Jeff VanderMeer is the New York Times bestselling author of the Southern Reach trilogy. His recent novel Borne has been selected for the NEA Big Reads program and was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. In The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Vintage) Ann and Jeff VanderMeer offer both, careful scholarship and fantastic fun. The collection includes classics by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, and J. R. R. Tolkien; literary giants such as Edith Wharton, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, and W.E.B. Du Bois; and treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions. In Dead Astronauts, (MCD) VanderMeer presents a City with no name where, in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways.