Annihilation

Publisher : FSG Originals
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ISBN : 0374710775
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (374 users)

Download or read book Annihilation written by Jeff VanderMeer and published by FSG Originals. This book was released on 2014-02-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation

Publisher : Fourth Estate
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ISBN : 9780008139100
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (139 users)

Download or read book The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation written by Jeff VanderMeer and published by Fourth Estate. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first volume of the extraordinary Southern Reach trilogy. 'Creepy and fascinating' Stephen King. Welcome to Area X. An Edenic wilderness, an environmental disaster zone, a mystery for thirty years.

Annihilation

Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
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ISBN : 9781443428392
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (428 users)

Download or read book Annihilation written by Jeff VanderMeer and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 2014-02-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eleven secret government expeditions and few have returned unscathed-the first book in VanderMeer's exciting new Southern Reach Trilogy and soon to be a major motion picture Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization, and the government is involved in sending secret missions to explore Area X. 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. Annihilation opens with the twelfth expedition. The group is composed of four women, including our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all of their observations, scientific and otherwise; and, above all, to avoid succumbing to the unpredictable effects of Area X itself. What they discover shocks them: first, a massive topographic anomaly that does not appear on any map; and second, life forms beyond anything they're equipped to understand. But it's the surprises that came across the border with them that change everything-the secrets of the expedition members themselves, including our narrator. What do they really know about Area X-and each other?

Area X

Publisher : FSG Originals
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ISBN : 9780374261177
Pages : 608 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (261 users)

Download or read book Area X written by Jeff VanderMeer and published by FSG Originals. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In time for the holidays, 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.

Acceptance

Publisher : Fourth Estate
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ISBN : 9780008139124
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (139 users)

Download or read book Acceptance written by Jeff VanderMeer and published by Fourth Estate. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is winter in Area X. 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 only more daunting.

Authority

Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 0374104107
Pages : 341 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (374 users)

Download or read book Authority written by Jeff VanderMeer and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-05-06 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Rodriguez, the new head of a secret agency tasked to monitor Area X—a lush and remote terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization—is faced with disturbing truths about himself and the agency he has sworn to serve when the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves. Original. 50,000 first printing.

A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1

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ISBN : 1108491677
Pages : 466 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (18 users)

Download or read book A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1 written by Harilaos Stecopoulos and published by . This book was released on 2021-05-20 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on diverse theories and methods, this collective volume emphasizes the multi-ethnic and transnational aspects of southern literature over a four hundred-year period.

Authority

Publisher : FSG Originals
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ISBN : 0374710783
Pages : 353 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (374 users)

Download or read book Authority written by Jeff VanderMeer and published by FSG Originals. This book was released on 2014-05-06 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Annihilation - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

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ISBN : 1310640645
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Download or read book Annihilation - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know written by G Whiz and published by 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591). This book was released on 2014-03-19 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you know VanderMeer got the inspiration for Annihilation from a strange dream, and the words from the dream were included into the novel? Or, did you know VanderMeer usually writes in bursts and would sometimes write 25,000 words in a week? What are the amazing facts of Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an unofficial derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Existential Science Fiction

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1793647364
Pages : 174 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (793 users)

Download or read book Existential Science Fiction written by Ryan Lizardi and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores contemporary existential science fiction media and their influence on society's conceptions of humanity. These media texts manifest abstract concepts in a genre that has historically focused on exploring new ideas and frontiers, creating powerful media that helps audiences contemplate their existence as human beings.

Surreal Entanglements

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000388344
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book Surreal Entanglements written by Louise Economides and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection approaches the most pressing discourses of the Anthropocene and posthumanist culture through the surreal, yet instructive lens of Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction. In contrast to universalist and essentializing ways of responding to new material realities, VanderMeer’s work invites us to re-imagine human subjectivity and other collectivities in the light of historically unique entanglements we face today: the ecological, technological, aesthetic, epistemological, and political challenges of life in the Anthropocene era. Situating these messy, multi-scalar, material complexities of life in close relation to their ecological, material, and colonialist histories, his fiction renders them at once troublingly familiar and strangely generative of other potentialities and insight. The collection measures VanderMeer’s work as a new kind of speculative surrealism, his texts capturing the strangeness of navigating a world in which "nature" has become radically uncanny due to global climate change and powerful bio-technologies. The first collection to survey academic engagements with VanderMeer, this book brings together scholars in the fields of environmental literature, science fiction, genre studies, American literary history, philosophy of technology, and digital cultures to reflect on the environmentally, culturally, aesthetically, and politically central questions his fiction poses to predominant understandings of the Anthropocene.

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350203351
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

Download or read book Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene written by Marek Oziewicz and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-24 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first study to look at the intersection of the discourse of the Anthropocene within the two highly influential storytelling modes of fantasy and myth, this book shows the need for stories that articulate visions of a biocentric, ecological civilization. Fantasy and myth have long been humanity's most advanced technologies for collective dreaming. Today they are helping us adopt a biocentric lens, re-kin us with other forms of life, and assist us in the transition to an ecological civilization. Deliberately moving away from dystopian narratives toward anticipatory imaginations of sustainable futures, this volume blends chapters by top scholars in the fields of fantasy, myth, and Young Adult literature with personal reflections by award-winning authors and illustrators of books for young audiences, including Shaun Tan, Jane Yolen, Katherine Applegate and Joseph Bruchac. Chapters cover the works of major fantasy authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Terry Prachett, J. K. Rowling, China Miéville, Barbara Henderson, Jeanette Winterson, John Crowley, Richard Powers, George R. R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson. They range through narratives set in the UK, USA, Nigeria, Ghana, Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia. Across the chapters, fantasy and myth are framed as spaces where visions of sustainable futures can be designed with most detail and nuance. Rather than merely criticizing the ecocidal status quo, the book asks how mythic narratives and fantastic stories can mobilize resistance around ideas necessary for the emergence of an ecological civilization.

Science Fiction beyond Borders

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443857599
Pages : 190 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book Science Fiction beyond Borders written by Shawn Edrei and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-12-14 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the turn of the previous century, science fiction and its native tropes have been used by authors, artists, filmmakers and critics in order to challenge boundaries – whether these be conceptual, literary or metaphorical. Uniquely inherent to the genre is its ability to explore, as a form of thought experiment, different ways of crossing and subverting borders previously thought to be inviolable; these transgressions and their effects on popular culture have in turn led to an increased presence of science fiction studies in academia. This volume features papers presented at the 2014 and 2015 Science Fiction Symposia, held at Tel-Aviv University. These essays, submitted by an eclectic mix of scholars from different disciplines, institutes and walks of life, demonstrate the diversity and adaptability of science fiction as a tool for asking – and answering – impossible questions.

Avenging Nature

Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1793621454
Pages : 258 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (793 users)

Download or read book Avenging Nature written by Eduardo Valls Oyarzun and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Nature, thou art my goddess”—Edmund’s bold assertion in King Lear could easily inspire and, at the same time, function as a lamentation of the inadequate respect of nature in culture. In this volume, international experts provide multidisciplinary exploration of the insubordinate representations of nature in modern and contemporary literature and art. The work foregrounds the need to reassess how nature is already, and has been for a while, striking back against human domination. From the perspective of literary studies, art, history, media studies, ethics and philosophy, and ethnology and anthropology, Avenging Nature highlights the need of assessing insurgent discourses that—converging with counter-discourses of race, gender or class—realize the empowerment of nature from its subaltern position. Acknowledging the argument that cultural representations of nature establish a relationship of domination and exploitation of human discourse over nonhuman reality and that, in consequence, our regard for nature as humanist critics is instrumental and anthropocentric, the present volume advocates for the view that the time has come to finally perceive nature’s vengeance and to critically probe into nature’s ongoing revenge against the exploitation of culture.

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern American Fiction

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1107103444
Pages : 246 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (17 users)

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern American Fiction written by Paula Geyh and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-24 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion is an authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible guide to the key works, genres, and movements of postmodern American fiction.

Plants in Science Fiction

Publisher : University of Wales Press
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ISBN : 1786835606
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Plants in Science Fiction written by Katherine E. Bishop and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.

Death by Landscape

Publisher : Catapult
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ISBN : 1593767161
Pages : 291 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

Download or read book Death by Landscape written by Elvia Wilk and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2022-07-19 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the acclaimed author of the novel Oval comes a book of “fan nonfiction” about living and writing in the age of extinction In this constellation of essays, Elvia Wilk asks what kinds of narratives will help us rethink our human perspective toward Earth. The book begins as an exploration of the role of fiction today and becomes a deep interrogation of the writing process and the self. Wilk examines creative works across time and genre in order to break down binaries between dystopia and utopia, real and imagined, self and world. She makes connections between works by such wide-ranging writers as Mark Fisher, Karen Russell, Han Kang, Doris Lessing, Anne Carson, Octavia E. Butler, Michelle Tea, Helen Phillips, Kathe Koja, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, and Hildegard von Bingen. What happens when research becomes personal, when the observer breaks through the glass? Through the eye of the fan, this collection delves into literal and literary world-building projects—medieval monasteries, solarpunk futures, vampire role plays, environments devoid of humans—bridging the micro and the macro and revealing how our relationship to narrative shapes our relationships to the natural world and to one another.