World Fantasy Award nominee 2015.
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 installment 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.
Jeffrey Scott VanderMeer (born 1968) is an American writer. He was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, but spent much of his childhood in the Fiji Islands, where his parents worked for the Peace Corps. This experience, and the trip back to the United States through Asia, Africa, and Europe, influenced him deeply. He currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2003, Jeff married editor Ann Kennedy.
Photo: Jeff VanderMeer and his Finnish translators. Taken by Johan A. Creative Commons license.
Written by Booknan the Bookuser 2015-09-14
Remember that feeling you had when you finished watching Donnie Darko, Primer and Coherence for the first time? Or even Prometheus, Memento and Inception... That weird feeling in the pit of you stomach telling you that you have all the puzzle pieces, you're just looking at the puzzle wrong? Fuuuuuuuck This was weird from start to finish, and I loved every second of it. I am in awe of Vandermeer's imagination, ingenuity, his poetic prose and his wonderfully odd characters. I don't think I'll ever read something quite like this again