Dead Astronauts Summary
Jeff VanderMeer

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Dead Astronauts Overview

Jeff VanderMeer's novel, Dead Astronauts, depicts a terrifying and compelling universe in which nearly all life has been destroyed. Civilization is controlled by a corrupt socio-political entity, known as the Company. Throughout the novel, VanderMeer deconstructs conventional notions of structure, plot, and linguistic conveyance to explore themes of environmental disaster, the individual's ability to find freedom and meaning amidst destruction and terror, and the cyclical nature of lives and realities.

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