Books

Jeff VanderMeer • April 13th, 2009 @ 8:25 pm • Book Reviews


(growing a beard is easy, except for those not trying hard enough, erm, trying hard enough, actually)


(Polish Playboy harmless for its type–more like Men’s Health mixed with EW mixed with, er, Playboy.)


(someone doesn’t belong)

12 Responses to “Books”

  1. Zak Jarvis says:

    Dude! You’ve got a Playboy photospread!

    I bet you never imagined that’d happen. Is there a picture of you by the fire with a big scarf?

  2. josh says:

    Looks like you forgot to bring a firearm to the photo shoot, eh? Well, now you know for next time.

  3. Alex Carnegie says:

    “I just read it for the book reviews…”

  4. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Seriously, this is the most harmless gentleman’s mag I’ve ever seen, not that I’m claiming to have seen any. I wouldn’t post photos of it otherwise, frankly. Wish I could tell the stories of the various bizarre sexually explicit things that’ve been shoved my way on book tours, though. Someday.

    Meanwhile: please focus yer eyeball thingees on: Joanna Russ book, Star Wars pop out book, J. Robert Lennon collection, etc.

  5. Matt Staggs says:

    I hope you’re not the centerfold model!

  6. Ennis Drake says:

    Jeff, I noticed the heading “Nowa Fantastyka” in one of the Playboy photos. I’ve submitted work there . . . what’s your experience with the publication been like? Or is that bit completely unrelated?

    I’m digging on that Moribito II cover. And the Tim Lebbon title is total eye candy; never read him, but if I saw that on the shelf it’d be mine.

  7. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Hey–that’s probably an excerpt from City of Saints they published in Nowa. I haven’t seen it or directly submitted to it.

  8. Marty Stephenson says:

    I think I’ll pick up ‘The Language of Bees’.

  9. Michael says:

    Is there a Gray Cap centerfold in that Playboy?

  10. Larry says:

    I read the Satrapi book (Chicken with Plums) this past weekend and it reminded me of Maus in a good way, without any slavish imitation there. Now I want to read her Persepolis stories sometime. Do want to read the Mendlesohn book on Russ sometime – whose the publisher? I wonder what connection, if any, Goats have with Typewriters, though.

    I guess we all should be thankful you didn’t appear in the Polish edition of Playgirl? :P

  11. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Larry: I think the Russ is from the same publishers as that German writer antho.

  12. Larry says:

    Wesleyan? Cool, I might write to them and ask for a review copy soon, then.

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