Borne</i></b><br /><br /><i>*</i>“Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with <i>Borne</i> he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it's a thorough marvel.” —Colson Whitehead<br /><br />“VanderMeer is that rare novelist who turns to nonhumans not to make them approximate us as much as possible but to make such approximation impossible. All of this is magnified a hundredfold in <i>Borne </i>. . . Here is the story about biotech that VanderMeer wants to tell, a vision of the nonhuman not as one fixed thing, one fixed destiny, but as either peaceful or catastrophic, by our side or out on a rampage as our behavior dictates—for these are our children, born of us and now to be borne in whatever shape or mess we have created. This coming-of-age story signals that eco-fiction has come of age as well: wilder, more reckless and more breathtaking than previously thought, a wager and a promise that what emerges from the twenty-first century will be as good as any from the twentieth, or the nineteenth.” —Wai Chee Dimock, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>

9 The Time Traveler's Almanac

Author : Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2014-03-18
Description :  <i>The Time Traveler's Almanac</i> 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.<br /><br />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").<br />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. <i>The Time Traveler's Almanac</i> is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in <i>your</i> life.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

10 The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

Author : Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Josh Billings & Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-03-17
Description :  <b>A hilarious spoof on the classic country-house murder mystery, from the Russian masters of sci-fi—never before translated</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at the remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He’s there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But he hadn’t counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses. And as the chalet fills up, strange things start happening—things that seem to indicate the presence of another, unseen guest. Is there a ghost on the premises? A prankster? Something more sinister? And then an avalanche blocks the mountain pass, and they’re stuck.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Which is just about when they find the corpse. Meaning that Glebksy’s vacation is over and he’s embarked on the most unusual investigation he’s ever been involved with. In fact, the further he looks into it, the more Glebsky realizes that the victim may not even be human.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In this late novel from the legendary Russian sci-fi duo—here in its first-ever English translation—the Strugatskys gleefully upend the plot of many a Hercule Poirot mystery—and the result is much funnier, and much stranger, than anything Agatha Christie ever wrote.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

11 This World Is Full of Monsters

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction  Horror 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-11-08
Description :  An alien invasion comes to one man’s doorstep in the form of a story-creature, followed by death and rebirth in a transformed Earth.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

12 The Third Bear

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-07-15
Description :  “Cunningly crafted stories full of wonder and intelligence. VanderMeer proves again why he is so essential and why everybody should be reading him.”<br /><b>—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao</i></b><br /><br />Featuring “The Situation,” a story set in the universe of VanderMeer’s bestseller, <i>Borne</i>.<br /><br />Compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy) continues to amaze with this surreal, innovative, and absurdist gathering of award-winning short fiction. Exotic beasts and improbable travelers roam restlessly through these darkly diverting and finely honed tales.<br /><br />In “The Situation,” a beleaguered office worker creates a child-swallowing manta-ray to be used for educational purposes (once described as Dilbert meets Gormenghast). In “Three Days in a Border Town,” a sharpshooter seeks the truth about her husband in an elusive floating city beyond a far-future horizon; “Errata” follows an oddly familiar writer who has marshaled a penguin, a shaman, and two pearl-handled pistols with which to plot the end of the world. Also included are two stories original to this collection, including “The Quickening,” in which a lonely child is torn between familial obligation and loyalty to a maligned talking rabbit.<br /><br />Chimerical and hypnotic, VanderMeer leads readers into a new literature of the imagination.

13 Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine

Author : Catherynne M. Valente, Jeff VanderMeer, Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Caitlín R. Kiernan & Sarah Monette
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fantasy  Short Stories 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-12-05
Description :  Step into a world of wonder, epiphany, and danger. From the return of old gods to the adventures of the last dragon on Earth, from quantum physics to manticores trained for the circus, this unique anthology takes readers on journeys to realms both distant and oddly familiar. . .<br /><br /> Selected from the critically-acclaimed online magazine Clarkesworld, Realms collects the work of 24 visionary writers of short fiction, including such World Fantasy, Philip K. Dick, Tiptree, Hugo, and Campbell Award winners and finalists as Jay Lake, Jeff VanderMeer, Elizabeth Bear, Catherynne M. Valente, Caitlin Kiernan, Ian Watson, Sarah Monette, and Holly Phillips — and amazing stories from up-and-comers like Ekaterina Sedia, Cat Rambo, Barth Anderson, and many more!

14 The Steampunk User's Manual

Author : Jeff VanderMeer & Desirina Boskovich
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-10-07
Description :  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, <i>The Steampunk User’s Manual </i>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.

15 The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe

Author : D. G. Compton & Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-07-05
Description :  Katherine Mortenhoe lives in a near future very similar to the present day. Only in her time, dying from anything but old age is unheard of; death has been cured. So when Katherine is diagnosed with a terminal brain disease brought on by an inability to process an ever increasing volume of sensory input, she immediately becomes a celebrity to the “pain-starved public.” But Katherine rejects her tragic role: She&#xa0;will not agree to be the star of a Human Destiny TV show, her last days will not be documented or broadcast. What she doesn’t realize is that from the moment of diagnosis she’s been watched, not only by television producers but by a new kind of program host, a man with a camera behind his unsleeping eyes.<br /><br />Like Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, Kazuo Ishiguro’s <i>Never Let Me Go</i>, and the television series <i>Black Mirror</i>, <i>The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe</i> is a thrilling psychological drama that is as wise about human nature as it is about the nature of technology.

16 Trilogía Southern Reach (pack)

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2014-11-06
Description :  <i>Trilogía Southern Reach</i>, una serie que crea un mundo como nunca has imaginado y que nos enfrenta al extraño que se esconde dentro de nosotros mismos. En un futuro no determinado, el Área X es un lugar remoto y escondido declarado zona de desastre ambiental desde hace décadas. La naturaleza salvaje ha conquistado el lugar y su acceso está prohibido. La agencia estatal Southern Reach ha enviado diversas expediciones pero casi siempre han fracasado: todos los miembros de una expedición se suicidaron; otros enloquecieron y acabaron matándose entre sí, y los integrantes de la última expedición regresaron convertidos en sombras de lo que un día fueron. ¿Conseguirá la agencia estatal resolver el enigma del Área X?<br /><br />Una serie que ha sido calificada de “inquietante” (<i>The New York Times</i>), “apasionante” (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>) y “adictiva” (<i>BookPage</i>).<br /><br />«Southern Reach es la respuesta en ciencia ficción a las trilogías de Millenium o incluso a <i>50 sombras de Grey</i>», Jesús Rocamora, <i>El Confidencial</i>.<br /><br />«Verdaderamente fascinante», <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>.<br /><br />«Me encanta. Inquietante y fascinante», Stephen King.

17 Booklife

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Writing  Books  Reference  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement  Professional & Technical  Education  Language Arts & Disciplines 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-15
Description :  The world has changed, and with it the craft of writing. In addition to the difficulties of putting pen to paper, authors must now contend with a slew of new media. This has forever altered the relationship between writers and their readers, their publishers, and their work. In an era when authors are expected to do more and more to promote their own work, <i>Booklife</i> steers readers through the bewildering options:<br /><br /> -What should authors avoid doing on the Internet?<br /><br /> -How does the new paradigm affect authors, readers, and the fundamentals of book publication?<br /><br /> -What’s the difference between letting Internet tools use you and having a strategic plan?<br /><br /> -How do authors protect their creativity while still advancing their careers?<br /><br /> -How do you filter out white noise and find the peace of mind to do good work?<br /><br />Award-winning author, editor, and Web-entrepreneur Jeff VanderMeer shares his twenty-five years of experience to reveal how writers can go about:<br /><br /> -Using new media: blogs, <i>Facebook</i>, <i>Twitter</i>, <i>MySpace</i>, <i>YouTube</i>, podcasts, and IM<br /><br /> -Effectively networking in the modern era (why it’s not all about you)<br /><br /> -Understanding the lifecycle of a book and your role in the publication process<br /><br /> -Finding balance between your public and private lives and personas<br /><br /> -Creating a brand and identity tied to your strengths and your writing<br /><br /> -Working with your publisher: editors, publicists, marketing, and sales<br /><br /> -Taking the long view: establishing short- and long-term professional goals<br /><br /> -Getting through rejection and understanding the importance of persistence<br /><br /> -Enjoying and enhancing your creative process and more

18 Aniquilación

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-05-20
Description :  En un futuro no determinado, el Área X es un lugar remoto y escondido declarado zona de desastre ambiental desde hace décadas. La naturaleza salvaje ha conquistado el lugar y su acceso está prohibido. La agencia estatal Southern Reach ha enviado diversas expediciones pero casi siempre han fracasado: todos los miembros de una expedición se suicidaron; otros enloquecieron y acabaron matándose entre sí, y los integrantes de la última expedición regresaron convertidos en sombras de lo que un día fueron. Ésta es la expedición número doce. El grupo está compuesto por cuatro mujeres: una antropóloga, una topógrafa, una psicóloga y la narradora, una bióloga. Su misión es cartografiar el terreno y recolectar muestras, anotar todas sus observaciones tanto de su entorno como de sus compañeras. Pronto descubren una gran anomalía geográfica y formas de vida más allá de todo entendimiento. Mientras se enfrentan a una naturaleza tan bella como claustrofóbica, el pasado y los secretos con los que cruzaron la frontera se vuelven cada vez más amenazantes. Aniquilación es el primer volumen de la Trilogía Southern Reach, una serie que crea un mundo como nunca has imaginado y que nos enfrenta al extraño que se esconde dentro de nosotros mismos.

19 Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded

Author : Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Fantasy  Short Stories 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-11-15
Description :  Gentle Readers, after the outraged letters following our first volume, I would be remiss not to warn you. The handsome tome of classic and original fiction, nonfiction, and illustrations is perhaps even more shocking than its predecessor. And yet, I see that your curiosity is piqued, so....<br /><br />Enter the Scintillating Clockpunk Gear-o-Torium: Herein dwell the breathless adventures that you secretly seek. Gaze upon the rebellious Mecha-Ostrich, the seductive Steam Dancer, the intrepid Mssrs. Balfour and Meriwether, and the hithertofore undefeated Cast-Iron Kid.<br /><br />Experience the Delights of the Chrononaut Odditorium: An esteemed panel of self-appointed experts, under pain of ridicule, will reveal Top Secret Historical Enticements. Be dazzled by the first English translation of the quintessential Steampunk story “Flying Fish Prometheus” by Vilhelm Bergsøe.<br /><br />Oooh and Ahhh at the Subculture Contraptor Lounge: Authoress of the Parasol Protectorate Gail Carriger gaily holds forth on the fashionable subjects of fashion, fiction, and more. The Steampunk Workshop founder Jake von Slatt’s “Steampunk Manifesto” shares his musings amusing and profound on the future of Steam.<br /><br />Look Upon Our Brass-Plated Wonders: From the rough streets of modern-day Manchester, world-famous adventurer John Coulthart provides the near-tactile visual experience of this elaborative tome. He is joined by the likes of the artistes Secret Agent Ramona Szczerba (a.k.a. Winona Cookie) and Lovereaftian maestro Eric Orchard.<br /><br />Meet the Masterminds: Editors Extraordinaire Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, the well-known literary vagabonds and mesmerists, do fully guarantee your satisfaction. However, the publisher does regret that the VanderMeers have become mysteriously unavailable to respond to any grievances.<br /><br />It’s Steampunk—and it’s reloaded.

20 Ghost Dancing with Manco Tupac

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-02-21
Description :  The last living descendent of the Incas, on his deathbed, tells a reporter the story of how he led a Spanish Conquistador, to a lost city of Incan gold. Now the question is: that man was or not Pizzarro?<br /><br /> A tale beautifully soaked in legend, myth and history.<br /><br /> JEFF VANDERMEER<br /><br /> Jeff VanDerMeer, World Fantasy Award winner, is a full time fantasy best seller author. You can also read his essays and reviews for The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and many others.<br /><br /> <b>Lunghezza: </b>+/- 46k caratteri (10.250 parole)

21 The Weird

Author : Jeff VanderMeer & Ann VanderMeer
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2012-01-24
Description :  From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form <i>The Weird</i>, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. <br /><br />Exotic and esoteric, <i>The Weird </i>plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won't find any elves or wizards here...but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled. <br /><i>The Weird </i>features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.<br /><br /><b><i>The Weird</i> is the winner of the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology</b><br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

22 Wonderbook

Author : Jeff VanderMeer & Jeremy Zerfoss
Genre :  Writing  Books  Reference 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-10-15
Description :  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, <i>Wonderbook</i> energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, <i>Wonderbook</i> 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.<br /><br />Praise for <i>Wonderbook: </i><br /><br />“Jammed with storytelling wisdom.” —<i>Fast Company</i>’s <i>Co.Create</i> blog<br /><br />“This is the kind of book you leave sitting out for all to see . . . and the kind of book you will find yourself picking up again and again.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> online<br /><br />“If you’re looking for a handy guide to not just crafting imaginative fiction like sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, but to writing in general, be sure to pick up a copy of <i>Steampunk Bible</i> author Jeff Vandermeer’s lovingly compiled <i>Wonderbook</i>."&#xa0; —Flavorwire<br /><br />“Jeff Vandermeer and Jeremy Zerfoss have created a kaleidoscopically rich and beautiful book about fiction writing.”&#xa0; —<i>Star Tribune</i><br /><br />“Because it is so layered and filled with text, tips, and links to online extras, this book can be read again and again by both those who want to learn the craft of writing and those interested in the process of others.” —<i>Library Journal</i>

23 Moderan

Author : David R. Bunch & Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Short Stories  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Release Date :  2018-08-14
Description :  <b>A collection of chilling and prescient stories about ecological apocalypse, artificial intelligence, and the merging of human and machine in an effort to survive.<br /><br /></b>Welcome to Moderan, world of the future. Here perpetual war is waged by furious masters fighting from Strongholds well stocked with “arsenals of fear,” earth is covered with vast sheets of plastic, and humans vie to replace more and more of their own “soft parts” with steel machinery. What need is there for nature when trees and flowers can be pushed up through holes in the plastic? Who requires human companionship when new-metal mistresses can be ordered from the shop? But even a Stronghold master can doubt the catechism of Moderan. Wanderers, poets, and his own children pay visits, proving that another world is possible.<br /><br />“The effect is as if Whitman and Nietzsche had collaborated,” Brian Aldiss wrote of David R. Bunch’s stories. Originally published in science-fiction magazines in the 1960s and ’70s and passionately sought by collectors, the stories have not been available in a single volume for nearly fifty years, and this new edition of <i>Moderan</i> will include ten previously-uncollected stories. Like Anthony Burgess in <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>, and borrowing from the Bible and the language of advertising, Bunch coined a mind-bending new vocabulary. His intent was not to divert readers from the horrors of modernity but to make them face it squarely.

24 Aniquilação

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-07-21
Description :  O livro que deu origem ao filme da Netflix.<br /><br /> A Área X está isolada do restante do mundo há décadas, e a natureza tomou para si os últimos vestígios da presença humana. Uma primeira expedição de reconhecimento voltou de lá relatando uma terra intocada, um paraíso edênico; a segunda terminou em suicídio em massa; a terceira, em um tiroteio dentro do próprio grupo. Até que os membros da décima primeira expedição retornaram como meras sombras do que eram antes e, após algumas semanas, morreram de câncer. Em Aniquilação, primeiro volume da trilogia Comando Sul, o leitor se junta à décima segunda expedição.<br /><br /> O novo grupo é formado por quatro mulheres: uma antropóloga, uma topógrafa, uma psicóloga — líder da missão — e uma bióloga, a narradora do livro. Seus objetivos são mapear o terreno, identificar todas as mudanças ambientais, monitorar as relações entre elas próprias e, acima de tudo, não se contaminarem.<br /><br /> As mulheres atravessam a fronteira esperando o inesperado... e é exatamente isso o que encontram. Mas o que de fato vai definir os rumos da expedição não é o que está lá, e sim o que elas trazem consigo desde o outro lado da fronteira e os segredos que guardam umas das outras.

25 Logorrhea

Author : John Klima, Jeff VanderMeer, Elizabeth Hand, Michael Moorcock & Liz Williams
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2007-05-01
Description :  For most of us, these prizewinning spelling bee words would be difficult to pronounce, let alone spell. We asked twenty-one of today’s most talented and inventive writers to go even further and pen an original tale inspired by one of dozens of obscure and fascinating championship words. The result is <i>Logorrhea</i>—a veritable dictionary of the weird, the fantastic, the haunting, and the indefinable that will have you spellbound from the very first page.<br /><br />Including twenty-one stories and the inscrutable words that inspired them:<br /><br /><b>Chiaroscuro:</b> “The Chiaroscurist” by Hal Duncan<br /> <b>Lyceum:</b> “Lyceum” by Liz Williams<br /> <b>Vivisepulture:</b> “Vivisepulture” by David Prill<br /> <b>Eczema:</b> “Eczema” by Clare Dudman<br /> <b>Sacrilege, Semaphore:</b> “Semaphore” by Alex Irvine<br /> <b>Smaragdine:</b> “The Smaragdine Knot” by Marly Youmans<br /> <b>Insouciant:</b> “A Portrait in Ivory” by Michael Moorcock<br /> <b>Cambist:</b> “The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics” by Daniel Abraham<br /> <b>Logorrhea:</b> “Logorrhea” by Michelle Richmond<br /> <b>Pococurante:</b> “Pococurante” by Anna Tambour<br /> <b>Autochthonous:</b> “From Around Here” by Tim Pratt<br /> <b>Vignette:</b> “Vignette” by Elizabeth Hand<br /> <b>Sycophant:</b> “Plight of the Sycophant” by Alan DeNiro<br /> <b>Elegiacal:</b> “The Last Elegy” by Matthew Cheney<br /> <b>Eudaemonic:</b> “Eudaemonic” by Jay Caselberg<br /> <b>Macerate:</b> “Softer” by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /> <b>Transept:</b> “Crossing the Seven” by Jay Lake<br /> <b>Psoriasis:</b> “Tsuris” by Leslie What<br /> <b>Euonym:</b> “The Euonymist” by Neil Williamson<br /> <b>Dulcimer:</b> “Singing of Mount Abora” by Theodora Goss<br /> <b>Appoggiatura:</b> “Appoggiatura” by Jeff VanderMeer

26 The Big Book of Science Fiction

Author : Jeff VanderMeer & Ann VanderMeer
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Science Fiction & Literature  High Tech  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2016-07-12
Description :  Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and <i>FUTURE!</i><br />&#xa0;<br />What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 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. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time.<br />&#xa0;<br /><i>Including</i>: <br />· Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin!<br />·&#xa0;An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois!<br />·&#xa0;The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years!<br />·&#xa0;A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin!<br /><br /><i>Plus:</i><br />· Aliens!<br />·&#xa0;Space battles!<br />·&#xa0;Robots!<br />·&#xa0;Technology gone wrong!<br />·&#xa0;Technology gone right!

27 Autoridad

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-09-09
Description :  Durante treinta años, el único contacto humano con el Área X, una zona donde una naturaleza malvada ha acabado aparentemente con toda forma de vida humana, han sido las&#xa0;expediciones enviadas por la agencia estatal Southern Reach. Después del fracaso de la&#xa0;expedición número 12, narrada en la primera parte de la trilogía, Aniquilación, la agencia&#xa0;se encuentra sumida en el caos.John Rodriguez ha sido nombrado nuevo director de la agencia. Con la única ayuda&#xa0;de un equipo en el que no puede confi ar, Rodriguez debe desentrañar qué sucedió en la&#xa0;última expedición. Pero a medida que resuelve los enigmas que rodean el Área X, Rodriguez&#xa0;se ve enfrentado también a su propia verdad y a la de la agencia que dirige. Y las&#xa0;consecuencias de todo ello pueden ir mucho más lejos de lo que imagina.Un fenómeno internacional llamado a convertirse en la nueva trilogía de culto.

28 Borne

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Horror 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-04-25
Description :  Rachel guberálásból él a jövő egy porig rombolt, névtelen városában. Az egyik nap egy furcsa teremtményt talál Mord, a gigantikus zsarnoki medve bundáján, aki egykoron a Vállalat nevű biotech cég folyosóin nevelkedett, majd a rajta végzett kísérletek után megnőtt, a kínzások eredményeként pedig megőrült és elszabadult. Azóta rettegésben tartja a várost, de ugyanakkor élelemmel is ellátja a bujkáló lakókat.<br /> Rachel a teremtményt Borne-nak nevezi el, aki először semmire se hasonlít – egy kis zöld dudor csupán, ami akár a Vállalattól is eredhet. A Vállalatról pedig azt pletykálják, hogy habár jelentős károkat szenvedett el, de mindmáig létrehoz furcsa lényeket, és olyan távoli helyekre küldi őket, ahova még nem ért el a pusztulás.<br /> Rachel és Borne között különösen szoros kapcsolat alakul ki, de ebben a világban minden kötelék csapda, és bármilyen gyengeség könnyen megölheti az embert. A lány hazaviszi a teremtményt a földalatti menedékébe, és a drogokkal kereskedő szeretőjét, Wicket is sikerül meggyőznie, hogy fogadják be a titokzatos jövevényt. De ebben a furcsa háromszögben mindenkinek titkai vannak, és amit Rachel a Vállalat épületének elfeledett mélységében talál, az mindent és mindenkit örökre megváltoztat.<br /> Jeff VanderMeer a lenyűgöző Déli Végek-trilógia után egy olyan, a műfajt még jobban feje tetejére állító regénnyel jelentkezik, ahol sem a múlt, sem a jelen, sem a jövő nem az, aminek látszik. A <i>Borne</i> az év egyik legeredetibb regénye, amely szerzőjét végérvényesen teszi korunk egyik legfontosabb sci-fi írójává.

29 Autoridade

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-08-12
Description :  A sequência de Aniquilação, que originou o filme da Netflix.<br /><br /> Por décadas, o único vínculo humano com a Área X — um lugar cercado por uma fronteira invisível, misteriosamente sem vestígios de civilização — foram as expedições monitoradas pelo Comando Sul, uma agência secreta do governo. Após a tumultuada décima segunda expedição, narrada em Aniquilação, a agência acaba imersa em um completo caos. John Rodriguez, conhecido como Controle, é então nomeado diretor.&#xa0;<br /> Apesar dos funcionários desconfiados e desesperados da agência, da frustração dos interrogatórios e anotações que parecem não levar a lugar algum e das horas e horas de registros em vídeo a pesquisar, Controle começa a desvelar os segredos da Área X. Mas, a cada descoberta, ele precisará confrontar verdades perturbadoras sobre si mesmo e sobre a organização para a qual se comprometeu a trabalhar. Em Autoridade, segundo livro da trilogia Comando Sul, as perguntas mais inquietantes sobre a Área X são respondidas. Mas o que se descobre está longe de ser reconfortante...<br /> Jeff VanderMeer surpreende mais uma vez com uma obra impossível de parar de ler. Uma narrativa tensa, que mescla com maestria terror e ficção científica.

30 Autorità

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-06-01
Description :  «La <i>Trilogia dell'Area X</i> somiglia a<i> Lost</i> ma anche a <i>Hunger Games </i>e Philip K. Dick: si legge come si guardano le serie Tv, per abbuffate e senza riuscire a staccarsi».<br /> <b>«Vanity Fair»<br /><br /></b> «Da un certo punto di vista la vera Area X è l'immaginazione di VanderMeer: grande, strana e scatenata».<br /> <b>«The New Yorker»<br /><br /></b> ***<br /><br /> Se non avete mai sentito parlare dell'Area X è merito della Southern Reach. Da trent'anni un fenomeno dall'origine sconosciuta sta alterando l'ecosistema costiero di un territorio nel Sud degli Stati Uniti. Cosa (o chi...) ha generato l'Area X, cosa avviene all'interno del confine impenetrabile che la divide dal resto del mondo, quale destino attende chi decide di esplorarla? Sono domande a cui, da trent'anni, tenta di rispondere la Southern Reach, un'agenzia governativa segreta incaricata di studiare il fenomeno. Senza risultati, almeno finora. Alla Southern Reach c'è un nuovo direttore: John Rodriguez, anche se tutti lo chiamano Controllo. Eppure quello che sembra mancargli è proprio il controllo sulle cose. A cominciare dalla struttura che è stato chiamato a dirigere, dove tutti perseguono i loro scopi, tanto segreti quanto personali. La sua vice, per esempio, ancora legata alla direttrice precedente e forse a conoscenza dei veri motivi che hanno spinto l'ex capa a prendere parte alla dodicesima missione nelle vesti della psicologa. O i membri della sezione scientifica con i loro terribili e pericolosi esperimenti con i conigli. O Whitby che sembra sapere troppe cose per un semplice «tuttofare». A Controllo basterà poco per capire che i misteri della Southern Reach sono altrettanto numerosi e pericolosi di quelli dell'Area X. Qual è il vero scopo della Southern Reach? Chi la comanda? A quale autorità risponde? E chi ha messo lí Controllo? Per rispondere a queste domande, Controllo potrà contare su un unico, imprevisto alleato. Lo capisce appena la guarda negli occhi, nella sala degli interrogatori dove l'hanno portata appena è ricomparsa al di qua del confine: la biologa è tornata.

31 Annientamento

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-03-17
Description :  «Inquietante e affascinante».<br /><br /> <b>Stephen King</b><br /><br /> ***<br /><br /> Per trent'anni l'Area X - un territorio dove un fenomeno in costante espansione e dall'origine sconosciuta altera le leggi fisiche, trasforma gli animali, le piante, sembra manipolare lo stesso scorrere del tempo - è rimasta tagliata fuori dal resto del mondo. La Southern Reach, l'agenzia governativa incaricata di indagarne gli enigmi e nasconderla all'opinione pubblica, ha inviato numerose missioni esplorative. Nessuna però è mai tornata davvero dall'Area X: chi, inspiegabilmente, ricompariva al di qua del confine era condannato a un destino peggiore della morte.Questa volta, però, sarà diverso: la dodicesima missione è composta unicamente da donne.Quattro donne che non conoscono nulla l'una dell'altra, nemmeno il nome - sono indicate con la funzione che svolgono: l'antropologa, la topografa, la psicologa e la biologa - accettano di partecipare a un viaggio che assomiglia molto a un suicidio. Cosa le ha spinte a imbarcarsi in una missione tanto pericolosa? La biologa spera di ritrovare il marito, uno dei membri dispersi della spedizione precedente. Ma forse cerca anche di fuggire dai suoi fantasmi. E le altre? Cosa nasconde la psicologa, ambigua leader del gruppo? Quando le quattro esploratrici incappano in una strana costruzione mai segnalata da nessuna mappa, capiranno che fino a quel momento i disturbanti misteri dell'Area X erano stati appena sfiorati.Jeff VanderMeer ha costruito un mondo in cui l'avventura, il fantastico, l'ignoto sono le coordinate per indagare il più alieno dei pianeti: la psiche umana.

32 Aceptación

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-11-06
Description :  Control, el director de la agencia estatal Southern Reach, se dirige al Área X. Está convencido de que si descubre cuál es el misterio que se esconde más allá de sus fronteras podrá evitar que su naturaleza amenazante se propague. Pero una vez allí todas sus convicciones se desmontan. En pleno invierno y sin ninguna certeza a la que aferrarse, deberá remontarse hasta los orígenes del Área X y aquellos que la han habitado para resolver el enigma. Aceptación es la última entrega de la trilogía Southern Reach, una serie que ha sido calificada de “inquietante” (The New York Times), “apasionante” (Los Angeles Times) y “adictiva” (BookPage). «Southern Reach es la respuesta en ciencia ficción a las trilogías de Millenium o incluso a 50 sombras de Grey», Jesús Rocamora, El Confidencial. «Verdaderamente fascinante», Entertainment Weekly. «Me encanta. Inquietante y fascinante», Stephen King.

33 Así empezó todo

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-09
Description :  <b>«—¿Quieres un conejo?»</b><br /><br />Rachel tiene doce años y vive con su tía Etta en Florida, en medio de una plantación de naranjos, desde que sus padres murieron. Sus vidas dan un vuelco el día que un misterioso hombre le regala a Rachel un conejito blanco... que habla. La tía Etta, al descubrirlo, empieza a buscar la manera de sacarle partido, sin saber que eso, precisamente, será el principio del fin.<br /><br /><b>Un cuento inquietante, tierno y atroz, del autor de la trilogía Southern Reach</b>

34 The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

Author : Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-07-12
Description :  “Some of the most interesting fantasist-fabulists writing today.”<br />—Los Angeles Times<br /><br />“A science-fiction symphony of strangeness....The Cabinet of Curiosities will give you a good jolt of wonder.”<br />—Gainesville Times<br /><br />You’ll be astonished by what you’ll find in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. Editors Ann and Jeff Vandermeer have gathered together a spectacular array of exhibits, oddities, images, and stories by some of the most renowned and bestselling writers and artists in speculative and graphic fiction, including Ted Chiang, Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy), China Miéville, and Michael Moorcock. A spectacularly illustrated anthology of Victorian steampunk devices and the stories behind them, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities is a boldly original, enthrallingly imaginative, and endlessly entertaining entry into a hidden world of weird science and unnatural nature that will appeal equally to fantasy lovers and graphic novel aficionados.<br />

35 Veniss Underground

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2005-09-27
Description :  In his debut novel, literary alchemist Jeff VanderMeer takes us on an unforgettable journey, a triumph of the imagination that reveals the magical and mysterious city of Veniss through three intertwined voices. First, Nicholas, a would-be Living Artist, seeks to escape his demons in the shadowy underground–but in doing so makes a deal with the devil himself. In her fevered search for him, his twin sister, Nicola, spins her own unusual and hypnotic tale as she discovers the hidden secrets of the city. And finally, haunted by Nicola’s sudden, mysterious disappearance and gripped by despair, Shadrach, Nicola’s lover, embarks on a mythic journey to the nightmarish levels deep beneath the surface of the city to bring his love back to light. There he will find wonders beyond imagining…and horrors greater than the heart can bear. <br /><br />By turns beautiful, horrifying, delicate, and powerful, <i>Veniss Underground</i> explores the limits of love, memory, and obsession in a landscape that defies the boundaries of the imagination. This special edition includes the short stories “The Sea, Mendeho, and Moonlight”; “Detectives and Cadavers”; and “A Heart for Lucretia” and the novella Balzac’s War, offering a complete tour of the fantastic world of Veniss.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

36 Errata

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2010-07-20
Description :  Perhaps "Errata" is a metafictional narrative about a short story assigned to Jeff VanderMeer (or a fictional version of Jeff VanderMeer) by a now-defunct literary journal (or a fictional version of a now-defunct literary journal) explicitly for the purposes of determining THE FATE OF THE WORLD. Or perhaps it's just a story about a Siberian penguin. It is incumbent upon you, the reader, to decide which stream of reality we are lazily floating along in.<br /><br />The real Jeff VanderMeer's recent books include the acclaimed novels <i>Finch</i> and <i>Shriek: An Afterward.</i> His short fiction has appeared in several Year's Best anthologies and has been shortlisted for <i>Best American Short Stories</i>. VanderMeer has also edited or co-edited several anthologies, including the prestigious <i>Leviathan </i>fiction anthology series, <i>The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric &amp; Discredited Diseases</i>, and the acclaimed <i>Steampunk</i> anthology. He has won the World Fantasy Award twice.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

37 Greensleeves

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Paranormal 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-01-19
Description :  Immagina una donna triste e insicura, una biblioteca di tre piani e un’aquila scolpita nell’eleganza del suo volo in una cupola di vetro. Aggiungi un giullare variopinto e affascinante in cerca di una rana troppo cresciuta - e ti prego, considera che la rana è molto intelligente, sarcastica e intonata - un pugno di senzatetto che vivono stabilmente al primo piano e una serie di oggetti dal comportamento singolare. Porta a ebollizione e assaggia.<br /><br /> Se trovi che ci sia una punta di follia di troppo forse ti è sfuggito qualche dettaglio.<br /><br /> JEFF VANDERMEER<br /><br /> Vincitore di numerosi premi, tra cui il World Fantasy Award (per ben due volte), Jeff VanderMeer è autore di racconti e romanzi fantasy tradotti in più di 15 lingue. Scrive, tra gli altri, per il LA Times, Boing Boing, The Washington Post Book World, Omnivoracious, The New York Times Book Review, The B&amp;N Review.

38 Vite segrete

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2012-02-22
Description :  HANNO DETTO<br /><br /> &#xa0; &#xa0; “Original and tremendous fun” [Damien G. Walter]<br /><br /> &#xa0; &#xa0; “Good, funny, thoughtful stuff!” [John Stevens]<br /><br /> LA STORIA<br /><br /> &#xa0; &#xa0; Cosa succederebbe se ricevessi un francobollo da un Paese sconosciuto, se potessi capire i sussurri della polvere o se avessi un amico invisibile piuttosto taciturno? Ceramisti, assistenti universitari, insegnanti, bibliotecari, imprenditori di successo: una collezione di vite ordinarie con in comune segreti straordinari.<br /><br /> &#xa0; &#xa0; “Mi rivolgo a voi per riuscire a identificare ciò che mi manca e cosa posso fare per trovarlo. Sento il bisogno di qualcosa: chiamatela pure una vita segreta, una vocazione o come meglio vi pare. Ma ne ho davvero bisogno, e credo che voi siate in grado di trovarla per me.”<br /><br /> JEFF VANDERMEER<br /><br /> &#xa0; &#xa0; Jeff VanDerMeer, vincitore del World Fantasy Award, è autore di diversi best seller. Potete leggerlo anche su The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, e molte altre testate.

39 Veniss Soterrada

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-02-01
Description :  En Veniss, una ciudad refugio aislada por los desastres ecológicos, la tecnología conocida como Arte Viviente produce cualquier criatura que sus creadores puedan sonar. Pero Nicholas es un artista sin éxito y, sin equipo ni reconocimiento con el que continuar su carrera, su única esperanza es un misterioso hombre llamado Quin, un genio de la ingeniería genética que habita el lugar más oscuro y tenebroso de la ciudad: Veniss Underground. Sin embargo, su búsqueda pronto se convertir en un descenso más allí de las ultimas fronteras de la civilización, una caída que arrastrar a su hermana y a su mejor amigo a un mundo de degeneración tecnológica y vida descontrolada, a una carrera a través de los infiernos que se extienden al otro lado de Veniss Underground.

40 La Bible Steampunk

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $20.99
Release Date :  2014-02-28
Description :  Dirigeables, corsets, lunettes d’aviateur, savants fous et littérature étrange :<br /><br />guide illustré d’un monde imaginaire<br /> <br />Splendidement illustré, cet ouvrage vous invite à un voyage extraordinaire à la conquête du steampunk, univers alliant science et merveilleux dans un xixe siècle futuriste. Mouvement d’abord littéraire qui compte Jules Verne et H.G. Wells parmi ses illustres pionniers, le steampunk se réinvente sans cesse depuis la révolution industrielle, au sein d’une communauté internationale d’artistes et de créateurs revisitant la grande ère victorienne. Par son abondante iconographie et les nombreuses interventions des personnalités du genre, ce guide indispensable vous fera découvrir la richesse de toute une culture en expansion. Entre châteaux ambulants et dirigeables baroques, plongez dans une histoire revue et corrigée par les adeptes du monde entier, via les romans, le cinéma, les œuvres d’art et les reconstitutions historiques. À la fois enquête, manifeste et Bottin mondain, cette bible explore le passé et le présent du steampunk... pour mieux imaginer son avenir.<br /> <br />« Le passé est un futur qui est déjà arrivé. »<br /><br />Bruce Sterling, coauteur de La Machine à différences

41 Unicestwienie

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-04-29
Description :  "Strefa X rządzi się własnymi, niezrozumiałymi dla ludzi prawami. Jedenaście ekspedycji, które miało ją zbadać, poniosło porażkę. Ich członkowie umierali, popełniali samobójstwa lub zabijali się nawzajem. Dwunastą wyprawę tworzą wyłącznie kobiety. Manipulowane i poddawane hipnozie, zmierzają ku unicestwieniu. Czy Strefa X zawładnie ich umysłami? Jaką tajemnicę kryje to miejsce? Czy bohaterkom uda się ją rozwikłać i przetrwać? Unicestwienie to pierwsza część cyklu Southern Reach, nowej trylogii Jeffa VanderMeera. Obowiązkowa pozycja dla miłośników klasycznej fantastyki – książek Lema, Silverberga i braci Strugackich. Pełna grozy opowieść, która stawia pytania o tożsamość, relacje z innymi i własne ograniczenia. Wyprawa do Strefy X to spotkanie z Nieznanym, które zamienia się w spotkanie z samym sobą. VanderMeer sprawnie łączy klasyczne motywy science fiction w pełną tajemnic, fascynującą całość. Jerzy Rzymowski, redaktor naczelny „Nowej Fantastyki”"

42 Ujarzmienie

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-07-02
Description :  "Nie wierz zmysłom. Strefa X zmienia każdego Szefem Southern Reach – tajnej rządowej agencji, która od ponad trzydziestu lat bada Strefę X – zostaje John Rodriquez, śledczy po przejściach. Rozwikłanie tajemnicy Strefy to jego ostatnia zawodowa szansa. Poczynania nowego dyrektora śledzi apodyktyczny Głos domagający się regularnych telefonicznych raportów. Okazuje się, że nie tylko w Strefie X działają siły zmieniające ludzki umysł. Czy komuś uda się je w końcu ujarzmić? „Ujarzmienie” to druga część bestsellerowej trylogii Jeffa VanderMeera. Literatura grozy i klasyczna fantastyka najwyższej próby. Już pierwszy tom – „Unicestwienie” – został doceniony przez fanów i zyskał entuzjastyczne recenzje krytyków na całym świecie. „VanderMeer po mistrzowsku prowadzi akcję i kieruje losami postaci. Coraz bardziej rozpaczliwa sytuacja bohaterów sprawia, że czytelnik niecierpliwie i z niepokojem będzie oczekiwał na ostatnią część trylogii”. „Publishers Weekly” "

43 Expedíció

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  High Tech  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-11-28
Description :  Az X Térséget a kormányzat már harminc éve környezeti katasztrófa sújtotta övezetnek álcázza, így mostanra az érintetlen és burjánzó vadonnak látszó terület csupa misztikum és rejtély az emberek szemében. A Déli Végek nevű titkos ügynökség ez idő alatt számos expedíciót küldött a hely felderítésére - szinte mindegyik tragikus véget ért. Most indul útnak a tizenkettedik expedíció. A kutatócsoport négy nőből áll: egy antropológusból, egy geodétából, egy pszichológusból és egy biológusból. A küldetésük felderíteni a terepet és mintákat gyűjteni, feljegyezni minden tudományos megfigyelést a környezetrõl és egymásról, valamint mindenek felett elkerülni az X Térség természetfeletti hatását. Az expedíció mindenre felkészülve indul útnak, és hamar megdöbbentõ felfedezéseket tesz - például talál egy megmagyarázhatatlan topográfiai jelenséget és olyan életformákat, amik meghaladják a megértés képességét -, de mégsem ezek, hanem a tagok egymás elől gondosan elrejtett titkai változtatnak meg mindent.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Jeff Vandermeer Déli Végek-trilógiájának az első kötete szépirodalmi magasságokba emelkedő, sodró lendületû, mélyen elgondolkodtató sci-fi, ami az ismeretlennel való szembenézésrõl szól. Mind a világban, mind magunkban legbelül.

44 Kontroll

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  High Tech  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-11-28
Description :  A Déli Végek nevû titkos ügynökség immáron harminc éve küld expedíciókat az X Térségbe, ebbe a távoli és a civilizációtól rejtélyesen elzárt, veszedelmes vidékre, a természetfeletti jelenségek titkainak kiderítése céljából. A tizenkettedik expedíció után azonban a Déli Végek mély válságba kerül, ezért megbízzák John Rodriguezt ? ismertebb nevén Kontrollt ?, hogy állítsa helyre a rendet. Számos kihallgatás, rengeteg titkos dokumentum és közel kétszáz órányi videofelvétel megtekintése után úgy tûnik, mintha feltárulna elõtte az X Térség vészterhes valósága ? ám amit Kontroll megtud, az végzetes lehet számára, ugyanis nemcsak a Déli Végeket illetõen kell szembenéznie a kegyetlen igazsággal, hanem saját magával kapcsolatban is. A Kontroll hajmeresztõ folytatása az Expedíciónak, és a Déli Végek-trilógia befejezését olyan mesteri cselekményszövéssel készíti elõ, amire a sci-fiben rég nem volt példa.

45 Fantomfény

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  High Tech  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-11-28
Description :  Az X Térség támadásba lendült, és felemésztette a kutatására létrehozott ügynökséget, a Déli Végeket. Van, aki ott rekedt, de dolga van odabent. Van, aki visszatér, és van, aki hazatér oda. Van, aki még mindig válaszokat keres, míg mások csak a túlélésre játszanak. Van, aki harcol az ismeretlennel, és olyan is, aki csak megismerni szeretné, ha már megérteni lehetetlen. Az X Térség pedig felfedi történetét és titkait, de azok jelentősége és következményei talán mélyebbek és ijesztőbbek az eddigi bizonytalanságnál. Mert hatással vannak az egész világra – már ha létezik még az eddigi világ, és érdemes egyáltalán félteni azt. Az X Térségben lévőknek személyes szinten is meg kell találniuk a választ: valódi-e egyáltalán a korábbi énjük, és érdemes-e harcolni érte, vagy jobb elfogadni a változást? Jeff VanderMeer Déli Végek-trilógiájának befejező kötete zseniális ötvözete és betetőzése az első két résznek. A cselekményszövés és az elbeszélés különleges módja még hatásosabbá teszi ezt a mesteri, hátborzongató, elgondolkodtató és izgalmas regényt, amely messze túlmutat a sci-fi határain.

46 Ukojenie

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-01-14
Description :  "Trzeci tom bestsellerowej serii „Southern Reach” autorstwa Jeffa VanderMeera Przez trzydzieści lat uczestnicy kolejnych ekspedycji, którzy mieli zbadać Strefę X, zabijali się nawzajem, umierali lub popełniali samobójstwo. Tajemniczy obszar rozszerza się, stanowiąc zagrożenie dla świata zewnętrznego. Czy ostatnia wyprawa, która wyrusza, aby znaleźć zaginionego członka poprzedniej ekspedycji, odkryje w końcu, co tak naprawdę dzieje się w Strefie X? A może rozwiązanie zagadki kryje się w dzienniku Latarnika? Nie wierz zmysłom. Strefa X zmienia każdego „Southern Reach” to niezwykła trylogia, łącząca literaturę grozy i klasyczną fantastykę. Została doceniona przez fanów i krytyków na całym świecie, a prawa do jej ekranizacji kupiła wytwórnia Paramount Pictures."

47 Accettazione

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-10-06
Description :  Dopo che, al termine di <i>Autorità,</i> il confine dell'Area X ha iniziato improvvisamente a espandersi e inghiottire ogni cosa nella sua avanzata, a cominciare dalla sede della Southern Reach, la situazione sulla «costa dimenticata» sta precipitando. Controllo, aiutato dalla misteriosa creatura che ha le fattezze e i ricordi della biologa e si fa chiamare Uccello Fantasma, si inoltra nel cuore dell'Area X, verso il faro da cui ogni cosa sembra essere partita. Sembra che tutti i personaggi della trilogia dell'Area X in qualche momento della loro vita abbiano visitato il faro. Verremo cosí a conoscenza della storia del suo guardiano, un uomo tormentato, con un passato di predicatore e troppi, forse ingiustificati, sensi di colpa, che proprio al faro pare aver riconquistato una qualche forma di pur precaria serenità. Anche grazie all'amicizia di una bambina dei dintorni, Gloria, con cui stabilisce un legame profondo, una relazione che saprà sopravvivere ai cataclismi successivi all'«evento». Ma veramente la Southern Reach è stata creata dopo l'evento che ha generato l'Area X o esisteva da molto, molto prima? E, soprattutto, chi ha innescato il processo che ha dato vita all'Area X e perché? Forse già ora, in qualche angolo del pianeta, un'«anomalia» dall'origine sconosciuta sta alterando la realtà in modi cosí sottili che probabilmente passerebbero inosservati. Oppure, sembra dirci Jeff VanderMeer, l'Area X è già dentro di noi, è un qualche seme gettato nel nostro passato - un silenzio, un rimpianto, un dolore soffocato, un amore mai dimenticato - che cresce e ci altera, ci trasforma in modi che non sempre siamo pronti ad accettare. O, invece, l'Area X è il totalmente altro, qualcosa di cosí lontano dall'esperienza umana da apparire alieno, incomprensibile, terribile anche quando persegue scopi tutt'altro che distruttivi? Non è di risposte che abbiamo bisogno oggi, ma di nuove e piú giuste domande. Con <i>Accettazione </i>VanderMeer porta a compimento il grandioso affresco iniziato con <i>Annientamento</i> e <i>Autorità,</i> una creazione potente e di straordinaria forza immaginativa salutata come il nuovo classico della letteratura fantastica.<br /><br /> ***<br /><br /> «VanderMeer stupisce per la profondità con cui tratta una storia d'amore come se fosse un territorio contaminato dal mistero. L'area X non è solo lo spazio di crisi tra l'umanità e i suoi eccessi, ma è anche il nebuloso territorio della relazione tra un uomo e una donna».<br /><br /> <b>Michela Murgia </b>

48 Αφανισμός

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-12-21
Description :  Μια τετραμελής ομάδα –μια ψυχολόγος, μια βιολόγος, μια ανθρωπολόγος και μια χωρομέτρης– στέλνεται να εξερευνήσει την αποκλεισμένη, μυστηριώδη Περιοχή Χ (είναι η δωδέκατη αποστολή που αναλαμβάνει τούτη την εξερεύνηση). Εκεί, μες στην παρθένα ερημιά, όπου δεν απομένουν παρά μόνο τα χαλάσματα ενός εγκαταλειμμένου χωριού, τα τέσσερα μέλη βρίσκουν έναν μυστηριώδη πύργο βυθισμένο στη γη, που στους τοίχους του ξετυλίγεται μια παράξενη γραφή φτιαγμένη από μύκητες, και στην άλλη άκρη της Περιοχής Χ ένα φάρο με ίχνη, μέσα, ενός τρομερού μακελειού.<br /> Πατώντας στέρεα στη λογοτεχνία του Χ. Φ. Λάβκραφτ και του Τζ. Γκ. Μπάλαρντ, μα και στο <i>Σολάρις</i>, ίσως, του Στάνισλαβ Λεμ, και στην αίσθηση που δίνει μια ταινία όπως το <i>Στάλκερ</i> του Αντρέι Ταρκόφσκι, ο Τζεφ Βάντερμιερ στον <i>Αφανισμό</i> (βραβευμένο με το Βραβείο Nebula το 2014), το πρώτο μυθιστόρημα της Τριλογίας της Νότιας Ζώνης, πλάθει μια εφιαλτική και συνάμα μαγευτική μα εντελώς μοναδική ιστορία επιστημονικής φαντασίας, ένα από εκείνα τα σπάνια βιβλία που εντέλει, και παρά τις όποιες ομοιότητες και αναφορές, στέκουν μόνα τους, δίχως στην πραγματικότητα να έχουν όμοιό τους.

49 Aceitação

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2016-03-24
Description :  O desfecho da série iniciada com Aniquilação, que originou o filme da Netflix.<br /><br /> É inverno na Área X, a misteriosa região selvagem que há trinta anos desafia explicações e repele pesquisadores de expedição após expedição, recusando-se a revelar seus segredos.&#xa0;<br /> Enquanto sua geografia impenetrável se expande, a agência responsável por investigar e supervisionar a região — o Comando Sul — entra em colapso. Uma última e desesperada equipe atravessa a fronteira, determinada a alcançar uma remota ilha que pode conter as respostas que eles tanto procuram. Se falharem, o mundo do lado de fora estará correndo perigo.&#xa0;<br /> Aceitação, o último livro da trilogia, conecta os dois livros anteriores, Aniquilação e Autoridade, em capítulos breves e acelerados, narrados da perspectiva de personagens cruciais. Página após página, os mistérios são aos poucos solucionados, mas as consequências e as implicações dos acontecimentos passados jamais serão menos profundas ou aterrorizantes.

50 Acceptare. Cartea a treia din trilogia Southern Reach

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-08-22
Description :  Cartea a treia din trilogia Southern Reach<br /><br />Divizia Sudică, agenția însărcinată cu investigarea și monitorizarea Zonei X, s-a prăbușit pentru că de treizeci de ani locul acela sfidează orice explicații și respinge toate expedițiile. O ultimă echipă, disperată, formată din Control și Pasăre Rară pornește iarna, încercând să ajungă la o insuliță îndepărtată unde s-ar putea găsi răspunsurile căutate.<br /><br />„Acceptare este simultan o prelucrare excelentă a temei casei bântuite, o relatare profund neliniștitoare despre primul contact cu altă specie, o carte despre moarte, o carte despre obsesie și pierdere, o carte despre experiența terifiantă a întâlnirii unei inteligențe mai mari și mai stranii decât cea umană.“ - The Washington Post



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