Fans of fantastically strange and innovative fiction are in for a treat. We’ve partnered up with the Philadelphia Free Library to bring you an evening of with the award-winning author of The Southern Reach Trilogy, Jeff VanderMeer. On September 25, Jeff will be reading from his new book Acceptance, telling stories about various animal encounters, answering questions, discussing owl facts, and signing books.
Also, to celebrate the release of the final volume of The Southern Reach Trilogy, The Academy of Natural Science is bringing along a live owl!
Jeff VanderMeer is the NYT Bestselling and three-time World Fantasy Award winning author of numerous novels and short stories. From Veniss Underground and City of Saints and Madmen, to Wonderbook and The Southern Reach Trilogy, VanderMeer has irrevocably changed the face of fantastic fiction. In addition to his own work, he, along with his wife Ann, have published numerous anthologies that can only be described as definitive overviews of their respective genres.
The Southern Reach Trilogy is made up of Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance. Each novel follows the eerie happenings after a calamity strikes a piece of coastline, changing the ecology, causing madness and death to the people who enter Area X. But all is not what it seems, the government agency tasked to investigate the event is rotting from the inside, Area X itself is preparing for its next move, and there is something endlessly writing on the walls of an underground tower. The Southern Reach Trilogy is the finest example of innovative and transformative fiction I’ve read all year. It dances maddening circles around your brain while while musing on the complex interactions going on within nature. And it is simply a damn good tale.
Join us at the Free Library on September 25 and enjoy an evening with Jeff VanderMeer. If you can’t make it to the event but have a question for Jeff, please leave it below in the comments section. The Free Library will be releasing a podcast and you’ll be able to hear all of Jeff’s answers on there.
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Oh, and take selfies with an owl. Let’s get #OwlSelfies trending that night.
Geekadelphia Presents: An Evening with Jeff VanderMeer
Where: Philadelphia Free Library, 1901 Vine Street
When: September 25 @ 7:30pm
This is a FREE event!