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Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer
Format: Print book
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Availability: 30 copies available, 760 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Nov 04 - Nov 20, 2019
Countries available: Canada
A sequel or continuation to the magnificent Borne this is not, yet it goes deep into that world. While Borne was a story with some trippy elements, this feels like a hallucinogenic trip with some elements of story. Told from the perspective of many narra ...more
it's been fixed
like, the audio was published last year... that paperback comes out next year.
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Just finished Borne and loved it! Soooo ready to dive in!!
A sincere thank you to MCDxFSG for sending me a copy of this book! I read Annihilation about two years ago and really enjoyed VanderMeer's writing so I'm really excited to read more of his work!! :D
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Personally, I'm a fan of weird fiction. Bring on the bizarre, baby. Especially if it builds onto the world of the Company and the dead astronauts, and the strange manipulated creatures that haunt the tidal pools and holding ponds and desert lands.
nothing. what a nothing you made out of the world you were given.jeff vandermeer's new novel, dead astronauts, is ethereal, atmospheric, nebulous, and transmogrifying. at once allusive and elusive, this curious, ambitious tale stretches boundaries of both storytelling and reality. vandermeer's prose is frequently enchanting, his images often vivid and striking, yet dead astronauts has perhaps too slack a tether.
If there is such a thing as environmental horror, this is it.
But no, that's not quite right, because this isn't really horror. It's more like... despair. Is despair a genre?
But no, that's not it either, because sprinkled in these pages of a ruined, poisoned world, is hope. Just a bit, but enough.
I've been a fan of Jeff VanderMeer for a long time, ever since Annihilation made its way onto the scene. Since then I' ...more
I’ve enjoyed all the Jeff VanderMeer books, but “Dead Astronauts” blows them all away. Poetic, lyrical, lush, cryptic, strange, hopeful, despairing, critical, alliterative verse-prose, heart-breaking, passionate, horrifying: this book has all of this and more.
VanderMeer takes a more powerful than ever environmental stance in “Dead Astronauts,” showing the active decay of the earth through the eyes of a quantum blue fox. At times the various narra ...more
If you're looking for a quick, easy, entertaining read, stop right here.
This book is not that.
The story forces you to slow down. Think. Reflect. Delve. Ponder. Scratch your head. Maybe wonder what the hell you've gotten yourself into.
Some of it won't make sense. Until maybe it does. Or never will.
Some of it is so beautifully written, you'll re-read the passa ...more
I enjoyed this overall. It's a very surreal read at times (I haven't read Borne, so I'm probably missing some context). Parts of it reminded me a bit of This is How You Lose the Time War. I do wish it spent a bit more time on Chen, Grayson, and Moss