Jeff VanderMeer is one of the most original, and weirdest, authors working today. He is perhaps best known for the Southern Reach series of books which started with Annihilation. That book was adapted into a film starring Natalie Portman and directed by Alex Garland.

VanderMeer was born in Pennsylvania in 1968, but spent much of his childhood in the Fiji Islands as his parents were iin the Peace Corps. He would attend the University of Florida for college. He was inspired to become a writer by Angela Carter’s novel The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman. He is married to Ann Kennedy and the two live in Florida.

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Publication Order of Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead Books

A Peculiar Peril (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Leviathan Books

Leviathan: Cities (By: Jay Lake,Forrest Aguirre,Ben Peek,Michael Cisco,K.J. Bishop,Stepan Chapman,Ursula Pflug,Allan Kausch,Tim Jarvis,Catherine Kasper,Darla Beasley) (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Veniss Underground (2003)Description / Buy at
The Situation (2008)Description / Buy at
The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod (2010)Description / Buy at
Hummingbird Salamander (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dradin, In Love (1996)Description / Buy at
The Transformation of Martin Lake (1999)Description / Buy at
Why Should I Cut Your Throat? (2004)Description / Buy at
Errata (2010)Description / Buy at
Balzac's War (2011)Description / Buy at
Greensleeves (2011)Description / Buy at
Komodo (2014)Description / Buy at
This World Is Full of Monsters (2017)Description / Buy at
Wildlife (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Day Dali Died (2003)Description / Buy at
Secret Life (2004)Description / Buy at
The Third Bear (2007)Description / Buy at
Strange Tales of Secret Lives (2007)Description / Buy at
The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories (With: Cat Rambo) (2007)Description / Buy at
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 at
Monstrous Creatures: Explorations of Fantasy Through Essays, Articles and Reviews (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals: The Evil Monkey Dialogues (With: Ann VanderMeer) (2010)Description / Buy at
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (2013)Description / Buy at
The Steampunk User's Manual (With: S.J. Chambers) (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Predator Books

Predator (By: Paul Monette) (1987)Description / Buy at
Predator 2 (By: Simon Hawke) (1990)Description / Buy at
Concrete Jungle (By: James A. Moore,Nathan Archer) (1995)Description / Buy at
Cold War (By: Nathan Archer) (1997)Description / Buy at
Big Game (By: Sandy Schofield) (1999)Description / Buy at
Forever Midnight (By: John Shirley) (2006)Description / Buy at
Flesh and Blood (By: Robert Greenberger,Michael Jan Friedman) (2007)Description / Buy at
South China Sea (2008)Description / Buy at
Turnabout (By: Steve Perry) (2008)Description / Buy at
Incursion (By: Tim Lebbon) (2015)Description / Buy at
If It Bleeds (By: Jonathan Maberry,Jeremy Robinson,Kevin J. Anderson,Bryan Thomas Schmidt,Tim Lebbon,Andrew Mayne,Steve Perry,Mira Grant,Larry Correia,Dayton Ward) (2017)Description / Buy at
Hunters and Hunted Official Movie Prequel (By: James A. Moore) (2018)Description / Buy at
Stalking Shadows (By: James A. Moore,Mark Morris) (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Cat Rambo Collections

(with Cat Rambo)

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dark Terrors(1995)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7(1996)Description / Buy at
Leviathan 2(1998)Description / Buy at
Leviathan(2002)Description / Buy at
Dark Terrors 6(2002)Description / Buy at
The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases(2003)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14(2003)Description / Buy at
Breaking Windows(2003)Description / Buy at
Polyphony, Volume 5(2005)Description / Buy at
Best New Fantasy(2006)Description / Buy at
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories(2007)Description / Buy at
TwentiethAnnual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at
Brothers & Beasts(2007)Description / Buy at
Booklife(2007)Description / Buy at
Fast Ships, Black Sails(2008)Description / Buy at
The New Weird(2008)Description / Buy at
Polluto 2: Apocalypses and Garden Furniture(2008)Description / Buy at
Steampunk(2008)Description / Buy at
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 20(2008)Description / Buy at
Best American Fantasy 2008(2008)Description / Buy at
The Year\'s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009(2008)Description / Buy at
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 25, October 2008(2008)Description / Buy at
Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe(2009)Description / Buy at
Year's Best SF 14(2009)Description / Buy at
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance(2009)Description / Buy at
Last Drink Bird Head(2009)Description / Buy at
Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded(2010)Description / Buy at
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories(2010)Description / Buy at
Happily Ever After(2011)Description / Buy at
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters(2011)Description / Buy at
ODD?(2011)Description / Buy at
Steampunk III(2012)Description / Buy at
Arc 1.2: Post Human Conditions(2012)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Description / Buy at
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top(2012)Description / Buy at
Fungi(2012)Description / Buy at
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at
Lightspeed Magazine, February 2014(2014)Description / Buy at
Sisters of the Revolution(2015)Description / Buy at
Love Hurts(2015)Description / Buy at
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold(2016)Description / Buy at
The Big Book of Science Fiction(2016)Description / Buy at
Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker(2017)Description / Buy at
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction(2018)Description / Buy at
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy(2019)Description / Buy at
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy(2020)Description / Buy at

If You Like Jeff VanderMeer Books, You’ll Love…

Annihilation is the first book in what would become the Southern Reach trilogy and a Nebula Award-winning novel. The book introduces us to a place known as Area X. It’s an anamoly that has been secretly closed off by the government that has seen nature reclaim whatever was left of human civilization. Multiple expeditions have been sent into Area X to try and learn more about it, the latest has seen a man return to his wife as a shell of his former self with something not right. This awakens something within her, a search for answers, and she volunteers to be on the next expedition into Area X. Even as she knows the consequences of what that might mean.

Another wholly original book by VanderMeer is called Borne. A young woman named Rachel is a scavenger in a ruined city, a dangerous city that is filled with discarded experiments from a powerful Company. One day on a scavenger mission, Rachel finds Borne and brings him home. At the moment he is nothing more than a green lump, but there is something about him that draws Rachel to him. She knows it’s dangerous, but she enjoys spending time with Borne and as he grows he threatens the balance of power in the city which puts Rachel at great risk.

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