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Publication Order of Ambergris Books

City of Saints and Madmen (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shriek (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finch (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Southern Reach Books

Annihilation (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Authority (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Acceptance (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Area X (Complete Trilogy) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Borne Books

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

Publication Order of Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead Books

A Peculiar Peril (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Leviathan Books

Leviathan 2 (With: Richard Calder,L. Timmel Duchamp,Stepan Chapman,Rhys Hughes,David Pringle,Rose Secrest) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leviathan (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mapping The Beast (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Halo Anthologies

Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe (With: Fred Van Lente,Tobias S. Buckell,Karen Traviss,B.K. Evenson,Tessa Kum) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon (By: Christie Golden,Brian Reed,John Jackson Miller,James Swallow,Kelly Gay,Matt Forbeck,Troy Denning,Joseph Staten,Tobias Buckell) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cat Rambo Collections

with Cat Rambo
The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories (With: Cat Rambo) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight (By: Cat Rambo) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Near (By: Cat Rambo) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Altered America (By: Cat Rambo) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neither Here Nor There (By: Cat Rambo) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Polyphony Anthologies Books

with Jay Lake, Bruce Holland Rogers, Forrest Aguirre, Heather Shaw, Nick Mamatas, Iain Rowan, Deborah Layne
Polyphony, Volume 1 (By: Jay Lake,Deborah Layne) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polyphony, Volume 2 (By: Jay Lake,Deborah Layne) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

Jeff VanderMeer is a renowned American Writer and New York best-selling novelist, teacher, publisher, and editor. Jeffrey is the recipient of the Physling Awards, Nebula Award, BFSA Award, World Fantasy Award and a finalist for the literary-awards Hugo Award. He is widely known for his contributions in the New Weird Stories and also his stories which were set in the city of Ambergris in novels such as City of Saints and Madmen. Jeffrey is also the author of the critically acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy a book series which began in the year 2014. Despite the fact that Jeff was born in Bellefonte, the established author spent many years, of his childhood, within the Islands of Fiji, where his parents used to serve with the Peace Corps. While returning to the United States, Jeff VanderMeer and his family passed through Africa, Asia, Europe, and Africa, thus, in turn, having an influence on him.

In the year 2003, VanderMeer got married to Ann Kennedy, who used to serve as an editor at the Small Buzz city press and the Silver Web Magazine. One of Jeff VanderMeer’s best-performing books is the City of Saints and Madmen, which is set in Jeff’s VanderMeer’s signature creation, the city of Ambergris and other best performing novels by the author, which were published by Pan Macmillan, Tor, and Bantman. VanderMeer’s work, including short stories and novels, have been translated into more than 20 languages. Discredited Diseases may be the author’s most famous anthology and is also considered to be a cult classic. VanderMeer is also the founding editor of Ministry of the Whimsy Press, One of the press’s publications The Troika, which was authored by Stephen Chapman, was a winner at the Philip K. Dick Awards.

The author’s essays and reviews have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post and lots of other publications. Jeff VanderMeer is also a frequent columnist forthe Amazon book culture blog. Furthermore, he has also judged at the Eisner Awards and has also been a guest speaker at numerous diverse events such as the Brisbane Writer’s Festival, American Library Association Yearly conference and Finncon in Helsinki. VanderMeer has also served in several other media such as the film which was based on his book Shriek which featured an original score soundtrack by The Church, a renowned Rockband and also a Play Station based Animation that was based on his creation, A New Face in Hell. Jeff VanderMeer also penned down a novel called Predator for Dark Horse ComicSs.

He has also worked on numerous anthologies, with most of them being a collaboration with his wife, who is also a recipient of the Weird Tales. The Weird Tales Anthologies are a collection of stories from the New Weird authors. In the year 2014, Giroux, Straus, and Farrar published a brand new series called, the Southern-Reach Trilogy. The first book in the novel was released in February 2014 while the second book in the series was released in May 2014. The final novel called The Acceptance was released in September 2014. The publishers and VanderMeer had agreed to release the story in a span of eight months. The overall response to the series was positive. Slate termed the novel as one of the most uncompromising and rewarding genre series. Critically acclaimed authors such as Stephen King termed the novel as creepy and fascinating.

Apart from writing and editing, VanderMeer, has also worked as a creative teaching writer. One of the major projects that he has worked on is Shared Worlds, which is a two-week annual program, which aims to instill creative writing in Children. Jeff VanderMeer has been a tutor at Cariton Workshop and also at the Trinity Prep school. Apart from being a tutor, VanderMeer has also penned down creative writing guides such as Wonder book, which was a winner at the BFSA Awards.

Best Jeff VanderMeer Novels

Annihilation is another excellent read by Jeff VanderMeer. The book begins with an entry into area X. Area X is a highly contaminated environment, that was abandoned by humans very many years ago. The government of Southern Reach that is responsible for Area X is responsible for organizing expeditions into the area. Annihilation is the story of the twelfth expedition that is comprised of anthropologist, biologist, surveyor, and psychologist. The biologist is the narrator of the novel. In many ways, Area X is a pristine wilderness, which has not been touched by humans for so many years. The author, through the biologist, lavishes the details of the landscape, thereby establishing the reader to a setting that is both uncanny and familiar. The blue sky, the trees, the wetlands, the high number of unidentified reptiles, the low moaning phenomenon which usually occurs in the morning and the fungal life.

The author’s description, of the environment, are exceedingly vivid and appropriate to not only the biologist but also in the process serving an unbalance and orient to the reader. The ever-shifting relationship of the characters contributes to the uneasiness of the reader. It soon becomes clear to the biologist that there is more to what meets the eye. The psychologist is the leader of the expedition. She appears to know more than what she was saying and is always armed with phrases, which provide her with influence over the others. In some cases, she even subverts their independence. The main focus of this storyline is the examination of two landmarks, the tower which is a strange inversion of the lighthouse and the lighthouse that appears on the map of the team and appears to have been used as the scene of an exceedingly vicious assault.

With that said, this novel is not only a masterpiece but also a wonderfully created novel, which constantly demands the reader’s attention. The author’s storytelling skills are phenomenal. He not only makes use of the setting but also the plotting and character to create a growing sense of fear in the reader and also need to control the source of the fear. Despite the fact that this is a 200-page turner, the story is bigger, complex and mysterious. There are numerous small things which get mentioned in the novel, thereby making one think, there is more to it. This is an exceedingly enjoyable read in a mind-bending way.

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