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TOD 011: Jeff VanderMeer: Some of the Creatures That We Met Along the Way…

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents Jeff VanderMeer reading from his new novel Borne and in conversation with Ann VanderMeer and Scott Nicolay at Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station, California. This episode of The Outer Dark was recorded live on Monday May 15, 2017.

Show Notes

(00:01:55) This episode of The Outer Dark features Jeff VanderMeer reading from his critically acclaimed new novel Borne and in conversation with Ann VanderMeer and Scott Nicolay (00:20:37) at Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station, CA), the May 15 stop on his national signing “road show” for his critically acclaimed novel Borne. Jeff and Ann introduce audience members to “Mord” and other traveling companions and divulge the secret origin of Jeff’s 27 bird feeders, as well as discussing Fred the Weed and other online personas, inexplicable displacements, Jeff’s obsessions with flora and fauna, his interpretations of “disgusting” and “beautiful,” the upcoming Annihilation movie, his women protagonists, Jeff and Ann’s next Big editing collaboration The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, and much more.

Coverage of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird will resume on the next episode of The Outer Dark. Thank you as always to our show sponsor, Rabbits podcast (0:01:05 & 0:56:08).

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Additional Links

“There’s No Escape From Contamination Above the Toxic Sea,” a review of Borne by Wai Chee Dimock, New York Times Book Review, May 5, 2017

“Ecology Without Nature,” a blog by Timothy Morton

“The Expanding Borders of Area X: Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach in the Context of a Weird Renaissance” by Scott Nicolay, Weird Fiction Review, Nov. 21, 2014

Show Credits

Host/Executive Producer: Scott Nicolay

Co-Host, News From the Weird: Justin Steele

Associate Producer/Show Notes: Anya Martin

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin


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