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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link
I cant find what he said. Maybe it was on twitter
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 25 May 2018 19:41 (two years ago) link