By Jeff VanderMeer, MCD Books
A flying bear. A blue fox. A sea anemone/squid/pulsing glowing piece of biotech. A contaminated, post-apocalyptic world where the human species is defeated and will most certainly not inherit any future. Even in this decidedly unlivable future, VanderMeer asks us to think about how we form attachments, why we need them, and why survival might mean letting go of humanist concepts of intimacy and futurity. No one is writing fiction like VanderMeer and VanderMeer has never written a book as stunning as Borne.