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VanderMeer, Jeff

Works: 125 works in 348 publications in 9 languages and 16,613 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories  Steampunk fiction  Fantasy fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Compiler
Classifications: PS3572.A4284, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jeff VanderMeer
Most widely held works by Jeff VanderMeer
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself
Drugs & sports by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,056 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
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 917 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"--
Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting
The steampunk bible : an illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 845 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 696 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 )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 685 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
Finch by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 547 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
Wonderbook : an illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 497 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"--
Steampunk II : steampunk reloaded by Ann VanderMeer( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 455 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 446 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 )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 437 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 new weird( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 436 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
City of saints and madmen by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 406 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 )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 372 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"--
The Steampunk user's manual : an illustrated practical and whimsical guide to creating retro-futurist dreams by Desirina Boskovich( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 367 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 third bear by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Jeff VanderMeer's surreal and absurdist short fiction
Booklife : strategies & survival tips for the 21st-century writer by Jeff VanderMeer( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 358 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?
Annihilation : a novel by Jeff VanderMeer( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 314 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 first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died 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 months all had died of aggressive cancer. This is the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain; collect specimens; record all their observations, scientific and otherwise; and above all, avoid being contaminated. 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
Fast ships, black sails( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of original stories featuring a science fiction and fantasy romp through pirate-infested seas. The settings of these stories vary from the traditional 17th century Caribbean glory years of piracy to the frozen seas off colonial Boston to unnamed far future oceans to deep space itself
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Alternative Names
Jeff VanderMeer American writer

Jeff VanderMeer scrittore e editore statunitense

Jeff VanderMeer US-amerikanischer Autor

Meer, Jeff van der 1968-

Meer, Jeff vander 1968-

Van der Meer, Jeff 1968-

VandeerMeer, Jeff.

Vander Meer, Jeff 1968-

VanderMeer, Jeffrey Scott 1968-

ヴァンダミア, ジェフ

English (159)

German (8)

Spanish (8)

Polish (4)

Dutch (4)

French (2)

Romanian (1)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)

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 storiesFinchSteampunk II : steampunk reloadedShriek : an afterwordVeniss undergroundThe new weird