The Southern Reach Trilogy (also known as Area X) by Jeff VanderMeer is a hypnotic incantation that transmutes subtlety into a literary universe as it builds itself inside your skull over the course of three books. Annihilation introduces us to Area X -- a pristine, alien landscape that has unfolded onto an unsuspecting fishing village for no … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Gets Lost In Area X and NOBODY MAKES IT OUT ALIVE!!!!
Summer, summer, summertime Time to sit back and unwind - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince So now it is May. The school year is winding down and the waves of heat that define the summer are making themselves known. Vacations and stay-cations are right around the corner. This is my favorite time for … Continue reading Joe T.’s Summer, Summer, Summertime Reads: Part 1
ALTHEA Authority, Vol. 2 of The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer "I'm reading the Southern Reach Trilogy, by Jeff Vandermeer. I just started the second book in the trilogy, Authority, and I am about fifty pages in. These books should definitely be read as a trilogy. The first book sets the stage, and the … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
~post by Joe T., BookPeople Assistant Buyer I’m finally putting together my top 10 list for 2014. It was a difficult task as I limit myself only to books I actually finished, thus leaving out a considerable number of works that are fully deserving of mention but are sadly left out due to getting sidetracked and never quite … Continue reading Joe’s Top Ten Books of 2014
HARDCOVER FICTION Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Here they are, all in one sweet hardcover volume, VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; and Acceptance. You loved them in their individual paperback editions, now manage this acclaimed sci fi series (a favorite among our booksellers) in one easy-to-carry book. Joe T. says: "These novels … Continue reading New Releases – 11/18/14
Acceptance, The final book in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy is on shelves for the first time today. We lined 'em all up in our Science Fiction section. Joe and Raul have been highly anticipating the conclusion to this story. Joe: Jeff VanderMeer is a towering figure in contemporary speculative fiction. Whether it's editing … Continue reading Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy Concludes