Shriek: An Afterword

Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer

Fiction - Fantasy

From the author of Annihilation, now a major motion picture Janice Shriek, ex-society figure, narrates this tale with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions. We follow the adventures of her brother Duncan, an historian obsessed with a doomed love affair, and learn of a secret that may kill or transform him. We witness a war between rival publishing houses that will change Ambergris forever. And we're introduced to the gray caps, a marginalized people armed with advanced fungal technologies, who've been waiting underground for their chance to mould the future of the city. Shriek: An Afterword by the Nebula Award winning author Jeff VanderMeer is an epic yet personal look at life, love and death in the vividly imagined city of Ambergris. And, through this tumultuous story of the family Shriek, the author shows his genius at capturing and displaying the bizarre. Praised by China Mieville, The Times, Guardian and many others, this tale relates the scandalous, heart-breaking and horrifying secret history of two squabbling siblings and their confidantes, protectors, and enemies.


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A vividly imaginative novel from Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation, a major motion picture of 2018.

Unsettling, erudite, dark, shot through with unexpected humour * China Mieville * Challenging, intelligent and downright fun * Guardian * There are touches of Borges and Nabokov as well as H. P. Lovecraft in this tale of changing fortunes and shifting relationships . . . atmospheric * The Times * Five stars . . . from an author who should be turning heads in the 'serious' literary world * BBC Focus Magazine * Unsettling, erudite, dark, shot through with unexpected humour * China Mieville * Challenging, intelligent and downright fun * Guardian * There are touches of Borges and Nabokov as well as H. P. Lovecraft in this tale of changing fortunes and shifting relationships . . . atmospheric * The Times * Five stars . . . from an author who should be turning heads in the 'serious' literary world * BBC Focus Magazine *

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. His novels include the Ambergris series, and Annihilation. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.

General Fields

  • : 9781509848140
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : January 2018
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff VanderMeer
  • : Paperback
  • : New Edition
  • : 464