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    Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy) (Paperback) By (author) Jeff Vandermeer

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    DescriptionArea X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In "Annihilation," the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one anotioner, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers--they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding--but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.


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    Title
    Annihilation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeff Vandermeer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 195
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 189 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374104092
    ISBN 10: 0374104093
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FM, FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: AMER3750, ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC009000, FIC055000, FIC028070
    LC classification: PS3572.A4284 A84 2014
    Publisher
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    04 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America's "American Fantastic Tales" and in 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 grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.
    Review quote
    "It's been a long time since a book filled me with this kind of palpable, wondrous disquiet, a feeling that started on the first page and that I'm not sure I've yet shaken." --Matt Bell, author of "In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods""A tense and chilling psychological thriller about an unraveling expedition and the strangeness within us. A little Kubrick, a lot Lovecraft, the novel builds with an unbearable tension and a claustrophobic dread that linger long afterward. I loved it." --Lauren Beukes, author of" The Shining Girls""Original and beautiful, maddening and magnificent." --Warren Ellis "One of those books where it all comes together--the story and the prose and the ideas, all braided into a triple helix that gives rise to something vibrant and alive. Something that grows, word-by-word, into powerful, tangled vines that creep into your mind and take hold of it. "Annihilation" is brilliant and atmospheric, a novel that has the force of myth." --Charles Yu, author of "How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe""In much of Jeff VanderMeer's work, a kind of radiance lies beating beneath the surface of the words. Here in Annihilation, it shines through with warm blazing incandescence. This is one of a grand writer's finest and most dazzling books." --Peter Straub, author of "Lost Boy, Lost Girl" "A dazzling book . . . haunted and haunting." --Kelly Link, author of "Magic for Beginners " "The great thing about "Annihilation" is the strange, elusive, and paranoid world that it creates . . . I can't wait for the next one." --Brian Evenson, author of "Last Days "" ""This swift surreal suspense novel reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world. The reader will want to stay trapped with the Biologist to find the answers to Area X's mysteries." --Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the "Mars "trilogy "After their high-risk expedition disin