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By World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer
With an introduction by the legendary Michael Moorcock
A SF Site Book of the Year
An Amazon.com Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Book of the Year
BUY THE BOOK
“In the hands of a brilliant writer like Jeff VanderMeer, writing fantasy can be a means of serious artistic expression. In VanderMeer’s hands, it is also playful, poignant, and utterly, wildly, imaginative.” - Peter Straub
“Unsettling, erudite, dark, shot through with unexpected humor.
Ambergris is one of my favorite haunts in fiction.” –
Bantam-Spectra information about the book.
Introducing the Legendary City of Ambergris…
Funny, bawdy, profane, tragic, and sometimes heartbreaking, City of Saints & Madmen chronicles the adventures, eccentricities, and foibles of the citizens of fantastical Ambergris—a place that bears a striking resemblance to our world, like a distorted mirror image. In the city of Ambergris, you can find living saints, mad writers, mediocre artists suddenly transformed into geniuses, giant squid that may or may not be intelligent, and a stealthy underclass of citizens called gray caps who hold the key to the city’s many secrets. You will also find one of the unforgettable cities of contemporary literature: bustling, grotesque, magnificent, and full of shocking, beautiful revelations.
Translated into half a dozen languages, this “mosaic novel” is now available in the United States and Canada from Bantam Books, in a stylish trade paperback edition. Lavishingly illustrated by seven artists.
From cool animations to fun quizzes and music created specially for City of Saints, we’ve got it all…and coming soon, streaming video of Jeff VanderMeer reading from the book, as well as a Rough Guide Tour of Ambergris.
View the Animated "Trailer" for City of Saints, Complete with Squid
Download Wallpapers and a Screensaver Based on the Art from the Book
Copy City of Saints Banner Ads and Host Them on Your Own Site
Take the Online Quiz and See How Long You’d Last in Ambergris
Experience the Festival of the Squid
Read Dradin, In Love, an excerpt from City of Saints
Click on “Press Kit” for author photos, cover downloads, bio notes, free use articles, the official Bantam press release for the book, and further excerpts.
Jeff VanderMeer, Author
email: vanderworld at hotmail.com
Tallahassee, FL 32315 USA
Chris Artis, Bantam Publicist
(for the United States and Canada)
cartis at randomhouse.com (212/782-9037)