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Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy, 1) (edició 2014)

de Jeff VanderMeer (Autor)

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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.… (més)
Membre:fintherat
Títol:Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy, 1)
Autors:Jeff VanderMeer (Autor)
Informació:FSG Originals (2014), Edition: First Edition, 208 pages
Col·leccions:Llista de desitjos
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Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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Annihilation de Jeff VanderMeer

  1. 91
    Roadside Picnic de Arkady Strugatsky (Tuirgin, jeroenvandorp)
    Tuirgin: The Strugatsky Bros.' Roadside Picnic seems to be a touchstone of the Southern Reach Trilogy—and this continues with greater parallels in Authority. The styles of writing are entirely different, but the concept of Area X is a definite echo of the Zone. Roadside Picnic is a classic of European Science Fiction and well worth reading.… (més)
  2. 72
    Solaris de Stanisław Lem (ShelfMonkey)
  3. 50
    Acceptance de Jeff VanderMeer (LiteraryReadaholic)
  4. 40
    La mà esquerra de la foscor de Ursula K. Le Guin (andomck)
    andomck: Scientists exploring an alien environment
  5. 40
    Swamplandia! de Karen Russell (andomck)
    andomck: Swamps are crazy, man
  6. 31
    The Drowned World de J. G. Ballard (ShelfMonkey)
  7. 10
    Nova Swing de M. John Harrison (paradoxosalpha)
    paradoxosalpha: The infection/mutation of characters and their ambivalent encounters with transcendent power are in both cases oriented toward a mysterious region of putatively non-human influence.
  8. 10
    The Dream Archipelago de Christopher Priest (AlanPoulter)
    AlanPoulter: Both contain landscapes and people that play with with our sense of reality.
  9. 00
    La pell freda de Albert Sánchez Piñol (FFortuna)
  10. 00
    Wilder Girls de Rory Power (bibliovermis)
  11. 00
    Binti de Nnedi Okorafor (sturlington)
  12. 00
    City of Saints and Madmen de Jeff VanderMeer (g33kgrrl)
    g33kgrrl: VanderMeer's earlier world-building venture, full of weird-ass fungus war and other monsters. It's lovely and grotesque.
  13. 11
    The Other Side of the Mountain de Michel Bernanos (marietherese)
  14. 11
    Wool de Hugh Howey (thenothing)
    thenothing: dystopia, conspiracy
  15. 00
    The Last Letter (Conversation Pieces, Vol 31) de Fiona Lehn (psybre)
    psybre: Also set in an odd near-future (where an environmental disaster has made an entire island dangerous and soon to become uninhabitable).
  16. 00
    The Gone-Away World de Nick Harkaway (hairball)
    hairball: Maybe it's the fuzzy cover of the one book, but they remind me of each other.
  17. 01
    The Ruins de Scott Smith (BeckyJG)
  18. 24
    American Gods de Neil Gaiman (LiteraryReadaholic)
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» Mira també 312 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 291 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Read, favourite. ( )
  sasameyuki | Oct 15, 2021 |
Breathtaking, unique, and unsettling. An excellent gift. ( )
  nosborm | Oct 10, 2021 |
Big HP Lovecraft vibe, color out of space and Insmouth. Slow uncontrolled transformation. Can't depend on my grip on humanity. Irresistible alien and or supernatural forces slowly almost imperceptibly changing and attacking with some Phillip K Dick "what is reality really?" paranoia.

Not a lot of actual science of any kind, social science or hard science. Well written I suppose. Better written than Lovecraft himself as far as descriptions and plotting. I am going to read the sequels to see if it all ends up making sense. ( )
  mgplavin | Oct 3, 2021 |
Amazing and creepy. On to book 2. ( )
  jaydenmccomiskie | Sep 27, 2021 |
A masterpiece. ( )
  misslevel | Sep 22, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 291 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Atemberaubend!
 
...strange, clever, off-putting, maddening, claustrophobic, occasionally beautiful, occasionally disturbing and altogether fantastic...Annihilation is a book meant for gulping — for going in head-first and not coming up for air until you hit the back cover.
afegit per zhejw | editaNPR, Jason Sheehan (Feb 7, 2014)
 
"Annihilation," in which the educated and analytical similarly meets up with the inhuman, is a clear triumph for Vandermeer, who after numerous works of genre fiction has suddenly transcended genre with a compelling, elegant and existential story of far broader appeal.
afegit per zhejw | editaLos Angeles Times, Lydia Millet (Jan 20, 2014)
 

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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Jeff VanderMeerautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Aula, NikoTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Blomeyer, MarionAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Corral, RodrigoDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kellner, MichaelTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
McCormick, CarolynNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Nyquist, EricAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Strick, CharlotteDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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The tower, which was not supposed to be there, plunges into the earth in a place just before the black pine forest begins to give way to swamp and then the reeds and wind-gnarled trees of the marsh flats. Beyond the marsh flats and the natural canals lies the ocean and, a little farther down the coast, a derelict lighthouse. All of this part of the country had been abandoned for decades, for reasons that are not easy to relate. Our expedition was the first to enter Area X for more than two years, and much of our predecessors’ equipment had rusted, their tents and sheds little more than husks. Looking out over that untroubled landscape, I do not believe any of us could yet see the threat.
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"Annihilation!" she shrieked at me, flailing in confusion.  "Annihilation! Annihilation!" The word seemed more meaningless the more she repeated it, like the cry of a bird with a broken wing.
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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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