Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

Book Two of the Southern Reach Trilogy Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals 340 pages $15.00 Authority begins with John Rodriguez, or Control as he names himself, taking over a directorship at the Southern Reach–the shadowy quasi-military organization nominally “in charge” of Area X. While it is perhaps a little too easy to see where this […]


Genre: Adventure, Alien Contact, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Weird fiction
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy |

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

  Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy FSG 200 pages. The idea of différance posits that the differences between language and phenomena are not fixed and binary, but rather mutable, shifting, and entangled…an idea that insists upon the principle of difficulty and provision. While this idea resides most often in post-structuralist philosophy and linguistics, it does […]


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Weird fiction
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy |

The Abominable (2013) by Dan Simmons

In 1924, George Mallory’s attempt to summit Mount Everest, in the Himalayas, ended in tragedy.  However another man (Percival Bromley) disappeared that day on the mountain.  Now, one year later, three climbers; Richard Davis Deacon, Jena Claude Clarioux, and Jack Perry have journeyed to Tibet.  They claim they are searching for the missing Percival Bromley, […]


Genre: Adventure, Psychological Horror
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