City of Saints and Madmen

Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer

Fiction - Fantasy

From the author of Annihilation, now a major motion picture In the city of Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he's imagined a city called Ambergris, invented its every last detail, and that he's really from a place called Chicago. Ambergris is a cruelly beautiful metropolis - a haven for artists and thieves, for composers and murderers. And once there, anything can happen. These tales of Ambergris include the World Fantasy Award-winning novella, The Transformation of Martin Lake. From Jeff VanderMeer, an author praised by writers such as Laren Beukes, China Mieville and Michael Moorcock, City of Saints and Madmen is by turns sensuous and terrifying. This collection of four linked novellas is the perfect introduction to VanderMeer's vividly imagined worlds.


Product Information

A collection of short stories by acclaimed fantasy author Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation which is a major motion picture of 2018. Includes the World Fantasy Award winning novella The Transformation of Martin Lake.

Unsettling, erudite, dark ... Ambergris is one of my favourite haunts in fiction * China Mieville * This is fiction to stand alongside that of Calvino and Borges * Guardian * VanderMeer keeps going deeper, and finding new forms of gold * Locus * Beautifully written, virtually hallucinatory work . . . enormously rewarding * Publishers Weekly * Unsettling, erudite, dark ... Ambergris is one of my favourite haunts in fiction * China Mieville * This is fiction to stand alongside that of Calvino and Borges * Guardian * VanderMeer keeps going deeper, and finding new forms of gold * Locus * Beautifully written, virtually hallucinatory work . . . enormously rewarding * Publishers Weekly *

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America's American Fantastic Tales and multiple year's best anthologies. He writes non-fiction for the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, among others. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife. His other novels include Annihilation and the Southern Reach trilogy.

General Fields

  • : 9781509848157
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : December 2017
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff VanderMeer
  • : Paperback
  • : New Edition
  • : English
  • : 813
  • : 704