Monday, January 09, 2006


Just got my author copies tonight! It looks excellent! And coinciding with that, a blurb for the book from Steve Erickson, one of my favorite authors, the writer who brought us Tours of the Black Clock, Arc D' X and many others.

There's a madness in Jeff VanderMeer's literary eye, and I would be a liar if I didn't admit it seems intimately familiar. VanderMeer envisions an outlaw literature of shrieks and shouts and a screaming across the sky, worth a thousand polite and respectable mutterings. I, for one, am listening.

Anyway, a very celebratory night! (Which is good, after an hour of cardio at the gym, two hours of weight lifting, and a couple of racquetball games....)

Now it's off to collapse.



At 5:13 AM, Blogger Hal Duncan said...

Got a copy through the other day. I am soooo looking forward to reading this.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger marlyat2 said...

Confetti and champagne, Jeff--and see you next week! Is Ann accompanying you? (As for me, I am not bringing the husband or the three children or the calico or the idiot Persian or the chocolate lab.)

At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Jay Tomio E. said...

Congrats!!!! Novel-length Ambergis = great anticipation!

At 11:40 AM, Anonymous Gwenda said...

Sweet! Steve Erickson is so great.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, guys--And looking forward to meeting you, Marly!

Gwenda--yeah: Although our work is very different, Erickson has been a huge influence on me. I love his stuff.

I have to say, btw, that my wife is too good to me. Flowers at the office today and champagne waiting for me tonight.


At 5:34 PM, Blogger Gigi said...

You're right, Jeff, she is too good to you :) Congratulations - can't wait for my own copy.

At 6:29 PM, Blogger Matthew Cheney said...

This is joyous enough news to make me post a comment on your blog!

At 7:55 PM, Anonymous ben peek said...

heaps cool.

At 12:28 AM, Anonymous Clare said...

Congrats Jeff - love the quote.

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Jason Erik Lundberg said...

Yay yay yay! Kick ass!

So even though I've read this already, I want to get the new, improved, and bulked up edition. Should I get the Pan Mac, or wait for the Tor hardcover?

At 11:56 AM, Blogger JeffV said...


It's much, much different from the version you read. 25,000 words added, another 20,000 revised a lot.

As for which to get--I leave that up to you. There are maybe five edits, including deleting two paragraphs, that I couldn't get done in time for the Pan Mac edition, but nothing that would ruin your reading pleasure in any way.

If I had my druthers, tons of people in the British Commonwealth would buy the Pan Mac edition and tons of people in the US/Canada would by the Tor edition.

Of course, it also depends on whether you prefer hardcovers or paperbacks.

I'll post the projected cover for the Tor edition soon, too.


At 12:59 PM, Blogger Jason Erik Lundberg said...

I prefer hardcovers, but I may not be able to wait until it's in hardcover in the US. Thinking...

Regardless, I'll definitely be snagging a copy.

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