Jeff VanderMeer: The End of All Things?
When he first came to Edinburgh some years ago to discuss his speculative eco thriller Annihilation, we suspected that Jeff VanderMeer would become one of the best-respected science fiction authors of his age. What we didn’t realise was that Cli-Fi (climate-fiction) would become one of the fastest growing genres in publishing. VanderMeer, who grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, makes a long-awaited return to the Book Festival to present his latest novel, Hummingbird Salamander.
It’s a book which wraps profound questions about climate change and the world we live in, into a tightly plotted and fast-paced thriller full of unexpected twists and elaborate conspiracy. This is VanderMeer – three times winner of the World Fantasy Award – at his brilliant, cinematic best.
He is joined by Scottish writer Heather Parry to dive headlong into a weird world of subterfuge and intrigue.