Jeff VanderMeer is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, with novels published in over twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s SF Magazine, Black Clock, Conjunctions, Clarkesworld, and many anthologies. He reviews books for the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and many others. His story “The Third Bear” appears in Creatures. MORD IS MORD.
What was the first monster that scared/moved you?
MORD SCARED BY MAN-FACED DOG IN 70s REMAKE OF INVASION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS
Does a great monster have to evoke pity as well as fear?
MORD RIP FACE OFF OF ANY PITIABLE MONSTER AND USE IT AS A SHAMWOW
If you could be a monster, which one would you choose and why?
MORD ONLY BE MORD. MORD IS MORD.
King Kong, or Godzilla?
MORD LIKE GODZILLA. GODZILLA UNCOMPLICATED. KING KONG A LITTLE PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE.
What are the challenges of writing about a monster, as opposed to showing it on film?
HOW THE FUCK MORD KNOW? MORD FILMED NOT FILMMAKER.
Who are the new monsters of the 21st century? Recommend a monster story/book/movie from the past ten years.
MORD MOST TAKEN ABACK BY HUMAN BEINGS. MORD MOSTLY LIKE MOVIES LIKE BEACHES. MORD “LIVES” MONSTERS EVERYDAY.