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Annihilation [GRPL Book Club] : [a novel] / Jeff VanderMeer.

Annihilation [GRPL Book Club] : [a novel]

VanderMeer, Jeff. (Author).

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Main Book Club VanderMeer (Text) 31307023127279 Book Club Checked out 01/19/2019
Main Book Club VanderMeer (Text) 31307023213715 Book Club Checked out 12/26/2018
Main Book Club VanderMeer (Text) 31307023213723 Book Club Checked out 12/26/2018
Main Book Club VanderMeer (Text) 31307023213731 Book Club Checked out 01/12/2019
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Main Book Club VanderMeer (Text) 31307023213780 Book Club Checked out 12/05/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374104092
  • Physical Description: 195 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

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Subtitle from cover.
Summary, etc.: "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 world" (Kim Stanley Robinson). 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, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers―they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding―but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything."-- Amazon.com.
Subject: Discoveries in geography ǂv Fiction.
Scientists ǂv Fiction.
Women scientists ǂv Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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