She names it Borne

A ruined city of the future lives in fear of a despotic, gigantic flying bear, driven mad by the tortures inflicted on him by the Company, a mysterious biotech firm. A scavenger, Rachel, finds a creature entangled in his fur. She names it Borne.

At first, Borne looks like nothing at all― a green lump that might be a discard from the Company. But he reminds Rachel of her homeland, an island nation long lost to rising seas, and she prevents her lover, Wick, from rendering down Borne as raw genetic material for the special kind of drugs he sells.


By Jeff VanderMeer

What bloggers and reviewers are saying.....

VanderMeer’s dystopian world is a weird and wonderful mix creative strange characters, a fascinating mind and world-building skills. I’ve never read anything quite like it!

With Borne VanderMeer presents a parable about modern life, in these shaky days of roughshod industrialism, civilizational collapse, and looming planetary catastrophe.

Ultimately, these heady delights only add to the engrossing richness of “Borne.” The main attraction is a tale of mothers and monsters — and of how we make each other with our love.

An epic confrontation will be forced, a quest undertaken, and secrets from the past unveiled, along with Borne’s true nature.