Finally, a novel about weird science that's genuinely weird

Jeff VanderMeer's new novel Annihilation lures you in with a seriously intriguing mystery, then leaves you filled with incredible, delicious dread. It's the tale of an ill-fated scientific expedition to piece of coastline that has developed strange new physical properties that defy explanation. And it will make you… » 2/24/14 1:35pm 2/24/14 1:35pm

Read the mesmerizing first chapter of Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation

Legendary weird fiction writer and editor Jeff VanderMeer is back with a new trilogy, The Southern Reach, and the first novel came out last week. Called Annihilation, it's a fascinating, poetic tale of a mysterious organization that's sent a mission to explore "Area X," a chunk of Earth that has been warped into an… » 2/11/14 1:20pm 2/11/14 1:20pm

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Miss in February!

It's a frozen nightmare outside. Nothing but snowblindness and navigational hazards for miles in all directions. So it's a perfect time to escape into a book. Luckily, we've got 20 amazing science fiction and fantasy books coming out in February — here's your required reading list for the month! » 2/03/14 12:55pm 2/03/14 12:55pm

Jeff VanderMeer gets movie deal for his forthcoming Southern Reach…

Jeff VanderMeer is perhaps best known for his cult favorite Ambergris novels, including City of Saints and Madmen and Finch, which take place in a weird zone between gothic horror and political science fiction. Now he's sold a new series, the Southern Reach trilogy, to Farrar Straus and Giroux, and gotten a movie deal… » 3/28/13 2:16pm 3/28/13 2:16pm

In Jeff VanderMeer's webcomic The Situation, a fish designer plays a…

Even in post-apocalyptic world where men can transform into human resources bears and brain slugs can edit out disturbing memories, you can't escape the mindfuck that is office politics. In the webcomic adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's darkly comic story The Situation, a lowly fish designer is thrust into a world of… » 1/28/12 8:30am 1/28/12 8:30am

Charles Yu, Lauren Beukes and Cherie Priest on the Challenges and…

It's been an exciting time for anybody who wants to see Hollywood adapting some more adventurous source material. Acclaimed books by Charles Yu, Lauren Beukes and Cherie Priest have all gotten movie deals recently. Jeff VanderMeer has a great roundup of how all three authors have responded to the news — including which … » 12/29/11 6:30am 12/29/11 6:30am

The internet wasn't weird enough. But now it is. Check out The Weird…

Ann VanderMeer's award-winning tenure at Weird Tales was cut short when the magazine was bought by a new crew — but the print world's loss is the internet's gain. VanderMeer and her husband, Jeff VanderMeer, have started a new online magazine, the Weird Fiction Review, which just launched today. » 11/01/11 2:30pm 11/01/11 2:30pm

Your Chance to Own a Unique Victorian Gadget from the Cabinet of…

This strange device looks unassuming enough, but it could transform your life. For this is one of the last few remaining examples of a Mooney & Finch Somnotrope, a once-common device that has been removed from circulation. And it can be yours! » 7/15/11 8:30am 7/15/11 8:30am

The New York Times gets a new science fiction book review column

It's been a while since the New York Times Sunday Book Review had a regular science fiction book column. So it's great news that The Third Bear author (and io9 contributor) Jeff VanderMeer has launched a new, semi-regular book column called "Science Fiction Chronicle." The first outing covers a nicely diverse bunch of… » 9/09/10 9:00am 9/09/10 9:00am