In the next instalment of McNally Jackson's author-editor conversation series: Jeff VanderMeer talks to FSG editor Sean McDonald. World Fantasy award-winner Vandermeer is back with Annihilation, the first book in his newest trilogy, in which the temptations of scientific exploration are met by measures that go beyond the merely punitive. Jeff VanderMeer's fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America’s American Fantastic Tales and multiple year’s best anthologies. He writes nonfiction for The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian, among others. He is also an award-winning editor.