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

2013 Nebula Awards Announced

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NYT Bestseller Lev Grossman with the Scoop on “The Magician’s Land”—Including Teasers

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Eleven Dark Tales: Yoko Ogawa’s “Revenge”

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“Listening for Madeleine”: An Interview with Leonard S. Marcus about L’Engle

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The Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Collections of 2012

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The Legendary John Skipp Brings Readers “Psychos”

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“The Weird” and Other Phantasmagorical Experiences

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Graphic Novel Friday: An Anomaly in Science Fiction Storytelling

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YA Wednesday: 2012 National Book Award Finalist William Alexander and His “Goblin Secrets”

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National Book Award Nominee Junot Díaz on Winning a MacArthur Genius Grant, the Joy in Writing, and “This Is How You Lose Her”

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The Hydrogen Sonata: Iain M. Banks on 25 Years of Writing Space Opera Novels

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Stephen Graham Jones and “Growing Up Dead in Texas”

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2012 British Fantasy Award Winners Include Jo Walton, Lavie Tidhar, Joe Hill, and The Weird

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Kim Stanley Robinson’s “2312”: Interplanetary Intrigue, an Epic Love Story, and an Opportunity to Build an Asteroid

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Library of America Releases “American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s”

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