Jeff VanderMeer
The Steampunk User's Manual

The Steampunk User's Manual is a follow up to The Steampunk Bible that channels the same appeal through beautiful images and entertaining text while changing the emphasis. Steampunk at heart is about doing it yourself, but doing it beautifully: relying on the past, but also innovating and coming up with something original, sometimes on a gigantic scale. The Steampunk User's Manual will be the first coffee table book to truly put this DIY aspect on the page in a way that offers anyone who wants to create in the Steampunk world a myriad of ideas and approaches.

Genre/Category: Steampunk DIY
Publication Date: Spring 2014

World rights, Abrams Image

Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer's most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which prompted the New Yorker to call the author “the weird Thoreau.” The series has been acquired by publishers in 23 other countries. Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions acquired the movie rights with Alex Garland set to direct. VanderMeer’s nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post, the Atlantic.com, and the Los Angeles Times. He has also edited or coedited many iconic fiction anthologies, taught at the Yale Writers’ Conference, the Miami International Book Fair, lectured at MIT and the Library of Congress, and serves as the co-director of Shared Worlds, a unique teen writing camp located at Wofford College. He is currently working on a new novel, Borne. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, the noted editor Ann VanderMeer.