Dimensions:7.47in x 5 x 0.88 in | 0.62 lb
Page Count:336 pages
TIMELY AND TOPICAL: Among other things, Dead Astronauts is about biological experimentation gone awry and its massive environmental consequences.
BUILDING ON THE SUCCESS OF BORNE: The Southern Reach trilogy was very much Jeff’s breakout moment, not only selling lots of copies but earning him prominent mainstream and genre coverage that perfectly positions him as the next literary crossover star, a la Neil Gaiman. Borne was perfectly (but not cynically) built to ride that momentum, and Dead Astronauts, set in the same universe, is similarly built to continue in that vein.
NETFLIX AND TELEVISION ADAPTATIONS TO COME: With the box office success of Annihilation it is no surprise that Borne has been optioned by AMC and that Jeff’s forthcoming novel, Hummingbird Salamander (M&S 2021), will be adapted by Netflix.
EXISTING FANBASE, WITH POTENTIAL TO GROW: There’s a huge opportunity to expand Jeff’s presence in the Canadian market. With a 2-book commitment and backlist reissue plans, we will be strategic in positioning and ambitious in reaching new readers/fans.
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED M&S AUTHOR: Jeff’s passion, enthusiasm, and dedication, not just to his wonderful and weird ideas, but to being an endlessly passionate activist for the environment and other things that are so important to him, make Jeff a dream author for media and events in addition to his strong social media presence.
Praise for Dead Astronauts:
“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.” —Kirkus (starred review)
Praise for Jeff VanderMeer:
“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
“Creepy and fascinating.” ―Stephen King, on The Southern Reach Trilogy
“[Jeff VanderMeer] makes the horrific beautiful.” ―Nisi Shawl, The Seattle Times, on Annihilation
“Unsettling and un-put-down-able―like an old-fashioned adventure story, only weirder, beautifully written and not at all old-fashioned.” ―Karen Joy Fowler, BookPage, on Annihilation
“More than just a horror novel; there’s something Poe-like in this tightening, increasingly paranoid focus. But where Poe kept his most vicious blows relatively oblique, VanderMeer drives them deep―albeit in a corkscrewing way that is not less cruel and exquisite.” ―N.K. Jemisin, The New York Times Book Review, on Authority