"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 disintegrates, it's every scientist for herself in this wonderfully creepy blend of horror and science fiction . . . Speculative fiction at its most transfixing." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"A gripping fantasy thriller, "Annihilation" is thoroughly suspenseful. In a manner similar to H. G. Wells's in "The Island of Dr. Moreau "(1896), VanderMeer weaves together an otherworldly tale of the supernatural and the half-human. Delightfully, this page-turner is the first in a trilogy." --Heather Paulson, "ALA Booklist "(starred review)show more