Jeff VanderMeer Books

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Jeff VanderMeer is an American author and literary critic who wrote ‘Annihilation’, the novel from which the movie of the same name was adapted. Born in 1968, VanderMeer is technically a native of Bellefonte in Pennsylvania. But his childhood memories revolve around the years he spent in the Fiji Islands.

Order of Ambergris Series

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1 City of Saints and Madmen 2001 Description / Buy
2 Shriek 2006 Description / Buy
3 Finch 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Southern Reach Series

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1 Annihilation 2014 Description / Buy
2 Authority 2014 Description / Buy
3 Acceptance 2014 Description / Buy
4 Area X (Complete Trilogy) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Borne Series

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1 Borne 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Strange Bird (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
3 Dead Astronauts 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead Series

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1 A Peculiar Peril 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Leviathan Series

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1 Leviathan 2 ( With: , L. Timmel Duchamp) 1998 Description / Buy
2 Leviathan 2002 Description / Buy
3 Leviathan: Cities ( By:) 2004 Description / Buy
4 Mapping The Beast 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Jeff VanderMeer Standalone Novels

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1 Veniss Underground 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Situation 2008 Description / Buy
3 The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod 2010 Description / Buy
4 Hummingbird Salamander 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Jeff VanderMeer Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Dradin, In Love (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
2 The Transformation of Martin Lake 1999
3 Why Should I Cut Your Throat? (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
4 Errata (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
5 Balzac's War (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
6 Greensleeves (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
7 Komodo (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
8 This World Is Full of Monsters (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
9 Wildlife 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Jeff VanderMeer Short Story Collections

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1 The Day Dali Died (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
2 Secret Life 2004 Description / Buy
3 Strange Tales of Secret Lives 2007 Description / Buy
4 The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories (Short Story) ( With: Cat Rambo) 2007 Description / Buy
5 The Third Bear 2010 Description / Buy
6 The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature ( With: S.J. Chambers) 2011 Description / Buy
7 Monstrous Creatures: Explorations of Fantasy Through Essays, Articles and Reviews 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Jeff VanderMeer Non-Fiction Books

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1 The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals: The Evil Monkey Dialogues ( With:) 2010 Description / Buy
2 Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Predator Series

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1 Forever Midnight ( By: John Shirley) 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Steampunk Series

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1 Steampunk 2008 Description / Buy
2 Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded ( With: Gail Carriger, Cherie Priest, Daniel Abraham, Stephen Baxter, , Caitlín R. Kiernan) 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Dr. Black Series

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1 Dr. Black and the Guerrillia (Short Story) ( By:) 2005 Description / Buy
2 The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black ( With:) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Halo Collections

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1 HALO: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe ( With: Fred Van Lente, Tobias S. Buckell, Karen Traviss, B.K. Evenson) 2009 Description / Buy
2 Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon ( By: Christie Golden, , John Jackson Miller, James Swallow, Kelly Gay, Matt Forbeck, Troy Denning, Joseph Staten) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Series

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1 Fast Ships, Black Sails 2008 Description / Buy

Order of The Dying Earth Series

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1 The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician 1950 Description / Buy
2 Cugel's Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight 1966 Description / Buy
3 The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever 1966 Description / Buy
4 A Quest for Simbilis 1974 Description / Buy
5 A Quest for Simbilis 1974 Description / Buy
6 Morreion (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
7 The Seventeen Virgins 1979 Description / Buy
8 The Bagful of Dreams 1979 Description / Buy
9 Rhialto the Marvellous 1984 Description / Buy
10 The Laughing Magician 2006 Description / Buy
11 Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance 2009 Description / Buy

Order of The Diogenes Club Series

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1 Shadows Over Innsmouth ( By: Stephen Jones) 1994 Description / Buy
2 Best New Horror 5 ( By: Harlan Ellison, Chet Williamson, Edward Bryant, Elizabeth Hand, Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, Barry N. Malzberg, , S.P. Somtow, Steve Tem, , Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, , , , Stephen Jones, , , Thomas Ligotti) 1994 Description / Buy
3 Cthulhu 2000 ( By: Harlan Ellison, Roger Zelazny, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, , Esther M. Friesner, Poppy Brite, F. Paul Wilson, , , Thomas Ligotti, Bruce Sterling, , James P. Blaylock) 1995 Description / Buy
4 Dark Terrors 2 ( By: , Harlan Ellison, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Brian Lumley, , Michael Marshall Smith, , Conrad Williams, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Paul J. McAuley) 1996 Description / Buy
5 Dark of the Night ( By: Richard Christian Matheson, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Douglas E. Winter, Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones) 1997 Description / Buy
6 White of the Moon ( By: Stephen Jones) 1999 Description / Buy
7 Where The Bodies Are Buried ( By: Kim Newman) 2000 Description / Buy
8 Infinity Plus One ( By: Keith Brooke) 2001 Description / Buy
9 Embrace the Mutation ( By: William Schafer) 2002 Description / Buy
10 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 ( With: Joe Hill, , Brian Hodge, Stephen Gallagher, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, , Graham Joyce, China Miéville, Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Paul J. McAuley) 2003 Description / Buy
11 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection ( By: Robin McKinley, Brian Hodge, Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, Edward Bryant, Joan D. Vinge, Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, Terry Dowling, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Dickinson, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Bentley Little, Adam Roberts, Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce, , , China Miéville, Lucy Taylor, , , Luis Alberto Urrea, , Haruki Murakami, Jeffrey Ford, Kevin Brockmeier, Theodora Goss, , , , Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow, , , Carlton Mellick III) 2003 Description / Buy
12 Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth ( By: Stephen Jones) 2005 Description / Buy
13 Best New Horror 16 ( By: Stephen Gallagher, Lisa Tuttle, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, Poppy Brite, Tim Lebbon, Christa Faust, Stephen Jones, Brian Keene, Dale Bailey, , , , Tina Rath) 2005 Description / Buy
14 Adventure ( By: Chris Roberson) 2005 Description / Buy
15 The Man from the Diogenes Club ( By: Kim Newman) 2006 Description / Buy
16 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection ( By: Joe Hill, Chuck Palahniuk, Charles de Lint, , Edward Bryant, Joan D. Vinge, Elizabeth Hand, , Elizabeth Bear, Kelly Link, Delia Sherman, Kim Newman, , , China Miéville, Geoff Ryman, , Isabel Allende, , Jeffrey Ford, , , Bruce Sterling, Theodora Goss, Laird Barron, Sarah Monette, , , Ellen Datlow, , , , Adam Nevill, , , , , , Dave Hutchinson) 2006 Description / Buy
17 Best New Horror 18 ( By: , Richard Christian Matheson, , Al Sarrantonio, David Morrell, Elizabeth Hand, , Michael Bishop, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Mark Morris, Geoff Ryman, Stephen Jones, , , Mark Chadbourn, Caitlín R. Kiernan) 2007 Description / Buy
18 Summer Chills ( By: Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, , Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Holder, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley, Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , , Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , , , , Sarah Pinborough) 2007 Description / Buy
19 Infinity Plus ( By: Keith Brooke) 2007 Description / Buy
20 The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club ( By: Kim Newman) 2007 Description / Buy
21 The Fair Folk ( By: Marvin Kaye) 2008 Description / Buy
22 Best New Horror 19 ( By: Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, Tom Piccirilli, Stephen Jones, , Tim Pratt, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Gary McMahon, , , , , Steven Erikson, Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2008 Description / Buy
23 Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy ( By: Ellen Datlow) 2010 Description / Buy
24 Mysteries of the Diogenes Club ( By: Kim Newman) 2010 Description / Buy
25 Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth ( By: Brian Hodge, Ramsey Campbell, H.P. Lovecraft, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, , Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , John Glasby, , , Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2013 Description / Buy
26 The Mammoth Book of the Mummy ( By:) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Dark Terrors Series

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1 Dark Terrors ( With: Richard Christian Matheson, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Brian Lumley, , Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, Mark Morris, , , Stephen Jones) 1995 Description / Buy
2 Dark Terrors 2 ( By: , Harlan Ellison, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Brian Lumley, , Michael Marshall Smith, , Conrad Williams, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Paul J. McAuley) 1996 Description / Buy
3 Dark Terrors 3 ( By: , Brian Hodge, Ray Bradbury, Pat Cadigan, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Ray Garton, Storm Constantine, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , Conrad Williams, Poppy Brite, , , , Stephen Jones, Caitlín R. Kiernan) 1997 Description / Buy
4 Dark Terrors 4 ( By: , Richard Christian Matheson, Lisa Tuttle, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Baxter, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , Conrad Williams, Poppy Brite, , , Stephen Jones) 1998 Description / Buy
5 Dark Terrors 5 ( By: , Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Lisa Tuttle, Tanith Lee, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , , , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Eric Brown, , , , , , Stephen Jones, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Nancy Kilpatrick, Cherry Wilder) 2000 Description / Buy
6 Dark Terrors 6 ( With: , Richard Christian Matheson, , Tanith Lee, Graham Masterton, , Stephen Baxter, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Yvonne Navarro, , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, Tim Lebbon, , Trey R. Barker, Stephen Jones, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Nancy Kilpatrick, , , , , , , , , , Samantha Lee) 2002 Description / Buy
7 Darker Terrors 7 ( By: Richard Christian Matheson, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Lisa Tuttle, Neil Gaiman, , Stephen Baxter, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, , Stephen Jones, Caitlín R. Kiernan) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Series

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1 Best New Horror ( By: Robert R. McCammon, Richard Laymon, Stephen Gallagher, Chet Williamson, Robert Westall, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, , Brian Lumley, , Karl Edward Wagner, , , , Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti, , Cherry Wilder) 1990 Description / Buy
2 Best New Horror 2 ( By: , Harlan Ellison, Elizabeth Hand, Peter Straub, Garry Kilworth, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Steve Tem, Jonathan Carroll, Ray Garton, , Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, F. Paul Wilson, , , Stephen Jones, , Thomas Ligotti, , , , Cherry Wilder, , K.W. Jeter) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Best New Horror 3 ( By: , , Edward Bryant, Alan Brennert, Elizabeth Hand, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kim Newman, S.P. Somtow, Steve Tem, Douglas Clegg, , Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , , , Stephen Jones, , Grant Morrison, Thomas Ligotti, , , , K.W. Jeter) 1992 Description / Buy
4 The Giant Book of Best New Horror ( By: Robert R. McCammon, , Harlan Ellison, Richard Laymon, Stephen Gallagher, Chet Williamson, Alan Brennert, Elizabeth Hand, Robert Westall, Garry Kilworth, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, , S.P. Somtow, Jonathan Carroll, Douglas Clegg, , Brian Lumley, , Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , , Poppy Brite, F. Paul Wilson, , Stephen Jones, , Grant Morrison, Thomas Ligotti, , , , , Cherry Wilder, K.W. Jeter) 1993 Description / Buy
5 Best New Horror 4 ( By: Lisa Tuttle, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Douglas E. Winter, , Christopher Fowler, John Brunner, Karl Edward Wagner, , Graham Joyce, Poppy Brite, , M. John Harrison, Clive Barker, Kate Wilhelm, Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti) 1993 Description / Buy
6 Best New Horror 5 ( By: Harlan Ellison, Chet Williamson, Edward Bryant, Elizabeth Hand, Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, Barry N. Malzberg, , S.P. Somtow, Steve Tem, , Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, , , , Stephen Jones, , , Thomas Ligotti) 1994 Description / Buy
7 Best New Horror 6 ( By: Robert Bloch, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Harlan Ellison, Garry Kilworth, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Esther M. Friesner, Douglas E. Winter, , Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , , M. John Harrison, Stephen Jones, , , , , Paul J. McAuley) 1995 Description / Buy
8 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7 ( With: Brian Hodge, Stephen Gallagher, Alan Brennert, Lisa Tuttle, Neil Gaiman, Terry Dowling, Graham Masterton, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Douglas E. Winter, , , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , , Manly Wade Wellman, Stephen Jones, , Thomas Ligotti, , Cherry Wilder, Paul J. McAuley) 1996 Description / Buy
9 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8 ( By: Richard Christian Matheson, Steve Tem, Douglas Clegg, Storm Constantine, , Christopher Fowler, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Marshall Smith, , Poppy Brite, , , , , , Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti, , Mark Chadbourn, , Cherry Wilder) 1997 Description / Buy
10 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9 ( By: , Brian Hodge, Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Yvonne Navarro, Douglas E. Winter, Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , Conrad Williams, Simon Clark, , Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti, Andy Duncan, , Caitlín R. Kiernan) 1998 Description / Buy
11 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 ( By: Harlan Ellison, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, Lawrence Watt-Evans, , Steve Tem, Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , , , Stephen Jones, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan) 1999 Description / Buy
12 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11 ( By: , Neil Gaiman, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Michael Marshall Smith, , Tim Lebbon, F. Paul Wilson, Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, James Herbert, , Paul J. McAuley) 2000 Description / Buy
13 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12 ( By: , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , Mark Morris, Graham Joyce, , Tim Lebbon, Stephen Jones, , Thomas Ligotti, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Paul J. McAuley) 2001 Description / Buy
14 Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 ( By: Richard A. Lupoff, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, , Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Kelly Link, Christopher Fowler, , Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce, Poppy Brite, , Stephen Jones, Thomas Ligotti, , , Paul J. McAuley) 2002 Description / Buy
15 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 ( With: Joe Hill, , Brian Hodge, Stephen Gallagher, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, , Graham Joyce, China Miéville, Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Paul J. McAuley) 2003 Description / Buy
16 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 ( By: Joyce Carol Oates, , John Farris, Neil Gaiman, , Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Christopher Fowler, , Michael Marshall Smith, Simon Clark, Tim Lebbon, Stephen Jones, , Dale Bailey, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, C.C. Finlay, Paul J. McAuley) 2004 Description / Buy
17 Best New Horror 16 ( By: Stephen Gallagher, Lisa Tuttle, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kelly Link, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, Poppy Brite, Tim Lebbon, Christa Faust, Stephen Jones, Brian Keene, Dale Bailey, , , , Tina Rath) 2005 Description / Buy
18 Best New Horror 17 ( By: Joe Hill, Brian Hodge, David Morrell, Liz Williams, , Ramsey Campbell, , Brian Lumley, , China Miéville, , Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , , Tim Pratt, Caitlín R. Kiernan, , , , Adam Nevill) 2006 Description / Buy
19 Best New Horror 18 ( By: , Richard Christian Matheson, , Al Sarrantonio, David Morrell, Elizabeth Hand, , Michael Bishop, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Mark Morris, Geoff Ryman, Stephen Jones, , , Mark Chadbourn, Caitlín R. Kiernan) 2007 Description / Buy
20 The Best of Best New Horror ( By: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Harlan Ellison, Lisa Tuttle, Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, , Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, , Tim Lebbon, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, Paul J. McAuley, Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2008 Description / Buy
21 Best New Horror 19 ( By: Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, Tom Piccirilli, Stephen Jones, , Tim Pratt, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Gary McMahon, , , , , Steven Erikson, Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2008 Description / Buy
22 Best New Horror 20 ( By: Stephen King, Peter Crowther, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Michael Bishop, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Brian Lumley, Christopher Fowler, Tim Lebbon, Paul Finch, Stephen Jones, , , , , , Gary McMahon, , Sarah Pinborough) 2009 Description / Buy
23 Best New Horror 21 ( By: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Terry Dowling, Ramsey Campbell, , Brian Lumley, , Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones, , , Robert Shearman, , , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2010 Description / Buy
24 Best New Horror 22 ( By: Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Hodge, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Mark Morris, , , , Stephen Jones, , John Langan, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Robert Shearman, , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, Thana Niveau) 2011 Description / Buy
25 Best New Horror 23 ( By: Joe R. Lansdale, Robert Silverberg, Joan Aiken, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Tem, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Conrad Williams, Tim Lebbon, , Stephen Jones, , , , Alison Littlewood, , Paul Kane, , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, Thana Niveau, , John Ajvide Lindqvist) 2012 Description / Buy
26 Best New Horror 24 ( By: Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, Terry Dowling, , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Stephen Jones, Dale Bailey, , , Robert Shearman, Alison Littlewood, , , , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, Thana Niveau) 2013 Description / Buy
27 Best New Horror 25 ( By: Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Kim Newman, , Michael Marshall Smith, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , , Robert Shearman, , , , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, Thana Niveau) 2014 Description / Buy
28 Best New Horror #26 ( By: Ian Tregillis, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Steve Tem, , Stephen Jones, Dale Bailey, , Nathan Ballingrud, Robert Shearman, , , , , , , Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2015 Description / Buy
29 Best New Horror 27 ( By: Neil Gaiman, Steve Tem, Storm Constantine, , Conrad Williams, Stephen Jones, John Langan, Robert Aickman) 2017 Description / Buy
30 Best New Horror 28 ( By: Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Lisa Tuttle, , Steve Tem, Michael Marshall Smith, , Stephen Jones, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Alison Littlewood) 2018 Description / Buy
31 Best New Horror 29 ( By: Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, , Conrad Williams, Tim Lebbon, , Stephen Jones, , , , , Alison Littlewood, , , , , , , , Thana Niveau) 2019 Description / Buy
32 The Best of Best New Horror, Volume One ( By: Stephen Jones) 2020 Description / Buy
33 Best of Best New Horror Volume 2 ( By: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Lisa Tuttle, Elizabeth Hand, , Kim Newman, Tim Lebbon, Clive Barker, Stephen Jones, , Simon Kurt Unsworth) 2020 Description / Buy
34 Best New Horror #30 ( By: Brian Hodge, Graham Masterton, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, , Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones, , John Langan, Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Alison Littlewood, , Rio Youers, , , Simon Kurt Unsworth, , Thana Niveau) 2020 Description / Buy
35 Best New Horror #31 ( By: Richard Christian Matheson, Tanith Lee, , Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Steve Tem, Jonathan Carroll, Michael Marshall Smith, , Stephen Jones, , Dale Bailey, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , Alison Littlewood) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Cat Rambo Collections with Cat Rambo

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1 The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories (Short Story) ( With: Cat Rambo) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight ( By: Cat Rambo) 2009 Description / Buy
3 Near ( By: Cat Rambo) 2012 Description / Buy
4 Altered America ( By: Cat Rambo) 2016 Description / Buy
5 Neither Here Nor There ( By: Cat Rambo) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Polyphony Anthologies Series with , , , , , , Nick Mamatas

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1 Polyphony, Volume 1 ( By:) 2002 Description / Buy
2 Polyphony, Volume 2 ( By:) 2003 Description / Buy
3 Polyphony, Volume 3 ( By: , , Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Barry N. Malzberg, , , Jeffrey Ford) 2003 Description / Buy
4 Polyphony, Volume 4 ( By:) 2004 Description / Buy
5 Polyphony, Volume 5 ( With: , , , , , , Nick Mamatas) 2005 Description / Buy

Jeff VanderMeer Anthologies

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1 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twentieth Annual Collection 1999 Description / Buy
2 The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases 2003 Description / Buy
3 Breaking Windows 2003 Description / Buy
4 Polyphony, Volume 5 2005 Description / Buy
5 Best New Fantasy 2006 Description / Buy
6 Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories 2007 Description / Buy
7 Brothers & Beasts 2007 Description / Buy
8 Booklife 2007 Description / Buy
9 HALO: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe 2009 Description / Buy
10 Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance 2009 Description / Buy
11 Last Drink Bird Head 2009 Description / Buy
12 The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2010 Description / Buy
13 Happily Ever After 2011 Description / Buy
14 Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters 2011 Description / Buy
15 ODD? 2011 Description / Buy
16 Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution 2012 Description / Buy
17 The Mammoth Book of Steampunk 2012 Description / Buy
18 Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top 2012 Description / Buy
19 Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology 2015 Description / Buy
20 The Big Book of Science Fiction 2016 Description / Buy
21 Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker 2017 Description / Buy
22 Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction 2018 Description / Buy
23 The Big Book of Classic Fantasy 2019 Description / Buy
24 The Big Book of Modern Fantasy 2020 Description / Buy
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A former student at the University of Florida, the author’s parents’ work with the Peace Corps took them to interesting places. As a young man, VanderMeer had the opportunity to live in New York (Ithaca) and Florida (Gainesville). This was after he came back to the US.

The writer spent three years in University before joining the Clarion Writers Workshop. He always counted Angela Carter as one of his biggest inspirations, blaming her prose and literary passion for rewiring his mind and pushing him to take a more fearless approach to his writing.

VanderMeer’s interest in reading was sparked early on. In high school, besides making contributions to magazines, the author also wrote short stories. At the time, VanderMeer was primarily interested in horror and fantasy.

The stories he eventually self-published in his 1989 collection fell strictly within those genres. Today, the author’s fans classify him as a writer of weird fiction, a categorization that Jeff VanderMeer has embraced. According to his understanding of the genre, whereas ordinary horror and fantasy re-purpose pre-existing tools and concepts, weird fiction takes readers into the unknown, introducing entities that are as monstrous as they are beautiful.

The publishing industry hasn’t embraced the ‘Weird fiction’ label as enthusiastically, choosing to market VanderMeer as an author of science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, and metafiction. People that have interacted with the writer understand that he hates having such discussions because they typically turn artistic and creative considerations into marketing conversations.

However, he admits that his work is difficult to quantify using mainstream categories. His admirers have praised him for the intellectual observations he makes in his stories.

Besides fiction writing, VanderMeer writes literary reviews, edits anthologies, and teaches creative writing.

Jeff VanderMeer Awards

The author has received British Fantasy Society, Philip K Dick, World Fantasy, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award Nominations. ‘Annihilation’ won him the Nebula Award.

Jeff VanderMeer Books into Movies

Paramount Pictures turned ‘Annihilation’ into a live-action movie in 2018. The adaptation starred Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez. It was directed by Alex Garland.

Best Jeff VanderMeer Books

VanderMeer is one of the most prolific Weird Fiction authors in the business, attracting praise for his disturbing yet profound stories, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:

Annihilation: No one knows anything of significance about Area X. The uninhabited region has been isolated from the rest of the planet for decades. Within its borders, nature has decimated whatever elements of human civilization previously covered the surface.

Many an expedition has been undertaken to identify the mysteries of Area X. But things always go wrong. Those teams that come back die in unpleasant ways. A group of four women is about to take up this challenge. The members of the eleventh expedition where barely shadows of their former selves when they returned and their lives were claimed by cancer soon after.

This new team is determined to map Area X. They must make observations about the surroundings that can shed some light on the region’s true nature without falling prey to the infection Area X imparts upon all that cross its border.

The leader of this new team, a biologist, tries to narrate their ordeal. She takes readers into Area X, revealing the surprises that await them, the dangers which seek to destroy them, not to mention the secrets among the team members.

Authority: Area X is still a curious mystery, a region surrounded by an invisible border that the world has tried and failed to decipher despite all the expedition teams they have thrown at it. The exploits of the last team left the Southern Reach, the secret agency probing Area X, in disarray

John Rodriguez is in a bind. This is the worst possible time to take the Southern Reach’s top job. But John has the position and he must do what he can to bring the Southern Reach under control. At the moment, that means studying hidden notes and video footage in the hopes of making a discovery that can finally lay Area X bare.

When Does The Next Jeff VanderMeer book come out?

Jeff VanderMeer doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Wildlife and was released on February, 24th 2022. It is the newest book in the Jeff VanderMeer Short Stories/Novellas.

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