The Resource Area X, Jeff VanderMeer

Area X, Jeff VanderMeer

Label
Area X
Title
Area X
Statement of responsibility
Jeff VanderMeer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014. Annihilation is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Authority is the second, and Acceptance is the third. Area X--a remote and lush terrain--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; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died 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 months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer. This is the twelfth expedition. Their 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 and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to 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. After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach--the secret agency that monitors these expeditions--is in disarray. In Authority, John Rodriguez, aka "Control," is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets 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. And the consequences will spread much further than that. It is winter in Area X in Acceptance. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown--navigating new terrain and new challenges--the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting. The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound--or terrifying"--
  • "Omnibus edition of the Southern Reach Trilogy"--
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DLC
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VanderMeer, Jeff
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.A4284
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Southern reach trilogy
Series volume
3
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Quests (Expeditions)
Label
Area X, Jeff VanderMeer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Southern Reach trilogy."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Annihilation -- Authority -- Acceptance
Control code
ocn886382220
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
595 pages
Isbn
9780374261177
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014031309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)886382220
Label
Area X, Jeff VanderMeer
Publication
Note
"The Southern Reach trilogy."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Annihilation -- Authority -- Acceptance
Control code
ocn886382220
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
595 pages
Isbn
9780374261177
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014031309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)886382220

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