Jeff VanderMeer
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Jeff VanderMeer

Called "the weird Thoreau" by the New Yorker, NYT bestseller Jeff VanderMeer has been a published writer since age 14. His most recent fiction is the critically acclaimed novel BORNE, which has received raves from the NYTBR, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and many more. Paramount Pictures has optioned BORNE for film.

VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy was one of the publishing events of 2014, the trilogy made more than thirty year's best lists, including Entertainment Weekly's top 10. Paramount Pictures has made a movie out of the first volume of the Southern Reach, Annihilation, slated for release in 2018 and starring Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

His nonfiction appears in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, and the Atlantic.com. VanderMeer also wrote the world's first fully illustrated creative-writing guide, Wonderbook. With his wife, Ann VanderMeer, he has edited may iconic anthologies. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with two wonderful cats. His hobbies include hiking, reading, and bird watching.

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Best Sellers

    • Area X

    • The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
    • Length: 26 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,870
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,684
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,698

    Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost Great

    • By clifford on 12-26-15

    Regular price: $38.46

    • Annihilation

    • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4,266
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,940
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3,941

    Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator Ruined it for me.

    • By K. Louise Seal on 03-18-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Borne

    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 756
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 703

    In Borne a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bizarre and Bracing!

    • By Books, Vertigo and Tea on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Authority

    • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 812
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 813

    The bone-chilling, hair-raising second installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Out of Control - Spoiler Free

    • By Daniel Grant on 08-22-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Acceptance

    • The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 611
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 552

    In the final installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound - or terrifying....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and compelling but what was that?

    • By Laura A. Sedor on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Strange Bird

    • A Borne Story
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory - she is part bird, part human, part many other things. But now the lab in which she was created is under siege....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love you Vandermeer

    • By Kristina Barr on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $17.47

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