Stock Image

SHRIEK: AN AFTERWORD

VanderMeer, Jeff.

1,256 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0765314657 / ISBN 13: 9780765314659
Published by Tor., NY:, 2006
From Kathmandu Books (Winter Park, FL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since December 30, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. This copy signed by VanderMeer. Shriek promotional postcard and coaster laid in. A fine copy in a near dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 26097

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: SHRIEK: AN AFTERWORD

Publisher: Tor., NY:

Publication Date: 2006

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st US edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

An epic yet personal look at several decades of life, love, and death in the imaginary city of Ambergris--previously chronicled in Jeff VanderMeer's acclaimed City of Saints & Madmen--Shriek: An Afterword relates the scandalous, heartbreaking, and horrifying secret history of two squabbling siblings and their confidantes, protectors, and enemies.

Narrated with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions by ex-society figure Janice Shriek, this afterword presents a vivid gallery of characters and events, emphasizing the adventures of Janice's brother Duncan, a historian obsessed with a doomed love affair and a secret that may kill or transform him; a war between rival publishing houses that will change Ambergris forever; and the gray caps, a marginalized people armed with advanced fungal technologies who have been waiting underground for their chance to mold the future of the city.

Part academic treatise, part tell-all biography, after this introduction to the Family Shriek, you'll never look at history in quite the same way again.

From the Back Cover:

Shriek: An Afterword is the first novel set in Ambergris, World Fantasy-award winning author Jeff VanderMeer's best-loved setting.

Praise for Shriek: An Afterword

"Here is a desert island book, a tale you can lose yourself in for days, a novel of character in which the setting--the magnificently gritty city-state named Ambergris--proves as the light fails to be the finest character of all."
--Gene Wolfe

"There's a madness in Jeff VanderMeer's literary eye, and I would be a liar if I didn't admit it seems intimately familiar. VanderMeer envisions an outlaw literature of shrieks and shouts and a screaming across the sky, worth a thousand polite and respectable mutterings. I, for one, am listening."
--Steve Erickson

"An enthralling book which takes you into the vivid and superbly-realised world of Ambergris. It is in turn unsettling, moving and thrilling--with passages of writing that can be dryly funny on one page . . . and beautiful on the next."
--Clare Dudman

"Jeff VanderMeer is an extraordinary writer. His vision of Ambergris is passionate, beautiful, complex, terrifying. What is remarkable about Shriek: An Afterword is the way it combines such surreal imagery with intensely human feeling. He writes about real people--about the real world."
--Tamar Yellin

Praise for City of Saints and Madmen: The Book of Ambergris

"Somewhere at the intersection of pulp and Surrealism, drawing on the very best of both traditions, is Jeff VanderMeer's Ambergris. Unsettling, erudite, dark, shot through with unexpected humour, the stories engross and challenge endlessly. Ambergris is one of my favourite haunts in fiction."
--China Miéville on City of Saints and Madmen
"A rare treasure, to be tasted with both relish and respect. It is the work of an original. It's what you've been looking for."
--Michael Moorcock

"Beautifully written, virtually hallucinatory work... connoisseurs of the finest in postmodern fantasy will find it enormously rewarding."
--Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

Praise for Jeff VanderMeer

"Secret Life, an utter dazzlement, demonstrates one of this literary era's defining truths, that in the hands of a brilliant writer like Jeff VanderMeer, writing fantasy can be a means of serious artistic expression. In VanderMeer's hands, it is also playful, poignant, and utterly, wildly, imaginative."
--Peter Straub

"Veniss Underground is full of beautiful sentences, black humor and terrible wonders ... it marks VanderMeer as a novelist to be reckoned with."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Kathmandu Books specializes in Modern First Editions with an emphasis on Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction and Literature. We can also special order books including most small press titles in the U.S. and U.K. Want Lists Accepted.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

VISA / MasterCard / American Express, Personal Checks, Money Orders and PayPal accepted. Books can be held for 10 days pending payment. Books will be shipped via media rate unless otherwise requested. Rates are $3.99 for the first book plus $1.50 for each additional book. Priority rates are $10.50 for the first book plus $3.50 for each additional book. Overseas rates are slightly higher and will be quoted on an individual basis. Florida residents must also include 7% sales tax. All books can be ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal