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Authority

(2012)
(The second book in the Southern Reach Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
The second volume of the extraordinary Southern Reach trilogy. The Southern Reach is a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten.

Following the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the second audiobook of the Southern Reach trilogy introduces John Rodriguez, the new head of the government agency responsible for the safeguarding of Area X.

His first day is spent grappling with the fall-out from the last expedition. Area X itself remains a mystery. But, as instructed by a higher authority known only as The Voice, the self-styled Control must battle to 'put his house in order'. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the mysteries of Area X begin to reveal themselves-and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve.

Undermined and under pressure to make sense of everything, Rodriguez retreats into his past in a labyrinthine search for answers. Yet the more he uncovers, the more he risks, for the secrets of the Southern Reach are more sinister than anyone could have known.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-00-755346-3 / 978-0-00-755346-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-00-813911-3 / 978-0-00-813911-7 (UK edition)
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: AUTHORITY (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): JEFF VANDERMEER
ISBN: 0-374-10410-7 / 978-0-374-10410-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: FSG Adult
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-00-755352-8 / 978-0-00-755352-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Authority: Book Two of the Southern Reach Trilogy
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4434-2841-8 / 978-1-4434-2841-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Authority: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Authority: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Authority: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Authority: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4829-8743-0 / 978-1-4829-8743-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Authority: Library Edition (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4829-8745-7 / 978-1-4829-8745-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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May 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4829-8744-9 / 978-1-4829-8744-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Authority: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Authority: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: FSG Originals
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May 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Authority: Book Two of the Southern Reach Trilogy
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA