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Annihilation: The thrilling book behind the most anticipated film of 2018
For thirty years, Area X has remained mysterious and remote behind its intangible border – an environmental disaster zone, though to all appearances an abundant wilderness. The Southern Reach, a secretive government agency, has sent eleven expeditions to investigate Area X. One has ended in mass suicide, another in a hail of gunfire, the eleventh in a fatal cancer epidemic.
A contemporary masterpiece’ Guardian Following the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in ‘Annihilation’, the second book of the Southern Reach trilogy introduces John Rodriguez, the new head of the government agency responsible for the safeguarding of Area X. His first day is spent grappling with the fall-out from the last expedition. Area X itself remains a mystery. But, as instructed by a higher authority known only as The Voice, the self-styled Control must battle to ‘put his house in order’.
One last, desperate team embarks across the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they've been seeking. As they press deeper into the unknown, the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting.The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound – or terrifying.