In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened …

Training & Recruitment


Praise for Authority

‘VanderMeer’s mind-bending story is written with the pace and intensity of a thriller and it’s vastly entertaining’

Kate Saunders, The Times

Praise for Annihilation

‘Immersive, insightful and often deeply bloody creepy, this is a startlingly good novel. If the sequels live up to it, then the Southern Reach series will be a major work’

***** SFX Magazine

‘A tense and chilling psychological thriller about an unravelling expedition and the strangeness within us. A little Kubrick, a lot of Lovecraft, the novel builds with an unbearable tension and claustrophobic dread that lingers long afterwards. I loved it.’

Lauren Beukes, author of ‘Zoo City’ and ‘The Shining Girls’

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About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America’s American Fantastic Tales and in multiple year’s-best anthologies. He writes non-fiction for the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, among others. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida.