I’m a massive Jeff VanderMeer fan. His Southern Reach trilogy is one of my all-time favorite series, as are his Ambergris novels. That said, he’s not for everyone. I know that—I accept that. His brand of “new weird” can be pretty far-out a lot of the time, especially when he veers into a more literary writing style. So, when I heard of Hummingbird Salamander, I was surprised that he was leaning more mainstream with this near-future eco-thriller. I couldn’t help but think, how this was going to straddle the line between his longtime fans and those who were new to his work and/or intimidated by it? And the result? VanderMeer does manage to straddle that line effectively, telling an overall great story with a few hiccups and stumbles along the way.
Hello all, and welcome to FanFiAddict’s monthly list aimed at the impressionable youth! I mean, aimed at setting your vision globes in the general direction of some forthcoming Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror books that we are full of beans about. So, without further ado, take a look at the list below and get your wallets ready to order some new books.