Jeff VanderMeer
Omnivoracious Editor
Jeff VanderMeer's sense of adventure is so strong that as a kid he hoped he'd lose his eye in a tragic accident so he could wear a pirate patch. Maybe that's why as an adult he likes fantasy, SF, horror, magic realism, slipstream, interstitial, and whatever-you're-calling-it-over-smokes-and-coffee-this-morning. An author inspired by everything from Nabokov through Hindu superhero comics and Hong Kong cult action films, he has been known to write about squid, frogs, and fungus. Once, he wanted to be a marine biologist, but only so he could putter around in tidal pools.

Recent posts by Jeff

Warren Ellis and His “Dead Pig Collector”

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2013 World Fantasy Award Finalists Include N.K. Jemisin, Graham Joyce, and Ursula K. Le Guin

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Bestseller Kim Harrison on “Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond”

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“Scatter, Adapt, and Remember”: Annalee Newitz on Her Favorite Mass Extinction, Burrowing Herbivores, and More

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Translation as an Act of Love: Ursula K. Le Guin and Squaring the Circle

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Bestselling Fantasy Author Raymond E. Feist on Thirty Years of Writing

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Multiple-Nominee Elizabeth Bear on the Locus Awards

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What They Were Reading: Sofia Samatar, Author of “A Stranger in Olondria”

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Brian Francis Slattery on Winning the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award

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2013 Hugo Award Finalists Announced: Do You Have a Favorite?

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2012 Philip K. Dick Award Finalists Weigh in on PKD and the Competition

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The Mysteries Behind Gwenda Bond's Blackwood

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2012 Tiptree Award Winners Announced

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Mad Scientist Cage Match: Which Talented Weirdo Will You Champion?

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Bestselling Author Julianna Baggott Returns with “Fuse”

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