Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

What to even say about this novel except that I’ve been waiting for it for fucking ages?

Some facts for you:

Fact: Jeff VanderMeer is my favourite living science fiction author.

Fact: He’s also great to follow on Twitter.

Fact: He feeds his cats scrambled eggs every morning for breakfast. Let me repeat that: he scrambles eggs every morning for his cats.

Fact: Jeff VanderMeer’s last books (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance, which comprise the Southern Reach trilogy) are fucking genius.

Fact: I purchased three copies of Annihilation last Christmas to give to three different people because I want to make the whole world read his books.

Fact: I first heard word of this new novel about a year ago.

Fact: This novel stars a strong female protagonist, a post-apocalyptic landscape, and a terrifying, mutant bear which may or may not fly.

Fact: I started seeing people with ARCs three or four months ago and I seethed with jealousy and am still seething with jealousy.

Fact: I finally got my hot little hands on a copy this week.

Fact: JUST LOOK AT HOW HE SIGNS HIS BOOKS WHY DOES HIS BOOK TOUR NOT COME TO CANADA. YOU’RE KILLING ME, JEFF.

(Image via @LouisBayard on Twitter. Lucky bastard.)

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