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 Ambergris Books

Publication Order of Southern Reach Books

Publication Order of Borne Books

Publication Order of Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead Books

A Peculiar Peril (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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 Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Predator Books

Predator (By: Paul Monette) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Predator 2 (By: Simon Hawke) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Concrete Jungle (By: James A. Moore,Nathan Archer) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cold War (By: Nathan Archer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Big Game (By: Sandy Schofield) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forever Midnight (By: John Shirley) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flesh and Blood (By: Robert Greenberger,Michael Jan Friedman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
South China Sea (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turnabout (By: Steve Perry) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Incursion (By: Tim Lebbon) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
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 Amazon.com
Hunters and Hunted Official Movie Prequel (By: James A. Moore) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stalking Shadows (By: James A. Moore,Mark Morris) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Cat Rambo Collections

(with Cat Rambo)

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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