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The Southern Reach Trilogy

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 — is destined to become a classic of its kind.

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    • 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 agency...

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    • 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 been...

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    • Annihilation

    • The Southern Reach Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Jeff VanderMeer
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

      The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island...

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    • Area X

    • The Southern Reach Trilogy
      Jeff VanderMeer
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • A single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.

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Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer is the "weird Thoreau" according to The New Yorker. He is the author, most recently, of Borne and The Southern Reach Trilogy, the first volume of which, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award and was adapted into a movie by Alex Garland. He speaks and writes frequently about issues relating to climate change. VanderMeer lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, Ann VanderMeer, and their cats, plants, and bird feeders.

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