Smart Bets: Ann VanderMeer

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It’s one thing to be a steampunk: the top hats, the goggles, the rad gadgets. But to be queen of the steampunks is a whole other level. That title is reserved for author and editor Ann VanderMeer who, with her husband, Jeff VanderMeer, penned Steampunk, the 2008 anthology of steampunk fiction, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities in 2011, and, most recently, The Time Traveler’s Almanac. That collection includes “72 journeys into time from the likes of Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R.R. Martin, H.G. Wells and many more,” according to a book description. “This is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled.” VanderMeer gives a presentation and book signing at Malaprop’s on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Free. malaprops.com. Image courtesy of the author

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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