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: 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.)