Limited Editions

Limited edition hardcovers of Jeff VanderMeer's Monstrous Creatures are currently available for $45 apiece. Limited to 100 copies, each signed by the author, this edition has a custom dust jacked designed by Jeremy Zerfoss and contains bonus unpublished material.

Monstrous Creatures TOC

SF Signal has posted the full table of contents for Jeff VanderMeer's Monstrous Creatures.

Zero Degree of Meaning Tour

GDB author D. Harlan Wilson has been traveling around the U.S., Canada and Europe on the Zero Degree of Meaning Tour to promote the release of his upcoming novel, Codename Prague. He was in California in late December and took a break from the novel to read from Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction. He keeps a log of the ZDMT on his blog. Read about it here.

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Goodreads Giveaway

There is an ongoing giveaway for D. Harlan Wilson's work of science fiction criticism, Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction, at Goodreads. It's free to enter your name into the running. Five winners will receive a copy signed by the author in March.

Monstrous Creatures

We are proud to announce that Jeff VanderMeer's Monstrous Creatures: Explorations of Fantasy through Essays, Articles & Reviews will debut in San Francisco on March 11 at FOGcon, where VanderMeer will serve as a Guest of Honor.

Here is the cover description of the book:

An entertaining, eclectic chronicle of modern fantastical fiction, Monstrous Creatures delivers incisive commentary, reviews, and essays pertaining to permutations of the monstrous, whether it’s other people’s monsters, personal monsters, or monstrous thoughts. A two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, Jeff VanderMeer is one of speculative fiction’s foremost voices. For the past 20 years, he has not only written weird literary fiction translated into 20 languages, but written about it extensively, influencing the way people think about fantasy through reviews in major papers like The Washington Post and The New York Times, as well as through interviews, thoughtful essays, blog posts, teaching, and guest-speaking. Monstrous Creatures, a follow-up to his 2004 nonfiction collection Why Should I Cut Your Throat?, collects all of his major nonfiction from the past five years, including such controversial pieces as “The Romantic Underground,” “The Triumph of the Good,” and “The Language of Defeat." Interviews with writers like Margo Lanagan and China MiĆ©ville are an added bonus, creating a dialogue with VanderMeer’s own interpretations of the monstrous in the fantastical.

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