The Meyer book turns out to have been sent by a pranksome VanderMeer, which I would have realized had I looked at the inscription on the title page:
For Cat Rambo -
Maybe some day you will learn not to be a HATER. Until then, SUCK EGGS you pathetic monkey-headed loser!
P.S. Rot in hell, hellspawn!!!
As it turns out, Jeff has, in addition to doing the Predator novel, been writing the Meyer books in an attempt to expunge the demons of his Mormon background. And he wears funny shoes. You’ll get yours, VanderMeer.