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CNET Book Club, Episode 1: 'Borne' by Jeff VanderMeer - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

In our new podcast we talk about books we think you'll like, from science and technology to sci-fi and thrillers. In this episode, author Jeff VanderMeer calls in to talk about his new post-apocalyptic novel, "Borne."

Alex Garland’s Annihilation Adaptation Set for February 23, 2018

2 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

The film is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy The post Alex Garland’s Annihilation Adaptation Set for February 23, 2018 appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

The Strange Bird - an excerpt from Jeff VanderMeer's new Borne story

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Storm Headed ever southeast across the vast desert, the Strange Bird thought the world below looked so very old and so very worn, and only when she climbed to the right altitude could she pretend that it was beautiful. The Strange...Show More Summary

Editor Sean McDonald publishes boundary-pushing fiction under his innovative new imprint, MCD

The publishing industry is notoriously slow to embrace change — that is until change, amped up on sales and critical buzz, kicks the door in. In 2014, Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy (“Annihilation,” “Authority” and “Acceptance”), released in a dizzying eight-month span, proved that readers...

In the Thick of It

Recommended Reading: Jeff VanderMeer‘s review of The Gift by Barbara Browning. The post In the Thick of It appeared first on The Millions.

Shorties (Must-Read Canadian Books, A New St. Vincent Song, and more)

The Toronto Star listed must-read Canadian books. Stream a new St. Vincent song. Vol.1 Brooklyn interviewed Hannah Lew of the band Cold Beat. Electric Literature interviewed author Jeff VanderMeer. Paste listed the best of Montreal songs. Stream a new Ben...

Monday links: dieting and investment books

List: If you had to read only one (fiction) book this Summer including Borne: A Novel by Jeff VanderMeer.  (WSJ)

In Borne, there’s a biotech apocalypse so weird it’s almost plausible

Jeff VanderMeer's new book explores a toxic city menaced by a giant, floating bear.

The Author of ‘Annihilation’ Has Seen (and Liked) Alex Garland’s Film Adaptation

4 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Some of the best news to come out of this year’s CinemaCon is that Alex Garland‘s new science fiction movie Annihilation looks excellent. However, it was accompanied by some bad news: the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer‘s novel has been delayed to an unspecified date in 2018. Show More Summary

Jeff VanderMeer Explores the Future of Being Humanity in “Borne”

We talk with Annihilation author Jeff VanderMeer about his new book, what it means to be human, and the ethical challenges of rapidly advancing technology.

Listen: a conversation with Jeff Vandermeer about his weird biotech novel Borne

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

David sends us "My in-depth (and lengthy) conversation (MP3) with Jeff Vandermeer about Borne, about storytelling in the age of climate change, about biotech and personhood, and about why weird fiction is so well-equipped to address the crises we find ourselves in as a species, just went live "

Science Fiction Can Change the World: Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

With Borne VanderMeer presents a parable about modern life, in these shaky days of roughshod industrialism, civilizational collapse, and looming planetary catastrophe.

Fiction: There’s No Escape From Contamination Above the Toxic Sea

In “Borne,” his new work of eco-fiction, Jeff VanderMeer explores the consequences of our biotech obsession by way of a giant flying bear.

Jeff Vandermeer's new dystopian novel "Borne" is lyrical and harrowing; Elizabeth Hand reviews

“Borne,” Jeff Vandermeer’s lyrical and harrowing new novel, may be the most beautifully written, and believable, post-apocalyptic tale in recent memory: A considerable achievement, considering “Borne” features not just a near-future, nameless city; an enormous, sentient, cataclysmically destructive...

Bookshots: 'Borne' by Jeff VanderMeer

5 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Giant flying bears! Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Borne Who wrote it? I instantly fell in love with 'Borne,' and also Borne the character, and I’ve no doubt in my mind you... [Continue Reading]

Tuesday New Release Day: Shafrir; VanderMeer; Tanizaki; Cameron; Strout

Out this week: Startup by Doree Shafrir; Borne by Jeff VanderMeer; The Maids by Junichiro Tanizaki; The Last Neanderthal by our own Claire Cameron; and Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. For more on these and other new titles,...Show More Summary

'Borne' Is a Beautiful, Bizarre Sci-Fi Novel with a Gigantic, Flying Bear

5 months agoNews : Vice News

We caught up with author Jeff VanderMeer, whose new novel envisions a biotech end of times.

Jeff VanderMeer Amends the Apocalypse

Rachel, the twenty-eight-year-old narrator of Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel, “Borne,” lives in a harrowed, poisoned, semi-ruined city, where she scavenges scraps of food and tradeable detritus from the wreckage, a dangerous enterprise in a landscape haunted by the similarly desperate. Show More Summary

Books: Laila Lalami on being a writer, Jeff VanderMeer reviews 'American War' and more

As book editor, I’m supposed to be keeping up on the latest in literature, but I recently started reading “Anna Karenina” for the first time. And it’s great! I think this Tolstoy kid could really go places. What’s your favorite book published before 1900? THE BIG STORY Critic at Large Laila Lalami...

Jeff VanderMeer on the biggest dystopia of spring, 'America War' by Omar El Akkad

What would it look like if America went to war with itself over oil, against a backdrop of devastation from the effects of climate change? The dystopian “American War,” a debut novel by journalist Omar El Akkad, makes such catastrophic “what if?” scenarios personal via an intimate portrait of a...

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