Jeff VanderMeer

Sometimes, Florida’s wild reality is stranger than fiction—from Annihilation to Judy Blume.

Fiction, fantasy, and reality in the Sunshine State. Lauren Groff talks about writing—and surviving—in Florida. The writer Carl Hiaasen tells Kurt …

Miami Beach

M.A. Griffin’s Favourite Illustrated Book – ‘Wonderbook’ by Jeff Vandermeer

I’ve not owned Jeff Vandermeer’s <i>Wonderbook</i> for more than a year or so, but it’s quickly become a go-to. I love it. If (like the me of back then) …

Books

Annihilation, Utopia, and Climate Change

“I’m not a fan of fiction that’s totally hopeless,” says Jeff VanderMeer, author of <i>Annihilation</i>, in an interview with <i>The Atlantic</i>, animated in the video above. “You find ways of documenting the world as it is, [with its] beauty, and you wind up redefining utopia and dystopia.” VanderMeer goes on to …

Utopia

Creative Writing Lecture: Jeff VanderMeer

Organized by <b>Ben Marcus</b>, Writing<p><b>Jeff VanderMeer</b>’s <i>NYT</i> bestselling trilogy, <i>Southern Reach</i> has been translated into over 30 languages and made</i> …

Creative Writing

Fiction Reading by Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer will read from his fiction.<p>Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning writer of science fiction and fantasy novels, including <i>Annihilation</i>, …

Science Fiction

Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

Creative Writing

See Jeff VanderMeer at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

<b>Jeff VanderMeer, the NYT bestselling author behind Annihilation, Borne, Wonderbook and more, will present the closing keynote at the Writer’s Digest</b> …

Creative Writing

The Best Fiction Books That Take Place At Work

Fiction has the unique power to catapult the armchair travelers among us into foreign lands: be they historical, fantastical, or maybe just really …

Books

When Will 'Annihilation' Come To Netflix U.S.? The Sci-Fi Movie Deserves To Be Seen By All

<i>Annihilation</i> is the kind of science fiction film that refuses to give you all the answers. Alex Garland's adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's novel …

Science Fiction

Pranks and Perspective

What were your favorite April Fools pranks this year? I had a few favorites from the writing world. For instance, this one from Amazon Publishing was …

Creative Writing

‘Ready Player One’ Book vs. Film: Spielberg Doesn’t Cover It All but Nails the Best Part

It’s a challenge to walk into an adaptation and keep your focus on assessing that single rendition of the story. We’re human and if you’re talking …

Steven Spielberg

Talking With Jeff VanderMeer About 'Borne,' Mothers, and Nurturing

<b>I fell in love right away with Borne. After a while, you forget that this young woman Rachel is conversing with a blob-like creature with multiple</b> …

Books

Blogging the Nebulas: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

<i>Editor’s note: The Nebula Awards are often described as the Academy Awards of SFF literature. Like the Oscar, the Nebula is voted on by the</i> …

Books

The 'Annihilation' Movie Contained A Small But Significant Literary Easter Egg You Probably Missed

To say that the film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's <i>Annihilation</i>is visually stimulating is like saying, "Sure, there's some magic stuff in Harry …

Natalie Portman

'Annihilation' is the perfect movie for Lent

The new sci-fi flick <i>Annihilation</i> is an intense, spiritual exploration of death and despair. That makes the film a fitting guide for Lent, a time to …

Opinion

Author finds her ideas on what next to read on Instagram

Samantha Irby made her name on the Web with her irreverent blog, “Bitches Gotta Eat,” which has given her plenty of fodder for three best-selling …

Books

New Tolkien Series Could Shatter Budget Records

Having acquired the (extremely expensive) rights to re-adapt <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, Amazon Studios has doubled down with a production budget of a quarter billion dollars – this means the series is on track to become the most expensive TV series ever made. There is speculation that it will serve as a …

Marlon Bundo

New books piling up, reviews go unwritten

It's probably impossible to determine how many books are published each year. You go looking for the answer, you're likely to find widely divergent …

Books

Al Gore Does His Best Ralph Waldo Emerson - Issue 58: Self

There was no single job title for those who practiced science prior to 1834. Naturalists, philosophers, and savans tramped around collecting …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Watching 'Annihilation' at home versus the cinema

Alex Garland wrote <i>28 Days Later, Sunshine</i> and <i>Dredd</i>, establishing his bona fides as a master of blending horror and mind-bending sci-fi. He then wrote and directed <i>Ex Machina</i>, which propelled him into an elite fraternity of directors producing smart, arty films that stick with you long after you …

Science Fiction

Apocalypse Soon

<i>The reason climate fiction is not a subset of science fiction = you do not need a speculative element to write climate fiction. This should be</i> …

Books

Annihilation | Natalie Portman sci-fi thriller gives us startling images and plenty to ponder

<b>Fear What’s Inside.</b><p>Like the recent <i>Ghostbusters</i> remake but without the laughs, Alex Garland’s existential sci-fi horror thriller <i>Annihilation</i> pitches …

Television (UK)

Why Hollywood movie Annihilation went straight to Netflix

<i>Annihilation</i> had it all. Big-name stars like Oscar winner Natalie Portman, <i>Star Wars</i>’ Oscar Isaac, <i>The Hateful Eight</i>’s Jennifer Jason Leigh, <i>Thor:</i> …

Box Office

Tallahassee Is Only 30 Minutes from 'Annihilation'

Step into the "The Shimmer."<p>On the Florida panhandle near the Gulf of Mexico, there’s a landscape so mystifying and diverse, so beautiful and …

Culture

Gaze in Wonder at 15 of the Most Breathtaking Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

Life as we know is over in the transmogrified plot of real estate where <i>Annihilation</i> happens. It’s the latest scifi movie that shows how the end of …

Science Fiction

Annihilation is a modern master class in sci-fi slow burn

<i>Annihilation</i> is not a sci-fi film for the restless mind.<p>The latest project from Alex Garland is resemblant of what made some of his earlier sci-fi …

Science Fiction

Why can't we forget Lovecraft?

When HP Lovecraft wrote the definition of the genre he more-or-less invented, he did it with the understanding that weird fiction was always going to …

Literature

"World War Z 2" Delayed, "Silver Lake" Sets Date

Paramount Pictures has reportedly delayed (yet again) principal photography on the David Fincher-directed “World War Z” sequel following this week’s …

Construction

"Valley Girl" Remake Pulled From Schedule

MGM has reportedly pulled Rachel Lee Goldenberg’s musical remake of iconic 1983 rom-com “Valley Girl” from its release schedule. Originally slated …

Blade Runner

Beatty, Dunaway To Present Top Oscar Again

Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?<p>Just over a month ago we revealed that <b>WWE</b> Superstars <b>John Cena</b> and <b>Nikki Bella</b> broke up ( you can click …

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