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VanderMeer, Jeff

Works: 127 works in 418 publications in 10 languages and 18,233 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Steampunk fiction  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Short stories  Paranormal fiction  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of dialog, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PS3572.A4284, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jeff VanderMeer
Most widely held works by Jeff VanderMeer
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened. In Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer introduced Area X--a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. This was the first volume of a projected trilogy; well in advance of publication, translation rights had already sold around the world and a major movie deal had been struck. Just months later, Authority, the second volume, is here. For thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X has taken the form of a series of expeditions monitored by a secret agency called the Southern Reach. After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez, aka "Control," is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves--and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve. And the consequences will spread much further than that. The Southern Reach trilogy will conclude in fall 2014 with Acceptance"--
Drugs & sports by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account that explains how various drugs affect an athlete's performance and how this abuse is being viewed by segments of the athletic world
The steampunk bible : an illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the steampunk movement in fiction, film, art, music, and fashion, tracing its history from Victorian science fiction novels and detailing its evolution into modern popular culture
Steampunk( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features stories in which the Victorian era is reimagined to include Martian technology, steam-powered robots, airships, alchemy, and various anachronistic technologies
The weird : a compendium of strange and dark stories by Jeff (EDT)/ Vandermeer, Ann Vandermeer( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oversized anthology of dark and bizarre tales written throughout the past century includes entries by international best-sellers and award-winners, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Franz Kafka
Wonderbook : an illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook 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"--
Finch by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where mysterious underground dwellers rule the state of Ambergris and control its residents with addictive drugs, internment camps and random acts of terror, John Finch and his partner, Wyte, must solve a double murder for their oppressive masters, all while trying to make contact with the scattered rebel resistance
City of saints and madmen by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. You hold in your hands an invitation to a place unlike any you've ever visited, an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians
The time traveler's almanac by Ann VanderMeer( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Time Traveler's Almanac 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. 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"). 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. The Time Traveler's Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life"--
Steampunk II : steampunk reloaded by Ann VanderMeer( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short stories by various authors set in alternate Victorian eras populated by steam-powered robots, mad scientists, and futuristic heroes
Shriek : an afterword by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and German and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janice Shriek, a failed gallery owner and journalist, has ostensibly created an afterword to The early history of Ambergris by her brother, Duncan Shriek, a talented if unconventional historian who finds his career in shambles after his controversial theories concerning Ambergris's founding and the genocide perpetrated against its nonhuman inhabitants gain public disfavor. Worse yet, he's caught in a love affair with one of his students, Mary Sabon. A tragic, brooding figure, Duncan makes repeated journeys underground, into the world of the alien gray caps, and is eventually transformed into something both wonderful and inhuman. Ambergris is a city of magnificent, decaying architecture and multiple baroque religions, where publishers fight wars for control of civilization and authors of obscure historical texts can be major bestsellers at the Borges Bookstore
Veniss underground by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas, a would-be Living Artist, his twin sister, Nicola, and her lover, Shadrach, each tell of the wondrous and horrifying secrets they discover in the underworld of Veniss. Includes a novella and three short stories also set in the fantasy world
The Steampunk user's manual : an illustrated practical and whimsical guide to creating retro-futurist dreams by Desirina Boskovich( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, The Steampunk User's Manual 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
The new weird( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Czech and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of stories from the "new weird" genre--a overlap of science fiction, fantasy, and horror--from some of its well-known writers, along with commentaries and a story featuring emerging authors within the genre
The third bear by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Jeff VanderMeer's surreal and absurdist short fiction
Annihilation : a novel by Jeff VanderMeer( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The twelfth expedition arrives 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
Booklife : strategies & survival tips for the 21st-century writer by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing a wide range of essential topics for self-promoting authors, this important guide explores questions such as: How can authors use social media and the internet? How does the new online paradigm affect authors, readers, and the book industry? How can authors find the time to both create and promote their work? and What should never be done?
The Thackery T. Lambshead cabinet of curiosities by Ann VanderMeer( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of stories centering around Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead's astonishing cabinet of curiosities, which is filled with artifacts and personal diaries and recreates the doctor's many exploits
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Alternative Names
Jeff VanderMeer American writer

Jeff VanderMeer Amerikaanse auteur

Jeff VanderMeer écrivain américain

Jeff VanderMeer scrittore e editore statunitense

Jeff VanderMeer US-amerikanischer Autor

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Van der Meer, Jeff 1968-

VandeerMeer, Jeff.

Vander Meer, Jeff 1968-

VanderMeer, Jeffrey Scott 1968-

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The steampunk bible : an illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literatureSteampunkThe weird : a compendium of strange and dark storiesFinchCity of saints and madmenSteampunk II : steampunk reloadedShriek : an afterwordVeniss underground