Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

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

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

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About 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 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. Jeff is the author of Borne and The Southern Reach Trilogy.

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