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Annihilation

(2014)
(The first book in the Southern Reach Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

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.

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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Annihilation: The thrilling book behind the most anticipated film of 2018 (Southern Reach Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-00-755071-5 / 978-0-00-755071-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Annihilation: The thrilling book behind the most anticipated film of 2018 (Southern Reach Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-00-826334-5 / 978-0-00-826334-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : Canada Paperback

Title: Annihilation Movie Tie-in
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4434-5378-1 / 978-1-4434-5378-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Annihilation: A Novel: Movie Tie-In Edition (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-374-53715-1 / 978-0-374-53715-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: FSG Originals
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Annihilation: The thrilling book behind the most anticipated film of 2018 (Southern Reach Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-00-813910-5 / 978-0-00-813910-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Annihilation
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4434-2839-6 / 978-1-4434-2839-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-374-10409-3 / 978-0-374-10409-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: FSG Originals
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Annihilation: The thrilling book behind the most anticipated film of 2018 (Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-00-755069-3 / 978-0-00-755069-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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February 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4829-5673-X / 978-1-4829-5673-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4829-5675-6 / 978-1-4829-5675-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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February 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4829-5674-8 / 978-1-4829-5674-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: FSG Originals
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February 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Annihilation: Book One of the Southern Reach Trilogy
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Annihilation: The thrilling book behind the most anticipated film of 2018 (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK