Books Jeff Vandermeer Books by Jeff Vandermeer Jeff Vandermeer has written books about: Nonfiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Jeff Vandermeer NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Mountaineer' Is A Must-Read Of Soviet Sci-Fi March 19, 2015 Brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky were at the heart of Soviet science fiction; reviewer Juan Vidal says The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is less edgy than some of their work, but still a must-read. Review Book Reviews Accepting The Strange Brilliance Of 'Acceptance' September 2, 2014 Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page. iStockphoto Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Are Trout Too Smart To Eat? And Other Surprising Questions June 15, 2014 Animals are smarter than you think and our place in the world is not as secure as you might imagine. In fact, authors Karen Joy Fowler and Jeff VanderMeer say we're living on an alien planet. Courtesy of Tor Author Interviews In This 'Almanac,' Fiction Makes The Best Time Machine April 8, 2014 The new Time Traveler's Almanac is a vast collection of chronological chronicles. Co-editor Ann VanderMeer says she was surprised to find that most time travelers just want to fix their love lives. In This 'Almanac,' Fiction Makes The Best Time Machine Listen · 3:55 3:55 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/291158092/300617982" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books The World's Smallest Time Machine Is Still Pretty Big March 19, 2014 The Time Traveler's Almanac is a gigantic new compilation of — you guessed it — stories about time travel. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says the selection of stories and authors is very nearly perfect. Review Book Reviews You'll Get Lost In The Haunted World Of 'Annihilation' February 7, 2014 Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation is the first volume in a planned trilogy about the exploration of the mysterious Area X — from which no expedition has returned unscathed. If its members return at all. Reviewer Jason Sheehan calls Annihilation "strange, clever, off-putting, maddening ... and altogether fantastic." Author Interviews Writers Illustrated: Q&A With Jeff VanderMeer, Author Of 'Wonderbook' October 31, 2013 Pop quiz: what do you get when you combine a talking penguin, a man with a bird beak for a face and an interrupting dragon? The answer, surprisingly, is a writing guide: Jeff VanderMeer's Wonderbook. VanderMeer tells NPR intern Colin Dwyer about his collaboration with illustrators and his imaginative, character-driven approach to teaching writing.