Annihilation

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.

Annihilation

Annihilation

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.

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Annihilation
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Jeff VanderMeer
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-04 - Publisher: FSG Originals

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 Thirst for Annihilation
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Nick Land
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Joanne Maguire Robinson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-05-16 - Publisher: SUNY Press

An in-depth examination of the work of this important medieval woman mystic.
Annihilation
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Simon Furman, Keith Giffen, Christos Gage, Stuart Moore
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-07 - Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

The cosmic epic concludes, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same! Exiled and on the run, Ronan the Accuser faces the deadliest women in the galaxy — including Gamora! As war rages across the universe, Richard Rider, the new Nova Prime, must marshal a united front against Annihilus
Annihilation
Language: en
Pages: 472
Authors: Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett, Keith Giffen, Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-07 - Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

The explosive outer-space epic that revitalized Marvel’s cosmos! Drax the Destroyer gets a new look, a fresh purpose — and a surprising friend. But when Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, unleashes his monstrous Annihilation Wave on our universe, the galaxy’s greatest heroes — and some you might call villains