“The fungus in this place has eaten into the typewriter ribbon. I'm typing in sticky green ink now, each word a mossy spackle against the keys. If I could turn off the light, no doubt my sentences would read themselves back to me in a phosphorescent fury-the indignation of creatures uncovered from beneath a rock. (Equipment failures should never be part of your narrative.)” —From Shriek: An Afterword
“The perfect balance of conscientious invention and subtle, comic irony—VanderMeer fearlessly walks a tightrope to deliver an enthralling read.”
—Jeffrey Ford, World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Girl in the Glass
These three excerpts from Shriek: An Afterword range from the horrific to the contemplative.
“The Forest” “The Opera” “The Machine”
ALTERNATE AND DELETED SCENES
The novel went through many iterations. These excerpts did not make the final novel.
“Alt James Lacond” “Bookstore Burning” “Start of War Redux”
SHRIEK MOVIE SCRIPT
Jeff's original script, on which J.T. Lindroos based the Shriek movie. The movie differs from the script in some particulars.
COMMENTARY ON SHRIEK
Interviews with Jeff that mostly focus on Shriek.
Jay Tomio at FantasyBookSpot
Clare Dudman at SF Site
David Lynton at Ticonderoga