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Dead Astronauts

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Hardcover, MCD × FSG, 2019
Releases 12/03/19
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Jeff VanderMeer

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A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. A giant leviathan of a fish, centuries old, who hides a secret, remembering a past that may not be its own. Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of the world against an all-powerful corporation. A raving madman who wanders the desert lost in the past, haunted by his own creation: an invisible monster whose name he has forgotten and whose purpose remains hidden.

Jeff VanderMeer's Dead Astronauts presents a City with no name of its own where, in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways. At stake: the fate of the future, the fate of Earth—all the Earths.

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  • “Unsettling and un-put-down-able—like an old-fashioned adventure story, only weirder, beautifully written and not at all old-fashioned.”

    KAREN JOY FOWLER, BookPage, on Annihilation“More than just a horror novel; there’s something Poe-like in this tightening, increasingly paranoid focus. But where Poe kept his most vicious blows relatively oblique, VanderMeer drives them deep—albeit in a corkscrewing way that is not less cruel and exquisite.”
  • “[Jeff VanderMeer] makes the horrific beautiful.”

    NISI SHAWL, The Seattle Times, on Annihilation
  • “Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with Borne he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it’s a thorough marvel.”

    COLSON WHITEHEAD“Creepy and fascinating.”
  • "VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet."

    Kirkus (starred review)
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