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Annihilation

Jeff VanderMeer


ISBN 9780008263348


For thirty years, Area X has remained mysterious and remote behind its intangible border – an environmental disaster zone, though to all appearances an abundant wilderness.

The Southern Reach, a secretive government agency, has sent eleven expeditions to investigate Area X. One has ended in mass suicide, another in a hail of gunfire, the eleventh in a fatal cancer epidemic.

Now four women embark on the twelfth expedition into the unknown.
The Author

jeff vandermeer 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 non-fiction 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.

 

 

 

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A contemporary masterpiece. Guardian

Hauntingly weird and brilliantly new ... These are contemporary masterpieces and career-defining novels. Adam Robert, Books of the Year, Guardian

A lasting monument to the uncanny ... You find yourself afraid to turn the page. Guardian

VanderMeer's novel is a psycho-geographical tour de force,  channelling Ballard and Lovecraft to instill the reader with a deep, delicious unease. Financial Times