Acceptance - The Southern Reach Trilogy 3 (Paperback)
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Now a major motion picture, written and directed by Alex Garland and starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac.

The final volume of the extraordinary Southern Reach TrilogyAnnihilation, Authority, Acceptance.

An ordinary day in Area X, an extraordinary day - the day of your death – and there you are, propped against a mound of sand, half sheltered by a crumbling wall. The warm sun against your face and the dizzying view above of the lighthouse looming down through its own shadow.

The Southern Reach has been lost.

With no choice but to form an alliance, 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.

As the brightness consumes all that lies in its path, those who remain must choose whether to resist or accept a fate nearly beyond comprehension.

Described as ‘a contemporary masterpiece’ by the Guardian, the Southern Reach Trilogy is a stunning work of contemporary science fiction that challenges the boundary between known and the unknown, human and alien, terror and limitless beauty.

Read X Marks the Plot, our exclusive interview with Jeff VanderMeer, on the Waterstones Blog

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008139124
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


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Praise for The Southern Reach Trilogy:

'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

'What a haunting book this is, lodging deep in the memory in similar fashion to otherworldly classics such as David Lindsay's A Voyage To Arcturus ... Annihilation is so disquietingly strange as to defy summarisation. Read it' - Daily Mail

'Astonishing, frightening, spectacular ... I hope the trilogy will come to be seen not only as the instant sci-fi classic it is, but also as Literature' - New Statesman

'mmersive, 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

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“A brilliant end to an amazing trilogy.”

This is a really excellent book which perfectly ends the wonderfully unique and gripping Southern Reach trilogy. Told from the viewpoints of several different characters, it reveals the origins of Area X and more... More

Hardback edition
6th September 2014
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“Acceptance”

A solid final book to the trilogy of Area X by VanderMeer and a return to form after the slightly disappointing Authority. The lack of closure and 'this is what is what it really all was' idea was very... More

Hardback edition
22nd September 2014
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“Acceptance”

A fantastic final instalment in an amazing trilogy. I don't usually read science fiction but this has had me gripped from page one of book one.
Apart from the wild sci-fi and moments of dark horror, the... More

Hardback edition
5th September 2014
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