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Excursions into the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror

by Jeff VanderMeer


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Paperback; Dimensions (in inches): 6 x 9
Release Date: October 2004
ISBN: 1-932265-11-2
List Price: $15.95

WHY SHOULD I CUT YOUR THROAT? is an engaging, sometimes controversial look at the worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror from a man with almost two decades of experience as a reviewer, fiction writer, and editor. The reviews, interviews, essays, and articles collected herein are insightful and entertaining, sure to appeal to the casual reader and the hardcore genre fan alike. Written from the perspective of a writer, not an academic, the work is lively and engaging, full of humor and sharp observations. New Journalism-style reports from conventions and book tours provide an often hilarious insiderís view of the genre.

JEFF VANDERMEER, winner of two prestigious World Fantasy Awards, has had his fiction and nonfiction published in ten languages in twenty countries. He has been a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the British Fantasy Award. His nonfiction has appeared in, among others, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, the latest Nebula Awards anthology, and The New York Review of SF. Books by VanderMeer have made the yearís best lists of The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Weekly,, Publishers Weekly, Publishers News, and Locus magazine. recently called his work "Darkly distinctive. Not to be missed!" He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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