The Third Bear by Jeff VanderMeer

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The award-winning short fictions in this collection highlight the voice of an inventive contemporary fantasist who has been compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka. In addition to highlights such as “The Situation,” in which a beleaguered office worker creates a child-swallowing manta ray to be used for educational purposes and “Errata,” which follows an oddly familiar writer who has marshaled a penguin, a shaman, and two pearl-handled pistols with which to plot the end of the world, this volume contains two never-before-published stories. Chimerical and hypnotic, this compilation leads readers through the postmodern into what is emerging into a new literature of the imagination.


About Jeff VanderMeer

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JEFF VANDERMEER is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and a past finalist for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy, Stoker, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Published July 15, 2010 by Tachyon Publications. 289 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Following in the wake of our season of weekly readings for Listen Here!, the New Haven Review, the New Haven Theater Company, and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven have dutifully organized a six-hour reading marathon in which we revisit the best stories of the last year, as selected by our vo...

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