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Perhaps “Errata” is a metafictional narrative about a short story assigned to Jeff VanderMeer (or a fictional version of Jeff VanderMeer) by a now-defunct literary journal (or a fictional version of a now-defunct literary journal) explicitly for the purposes of determining THE FATE OF THE WORLD. Or perhaps it’s just a story about a Siberian penguin. It is incumbent upon

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ebook, 32 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by Tor Books (first published July 14th 2010)
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Ruby  Tombstone [Uncensored or Else]
If I were to commission a short story just for myself, based on all my favourite things, this would be the result. It's like a short version of The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid/The Golden Apple/Leviathan - metafiction, conspiracies, laugh-out-loud humour, a high creepy factor and enough factual (or factual-sounding) information to make the story temptingly believable - and a penguin. A motherfucking penguin!

New. Favourite. Story.
Jess
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Perhaps "Errata" is a metafictional narrative about a short story assigned to Jeff VanderMeer (or a fictional version of Jeff VanderMeer) by a now-defunct literary journal (or a fictional version of a now-defunct literary journal) explicitly for the purposes of determining THE FATE OF THE WORLD. Or perhaps it is just a story about a Siberian penguin. It is incumbent upon you, the reader, to decide which stream of reality we are lazily floating along in.


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This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For
Essentially an exercise in strangeness. More weird than humorous, it's entire concept is essentially a conceit in "meta". It starts off seemingly random and comes together into something which at least shows a certain coherent structure, if no particular sense or logic. Liked the penguin, who seemed the most centered character in the story.
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Jeff VanderMeer's most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), all released in 2014. The series has been acquired by publishers in 15 other countries and Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions have acquired the movie rights. His Wonderbook (Abrams Image), the world's first fully illustrated, full-color creative writing guide, won ...more
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Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1) Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, #2) City of Saints and Madmen (Ambergris, #1) Acceptance (Southern Reach Trilogy, #3) Finch (Ambergris, #3)

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