Coming Home…To an Embarrassment of Riches

Jeff VanderMeer • December 15th, 2009 @ 4:00 pm • Uncategorized


(Murder by Death sent me copies of the green vinyl version of their soundtrack!)

I’m just getting back into the swing of things, and probably won’t be up-and-running for another few days, following the massive thirty-event book tour that had me on the road from October 28th until December 12th. Any guest bloggers who want to keep posting through Thursday, feel free. I’ll return Thursday afternoon with comments on books I bought while on tour, among other posts.

The book tour was awesome, and I will write about it all in depth, but for now: the embarrassment of riches that awaited me upon my return. Those riches also included Finch being on holiday year’s best lists for the Washington Post, Barnes & Noble Review, the Wall Street Journal, and San Francisco Chronicle, a blurb from Lev Grossman, full-on reviews in the LA Times and Washington Post, and an upcoming Onion AV Club feature. It also included Booklife being picked up for publication by A&C Black in the UK and several other projects I’ll talk about next week.

Anyway, below the cut you’ll find rayguns and much more…


(My contributor copies of the Halo antho, featuring the collaboration with Tessa Kum, “The Mona Lisa,” a 35k kick-ass novella.)


(British and German editions of the Vance antho featuring my “The Final Quest of the Wizard Sarnod also came in…)


(The oarsum hardcover Wasteland, with an intro I did for it.)


(Paul Jessup’s PS Publishing collection, with intro by moi.)


(New PS Publishing antho that includes my story “Detectives and Cadavers”)


(Great poster version of Jeremy Tolbert’s design, printed by Between Books)


(And, as help for Steampunk Bible research, WETA and Broadmore sent a variety of rayguns…)

15 Responses to “Coming Home…To an Embarrassment of Riches”

  1. Brian Lindenmuth says:

    I didn’t say it before but welcome back!

  2. Jonathan Wood says:

    You has raygun? You has rayguns!

    Dies from teh jealousy.

  3. Ben Julien says:

    Looks like a Dutch version of the Jack Vance, or something. Similar, but not German.

  4. jeff vandermeer says:

    erm yeah dutch. mah ‘stake

  5. Shaun Lawton says:

    “Kicking Photons in the Groin since 1887″ – !

  6. Will Hindmarch says:

    You has rayguns! Those things are glorious. I defy you not to say “pew pew.”

  7. Fabio Fernandes says:

    The green vinyls are nice – but I really wanted the rayguns!!! (It´s “De rayguns” or “Het rayguns”? Damn, I forgot my Dutch! :-)

  8. I got my copies of Glass Coffin Girls! says:

    [...] PS Publishing’s awesome showcase of my short stories (awesome review here), with an intro by Jeff Vandermeer and a cover by Darin [...]

  9. Rina Weisman says:

    Hope the box I shipped you from San Francisco has made it there safely…sent to Ann’s work.

  10. Sir Tessa says:

    Wow, if you aren’t on a looting and pillaging rampage!

    Or, you have people doing the looting and pillaging and just bringing you the booty. Same difference, marauder king.

  11. Conschobhar says:

    Happy Hanukkah!

  12. Hellbound Heart says:

    santa’s made a premature visit to your abode, by the looks of things….

    maybe if i ask santy cloooos verrrry nicely he might drop a green vinyl thingy from the heavens for me me me!!!!

    peace and love……

    ps guess who got in the shit at work today?

  13. Paul Jessup says:

    btw, thanks for the rocking intro :)

  14. Ann VanderMeer says:

    Yes, Rina – the books arrived safe and sound and we thank you for the “extras” you added!

  15. Steve Buchheit says:

    That’s an awful pretty ray-gun you gots there, Mr. VanderMeer.

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