The Southern Reach Trilogy - Acceptance (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

By Jeff VanderMeer

The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing and evocative Southern Reach trilogy.

It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown – navigating new terrain and new challenges – the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound – or terrifying.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 02 Sep 2014
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-00-755353-2
Jeff VanderMeer’s New York Times–bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy has been translated into more than thirty-seven languages. The first novel, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. His other books include Hummingbird Salamander, Dead Astronauts, Borne (in development as a TV series at AMC), and The Strange Bird. VanderMeer has lectured at MIT, Yale, Vanderbilt, and Columbia. Most recently, he gave the John Hersey Memorial Address at the Key West Literary Seminar. His Florida reporting has appeared in Current Affairs, TIME, the Nation, and Esquire. VanderMeer lives in Tallahassee.


”'I’m loving the Southern Reach Trilogy … Creepy and fascinating” - Stephen King

”'Hauntingly weird and brilliantly new … These are contemporary masterpieces and career-defining novels” - Adam Robert, Books of the Year, Guardian

”'This trilogy is a modern mycological masterpiece … Remarkable … Tense, eerie and unsettling … VanderMeer writes much better prose than Poe ever did … This is genuinely potent and dream-haunting writing. VanderMeer has arrived” - Guardian

”'A teeming science fiction that draws on Conrad and Lovecraft alike … 'Annihilation' shows signs of being the novel that will allow VanderMeer to break through to a new and larger audience” - Sunday Telegraph

”'A lasting monument to the uncanny … You find yourself afraid to turn the page” - Guardian

”'VanderMeer’s novel is a psycho-geographical tour de force, channelling Ballard and Lovecraft to instil the reader with a deep, delicious unease” - Financial Times

”'Astonishing, frightening, spectacular … The imaginative daring and reach with which VanderMeer has invented and executed a concept such as Area X is breathtaking … Powerful and echoing” - New Statesman

”'Immersive, insightful and often deeply bloody creepy, this is a startlingly good novel … 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

”'Original and beautiful, maddening and magnificent” - Warren Ellis