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Borne (#1 Borne)

Jeff VanderMeer

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4TH ESTATE
03 March 2018
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; Future Society; Dystopia; Monsters Fantasy
Series: Borne
A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR The dark, dangerous, funny and uplifting new novel from the author of Annihilation, the inspiration for the major motion picture directed by Alex Garland.

'Neither of us had control of our monsters anymore' In a ruined city of the future, Rachel scavenges a strange creature from the fur of a despotic bear.

She names him Borne.

He reminds her of her homeland lost to rising seas, but her lover Wick is intent on rendering him down as raw material for the special drugs he sells. Nothing is quite what it seems, and if Wick is hiding secrets, so too is Rachel - and Borne most of all.
By:   Jeff VanderMeer
Imprint:   4TH ESTATE
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   260g
ISBN:   9780008159214
ISBN 10:   0008159211
Series:   Borne
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   03 March 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor, and the author most recently of the New York Timesbestselling Southern Reach Trilogy. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America's American Fantastic Tales and multiple year's-best anthologies. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.

Reviews for Borne (#1 Borne)

`Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with Borne he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it's a thorough marvel' Colson Whitehead `Jeff VanderMeer's deeply strange and brilliant new novel extends the meditation on the central question of non-human sentience in his earlier work ... No one writes a post-apocalyptic landscape like VanderMeer, so detailed and strange in all its lineaments and topography' Neel Mukherjee, Guardian `As Borne grows and evolves, so develops a weird family dynamic in a novel that is as much of a fascinating hybrid as its title character, both an enthralling fantasy adventure and a bleak eco-dystopic admonition' James Lovegrove, Financial Times `From being a very successful SF writer, VanderMeer will become mainstream - and Borne is full of signs that he is already thinking ahead of that easy transition, and perhaps subverting it' Toby Litt for New Statesman `Borne is a fantastic read, a vivid vision of an apocalyptic future that defies expectations and challenges any preconceptions as to how events are going to unfold. It can be disturbing at times - there are some chilling moments that wouldn't be out of place in a horror novel - but it's a book that ultimately transcends genre, offering its reader a range of emotions and a finale that provides more than one twist, all of which should be applauded. Rachel's story is one that will stay in the memory for a long time; VanderMeer shares her hopes and dreams with us, as well as her failures and concerns, making Borne an intimate portrayal that appeals on a multitude of levels' Starburst


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