Good news from lists past and future: last week, Jeff VanderMeer’s Authority landed on EW’s Must List alongside the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” (“the non-superheroes superhero series”) finale and Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and on Sunday the Southern Reach Trilogy will make its debut on the New York Times bestseller list.
It will look like this!
Authority is also the #1 Trade Paperback on Locus Magazine’s bestseller list, an Amazon Best of the Month pick for May, and a GQ “Book You Need to Know” (keeping good company with some of FSG’s hardcover standouts, Rivka Galchen’s American Innovations and Michael Cunningham’s The Snow Queen). Michael Silverblatt (who calls the book “really unbearably exciting”) interviewed Jeff for KCRW’s Bookworm and RapGenius ran an annotated excerpt. (If you missed Jeff’s annotation for Annihilation, that’s up too.)
Sophomore slump, please.