where lies the strangling fruit...Area X - The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer

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Roadside Picnic also does a very good and odd thing of Hard-Bitten Capitalism running up hard against the Ineffable, which Area X is not interested in.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:00 (one year ago) link

I've heard Vandermeer has been annoyed about the association and insisted on a whole other bunch of influences which he listed in the books?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 25 May 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

have you got a link for that? i enjoyed the books, tho the first the most, which combined organic/psychic/linguistic fear (that last important) with mystery and inconclusiveness.

roadside picnic is obv wonderful but as JM says doing something different. v working class, v making use of new technologies in a commercial way. area x is an environmental threat and a biologically uncertain zone.

Fizzles, Friday, 25 May 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link

it feels odd that he shd get so antsy about it. that said, authors and stuff they’ve written. it’s a sensitive matter (and in fact i sympathise having gone off the deep end at someone who i felt had ripped me off. i mean i was right but i was rong)

Fizzles, Friday, 25 May 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

I cant find what he said. Maybe it was on twitter

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 25 May 2018 19:41 (one year ago) link


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