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Paperback Annihilation Book

ISBN: 0374104093

ISBN13: 9780374104092


(Book #1 in the Southern Reach Series)

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The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with Annihilation, the 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...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Great book kept my interest until the end

It was a great read. I enjoyed it until the end. I will have to read it again because I know that I missed some of the more complex ideas. The copy I received thought had dried coffer or beverage on it. They could have cleaned it up before they sent it.

Simple yet haunting

Never have I read a book that could be so steadily paced with rich vocabulary and a plot that cannot be predicted. The action is not typical; it's more suspenseful in being unsure as the reader of what will happen next. Just as unsure as those in the current expedition. I would recommend this book.

It’s trippy, man

What a bizarre and fantastical piece of literature. Part fantasy, part science, part out-of-this-world weirdness. I think both the book and movie can be enjoyed immensely.

A Perfect Start to the Southern Reach Trilogy

I loved everything about this book. I personally really related to the protagonist and felt as though I really understood her. The plot is interesting and harrowing and I stayed up late to read this many a night because I just couldn’t put it down. The best thing is if you don’t feel like reading the whole trilogy then this works very well as a stand alone.

Fantastic but foreboding

Creepy as all heck, and one of the best-written horror stories that I've read, even though it's technically science fiction.

Smart, Creepy, and will stay with you.

Brilliant book! It is beautiful and descriptive. It is haunting. And will surely haunt you. I cannot wait to buy the other two novels to learn more about this world.

Annihilation Mentions in Our Blog

Annihilation in What's Leaving Netflix and Hulu in September?
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Published by ThriftBooks Team • August 29, 2023
Every month, streaming services remove some of their offerings to make room for new ones. But that doesn't mean we can't watch them anymore. Here is a list of titles being cut by Hulu and Netflix in September. Order your own copy to keep watching.
Annihilation in 20 April Releases We're Excited About
20 April Releases We're Excited About
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • March 23, 2023

No matter how long our TBR lists get, we're always finding new titles we want to add! Here are 20 exciting April releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can enjoy right away.

Annihilation in Staff Picks: The Scariest Books & Movies
Staff Picks: The Scariest Books & Movies
Published by Amanda Cleveland • October 23, 2022

Because it's the spookiest season, I tasked our staff to tell everyone 1) the scariest book they've ever read, and/or 2) the scariest movie they've ever seen, and 3) explain themselves with a quote so that you all might feast upon our tasty, tasty fear and maybe get scared yourself!

Annihilation in 5 Dystopian Novels That Reinforce the Importance of Earth Day
5 Dystopian Novels That Reinforce the Importance of Earth Day
Published by Emma Zaratian • April 22, 2019

Because we're gluttons for punishment, we thought we'd revisit five notable (and very different) dystopian novels that explore themes of environmental disaster. Just to pique our survivalist instincts this Earth Day.

Annihilation in Book to Screen: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Book to Screen: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Published by Bianca Smith • February 13, 2018

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