• To me experimental fiction ultimately is about the experiment and I'm not interested in experiments for their own sake, and if anything I've always steered a bit clear of that kind of thing, because it seems gimmicky to play around with text rather than do the work of telling a story and creating characters.

    "Steve Erickson and Zeroville: An Interview with a True American Original". Interview With Jeff VanderMeer, November 27, 2007.