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Veniss Underground

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
In the far future, on an Earth of many-leveled cities, such as Veniss, and man-made deserts, the bioengineering known as Living Art is burgeoning. If you can afford them-- and as always, few can--you can have manufactured creatures to do whatever tasks you set them. Living Artist wanna-be Nicholas wants a meerkat and is prepared to work for the prodigious Quin, greatest of Living Artists, to get one. When Nicholas disappears, his twin sister, Nicola, tries to find him; after acquiring a meerkat herself, as a gift, she is all but killed by . . . Nicholas. Her ex-lover Shadrach, who grew up in subterranean Veniss and escaped to the surface to better himself, then sets out to find her, Nicholas, and, eventually, Quin. VanderMeer, founder of the sf-fantasy small press Ministry of Whimsy, is nothing if not adventurous. The novel's three parts are in the first, second, and third persons, respectively; its milieu recalls Philip K. Dick, its passages of prose poetry Edgar Allan Poe, its wry fatalism Jim Thompson. Wow. Ray Olson

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Used availability for Jeff Vandermeer's Veniss Underground

Hardback Editions

April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-892389-61-4 / 978-1-892389-61-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-5098-4816-9 / 978-1-5098-4816-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4472-6529-7 / 978-1-4472-6529-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-553-38356-6 / 978-0-553-38356-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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November 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-330-41892-0 / 978-0-330-41892-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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April 2003 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-894815-64-5 / 978-1-894815-64-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Prime Books
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October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4050-3268-5 / 978-1-4050-3268-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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2003 : Canada Paperback

Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-894815-44-0 / 978-1-894815-44-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Prime Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Veniss Underground
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA