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Ann VanderMeer
Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer founded the critically acclaimed Buzzcity Press and she currently serves as the fiction editor for Weird Tales, the oldest fantasy magazine in the world. Ann has partnered with her husband, author Jeff VanderMeer, on such editing projects as the World Fantasy... show more

Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer founded the critically acclaimed Buzzcity Press and she currently serves as the fiction editor for Weird Tales, the oldest fantasy magazine in the world. Ann has partnered with her husband, author Jeff VanderMeer, on such editing projects as the World Fantasy Award winning Leviathan series, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, The New Weird, Steampunk and Fast Ships, Black Sails, recently nominated for a Shirley Jackson award. A guest editor for Best American Fantasy, she also coedited The Leonardo Variations and Last Drink Bird Head anthologies.
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Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it 2 years ago
I wanted to like this steampunky-themed book of short-stories, but it tried too hard at cleverness and told essentially uninteresting stories. The text does not deliver on what the fascinating illustrations promise. I gave it 78 pages, 18 beyond my minimum 50, and gave it up.
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 4 years ago
5/6 - This book is wacky. And I mean WACKY with a capital W!! It's like a 'choose your own adventure' books crossed with a non-fiction full of footnotes. Every paragraph or so I'm flicking to the contents to find the page number for the correct section that further describes the occult item that was...
Casual Debris
Casual Debris rated it 5 years ago
For my full-length review, and reviews of individual stories, please visit Casual Debris.Guest-edited by illustrious editor Ann VanderMeer, the eighteenth Shimmer is to this date my favourite, featuring an eclectic octave of superior modern genre fiction. As though taking my comments on Shimmer 17 i...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 5 years ago
Average of 2.68 stars for all the items rounds up to 3, I suppose. Overall, rather disappointing. There are two truly excellent stories; I'd read them both before.*** Introduction - The 19th-Century Roots of Steampunk - Jess Nevins. Makes an interesting and informative connection between steampunk ...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 5 years ago
For those of you that feel a need to put this in a slot, let us call this Gothic horror surrealism. Like all good surrealism the reader is going to want to assign meaning and connection to things that are meant to be meaningless and unconnected. On the other hand there is definitely somewhat of a li...
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