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Authority: A Novel - Jeff VanderMeer
Authority: A Novel
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In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened . . .In Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer introduced Area X—a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. This was the first volume of a projected trilogy;... show more
In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened . . .In Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer introduced Area X—a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. This was the first volume of a projected trilogy; well in advance of publication, translation rights had already sold around the world and a major movie deal had been struck.     Just months later, Authority, the second volume, is here. For thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X has taken the form of a series of expeditions monitored by a secret agency called the Southern Reach. After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and 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.     The Southern Reach trilogy will conclude in fall 2014 with Acceptance.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374104108 (0374104107)
ASIN: 374104107
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy (#2)
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mage4mage
mage4mage rated it
3.0 Authority: A Novel
Not as into this as the first book. Not at all. I understand the tone change, but I guess the shift after the wonderful first book is just an unavoidable let-down. I like Control a lot, and I like the biologist a lot, and I really hope the final book doesn't end with the culmination of Typical Lead ...
Reading for Sanity
Reading for Sanity rated it
3.0 Authority
Authority (Southern Reach #2) Jeff VanderMeer, 2014 Area X - a mysteriously pristine landscape with an invisible border that disappears anyone who touches it - has been the target of a series of expeditions over the past thirty years. Unfortunately, after twelve expeditions, the government agenc...
calisoleil
calisoleil rated it
4.0 Authority: A Novel
I liked it as much as "Annihilation"!Starting the third (Acceptance) today.
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it
3.0 Authority: A Novel
For thirty years, a secret agency called the Southern Reach has monitored expeditions into Area X—a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. After the twelfth expedition, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez (aka “Control”) is the team’s newly appointed he...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
4.5 The Walls Have Ears
I am enthralled with this series. There is a level of elusive, gothic mystery so rare in the writing, a line the author catwalks between logical whodunit and utter disorientation. I feel like I've read a sci-fi mashup of Rebecca and Naked Lunch. There's nothing quite like it, and it feels really nic...
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