9th Ave: Jeff VanderMeer and Robin Sloan

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

Green Apple Books on the Park & SF in SF present Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy, reading and discussing his new novel, Borne, with Robin Sloan.

 

 

Praise for Jeff VanderMeer:

 

“I'm loving The Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. Creepy and fascinating.” ―Stephen King on the Southern Reach trilogy

 

“Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with Borne he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it's a thorough marvel.” ―Colson Whitehead

 

“If J.J. Abrams-style by-the-numbers stories of shadowy organizations and science magic have let you down one too many times, then Annihilation will be more like a revelation. VanderMeer peels back the skin of the everyday, and gives you a glimpse of a world where science really is stretching the bounds of our knowledge--sometimes to the point where we can't ever be the same . . . [Annihilation] will make you believe in the power of science mysteries again.” ―Annalee Nevitz, io9

 

About Borne:

 

In a ruined, nameless city of the future, Rachel makes her living as a scavenger. She finds a creature she names Borne entangled in the fur of Mord, a gigantic despotic bear that once prowled the corridors of a biotech firm, the Company, until he was experimented on, grew large, learned to fly, and broke free. Made insane by the company’s torture of him, Mord terrorizes the city even as he provides sustenance for scavengers.

 

At first, Borne looks like nothing at all—just a green lump that might be a discard from the Company, which, although severely damaged, is rumored to still make creatures and send them to far-distant places that have not yet suffered collapse.

 

Borne reminds Rachel of the island nation of her birth, now long lost to rising seas. She feels an attachment that she resents: attachments are traps, and in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet when she takes Borne to her subterranean sanctuary, Rachel convinces her lover, Wick—a special kind of dealer—not to render down Borne as raw genetic material for the drugs he sells.

 

But nothing is quite the way it seems: not the past, not the present, not the future. If Wick is hiding secrets, so is Rachel—and Borne most of all. What Rachel finds hidden deep within the Company will change everything and everyone. There, lost and forgotten things have lingered and grown. What they have grown into is mighty indeed.

 

Borne Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374115241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: MCD - April 25th, 2017

Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374261177
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Published: Fsg Originals - November 18th, 2014

In time for the holidays, a single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.
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"Annihilation "is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, "Authority "is the second, and "Acceptance" is the third.


Annihilation Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 4th, 2014

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another.


Authority Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104108
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 6th, 2014

After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach.


Acceptance Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104115
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 2nd, 2014

It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it--the Southern Reach--has collapsed on itself in confusion.


The Big Book of Science Fiction Cover Image
By Jeff VanderMeer (Editor), Ann VanderMeer (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101910092
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Published: Vintage - July 12th, 2016

Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time--past, present, and future


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador USA - September 24th, 2013

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, "Los Angeles Times," and "San Francisco Chronicle"
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