jeff vandermeer

  1. Fried Egg

    Jeff VanderMeer, thoughts?

    What do you people think of Jeff VanderMeer? I'd previously read "Finch" and "Shriek: An Afterword" both of which I had enjoyed a lot and now I've just finished "Annihilation", the first part of the "Southern Reach" trilogy and I really enjoyed it: Something has happened to a small pocket of...
  2. Perpetual Man

    Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer

    I just saw this reviewed in the latest SFX magazine and thought it worth a mention for anyone who might be interested. Subtitled 'The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction' it seems to be, as the title suggests a book that is there to help the writer develop the skills needed to...
  3. Anthony G Williams

    Veniss Underground by Jeff VanderMeer

    This review is of the Tor 2004 edition which also includes a novella set in the same world, Balzac's War. It is a first novel by an established short-story writer. Veniss Underground is a dark and grim fantasy set in a dystopian future; one in which Artificial Intelligences had previously...
  4. GOLLUM

    New Vandermeer Publication

    News that Jeff Vandermeer will have a new chapbook The Situation published early 2008 by PS Publishing. The last raise had been a huge leech shaped like a helmet. It was meant to suck all the bad thoughts out of your head. It smelled like bacon, which seemed promising. I had invited Mord and...
  5. GOLLUM

    Why Should I Read Jeff VanderMeer?

    Hi there...:D I keep hearing abuot this author Jeff VanderMeer and how good he is from members like Knivesout and Jay but not knowing a lot about him myself I want to know what exactly it is that is so good about this guy. I know there's a thread by JP floating around somewhere on this author...
  6. ravenus

    Interesting Jeff Vandermeer Interview

    at Darkecho Stuff about genre authors finding more mainstream readership and all. EXCERPT: "What I would like are more mixed and negative reviews of books. If you look at the reviews right now, you see a vast sea of saccharine. I refuse to believe that this is such a golden age that 90...
  7. polymorphikos

    Veniss Underground - Jeff Vandermeer

    Disclaimer & Forward: There is already a review of this book on this site, under The Knivesout Review (http://www.chronicles-network.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1356&highlight=vandermeer ). Mine is only a fresh perspective. Second;ly, this appears to be a book which fixates upon taste. It did...
  8. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    Small to Big...the VanderMeer saga

    We've been discussing self-publishing vs. big-name publishers in another thread, but I think it's important for aspiring writers to be aware of the 3rd alternative: small presses. There are, at least in the sf/f/h genres, several small press publishers who are known for taking chances on work...
  9. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    VanderMeer on writing

    Jeff VanderMeer (a surreal fantasy author whose Veniss Underground you really ought to have already read if you are concerned at all with fantastic fiction today) recently fielded questions on writing from visitors to his blog. In conclusion, he contributed this post, which addresses the most...
  10. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    Veniss Underground - Jeff VanderMeer

    Sorry, this is recycled from my blog, but I really liked this book and wanted to share my views on it in greater detail: I've been hearing all sorts of good things about Jeff VanderMeer's Veniss Underground, and now that I've read it I can tell you they're all true. Perhaps the nicest thing...
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