Shriek: An Afterword (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Jul 10, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
18 Reviews
An epic yet personal look at several decades of life, love, and death in the imaginary city of Ambergris--previously chronicled in Jeff VanderMeer's acclaimed City of Saints & Madmen--Shriek: An Afterword relates the scandalous, heartbreaking, and horrifying secret history of two squabbling siblings and their confidantes, protectors, and enemies.

Narrated with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions by ex-society figure Janice Shriek, this afterword presents a vivid gallery of characters and events, emphasizing the adventures of Janice's brother Duncan, a historian obsessed with a doomed love affair and a secret that may kill or transform him; a war between rival publishing houses that will change Ambergris forever; and the gray caps, a marginalized people armed with advanced fungal technologies who have been waiting underground for their chance to mold the future of the city.

Part academic treatise, part tell-all biography, after this introduction to the Family Shriek, you'll never look at history in quite the same way again.

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And a sensible writer might write this story. - Goodreads
For me the plot's slight failing, is in the ending. - Goodreads
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Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

In terms of creativity and inventive ideas it is very difficult to find fault with Shriek: An Afterword. Jeff Vandermeer is the kind of writer that makes a mockery of many a critics' opinion that ... Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

Three years ago I read City of Saints and Madmen, and added Vandermeer to the pile of authors who have a great imagination and some degree of talent, but who have a tendency to ramble on about boring ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
15
Section 3
43
Section 4
54
Section 5
74
Section 6
112
Section 7
162
Section 8
177
Section 11
230
Section 12
252
Section 13
261
Section 14
326
Section 15
340
Section 16
341
Section 17
347
Section 18
348

Section 9
195
Section 10
197
Section 19
349
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Jeff VanderMeer is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, as well as a past finalist for the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His books have made the best-of lists of Publishers Weekly, Publishers News, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Weekly, Locus, SF Site, and many others. His short fiction has appeared in several year's best anthologies. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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