Jeff VanderMeer is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books including novels and fiction anthologies. He has won the Nebula Award, Rhysling Award, British Fantasy Award, BSFA Award, the World Fantasy Award three times, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award. In 2010, he published The Steampunk Bible with Abrams. His books have made the year's best lists of Publisher's Weekly, LA Weekly, The Washington Post, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many more. He is the cofounder and assistant director of Shared Worlds, a unique fantasy and science fiction writing camp for teenagers, and has taught at the world's premiere F/SF workshop for adults at Clarion (University of California, San Diego).