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.

Publication Order of Ambergris Books

City Of Saints And Madmen (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shriek (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finch (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Southern Reach Books

Annihilation (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Authority (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acceptance (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Borne Books

Borne (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Strange Bird (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Astronauts (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead Books

A Peculiar Peril (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Leviathan Books

Leviathan (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mapping The Beast (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Predator Books

Predator: Forever Midnight (By:John Shirley) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Predator: South China Sea (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Predator: Turnabout (By:Steve Perry) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Steampunk Books

Steampunk (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Veniss Underground (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Situation (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hummingbird Salamander (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dradin, In Love (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why Should I Cut Your Throat? (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Errata (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Balzac's War (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greensleeves (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Komodo (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This World Is Full of Monsters (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Day Dali Died (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret Life (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Tales of Secret Lives (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Bear (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monstrous Creatures: Explorations of Fantasy Through Essays, Articles and Reviews (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Breaking Windows(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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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