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Dead Astronauts: A Novel

By Jeff VanderMeer

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"[VanderMeer] delivers vital ferocity in this darkly transcendent novel's precisely that ferocity that makes Dead Astronauts so terrifying and so compelling." —New York Times

"This is a Russian doll of a novel, with each chapter containing worlds upon nested worlds, all of them dreamlike and dark. In this shattered landscape, VanderMeer explores urgent ideas about capitalism, greed, and natural destruction. " —Esquire


A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. A giant leviathan of a fish, centuries old, who hides a secret, remembering a past that may not be its own.

Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of the world against an all-powerful corporation. A raving madman who wanders the desert lost in the past, haunted by his own creation: an invisible monster whose name he has forgotten and whose purpose remains hidden.

Jeff VanderMeer's Dead Astronauts presents a city with no name of its own where, in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways. At stake: the fate of the future, the fate of Earth all the Earths.

By Jeff VanderMeer
Read by Emily Woo Zeller
ISBN: 9781538485743
Published: March 3, 2020

©2020 VanderMeer (P) Blackstone Audio

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