Southern Reach Trilogy Book 2

The second part of a near-future trilogy which, with every page I read, becomes ever more enigmatic and in need of resolution. The first book, Annihilation, brings to mind the unspeakable horror of John Carpenter's The Thing, while Authority recalls the institutional paranoia of Three Days of the Condor. VanderMeer is on his way to being one of the most important genre writers of the last decade. —Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books

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 a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach. Following the tumultuous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the agency is in complete disarray.

John Rodrigues (aka "Control") is the Southern Reach's newly appointed head. Working with a distrustful but desperate team, a series of frustrating interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, Control begins to penetrate the secrets of Area X. But with each discovery he must confront disturbing truths about himself and the agency he's pledged to serve.

In Authority, the second volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Area X's most disturbing questions are answered . . . but the answers are far from reassuring.

Title Authority
Subtitle Southern Reach Trilogy Book 2
Author Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Co-publisher FSG Originals
Title First Published 05 May 2014
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 352 p.
ISBN-10 0374104107
ISBN-13 9780374104108
Publication Date 05 May 2014
Main content page count 352
Weight 16 oz.

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