The Southern Reach Trilogy

The New York Times-bestselling trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance.

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the world for decades, explored only in a series of expeditions dispatched by a secret government agency called the Southern Reach. So far these expeditions have returned -- when they have returned -- with more questions than answers.


At the beginning of the Southern Reach Trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. What unfolds in Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance is an exhilarating, disturbing, and all but unbearably suspenseful story of humanity engaged in what might be an existential confrontation with nature. The series -- published individually as paperback originals and followed-up with a hardcover omnibus, Area X -- his destined to become a classic of its kind.

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Acceptance
Acceptance

The Southern Reach Trilogy (Volume 3)

Jeff VanderMeer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the...

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Authority
Authority

The Southern Reach Trilogy (Volume 2)

Jeff VanderMeer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has...

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Annihilation
Annihilation

The Southern Reach Trilogy (Volume 1)

Jeff VanderMeer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Area 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,...

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