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The Resource Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer

Label
Annihilation
Title
Annihilation
Statement of responsibility
Jeff VanderMeer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died 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 months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist -- the de facto leader -- and a biologist, who is our narrator. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens, to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another and, above all, to 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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Summary
Four women -- a biologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and an anthropologist -- set out on a scientific expedition to Area X, a quarantined zone that defies all attempts to map its terrain or understand its nature. Eleven previous missions have failed; is the twelfth time the charm, or will these intrepid explorers join their predecessors as casualties of Area X? -- Description by Gillian Speace.
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Tone
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Character
Award
  • Nebula Award for Best Novel, 2014.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2014
  • Shirley Jackson Awards, Novel, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10247588
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
VanderMeer, Jeff
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Southern Reach trilogy
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explorers
  • Secrecy
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Scientists
  • Psychic ability
  • Discoveries in geography
Target audience
adult
Label
Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: Great Britain : Fourth Estate, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055141590
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780008139100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)919220199
Label
Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: Great Britain : Fourth Estate, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055141590
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780008139100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)919220199

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