Pre-order update: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

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Pre-order update: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Posted on 2014-01-16 at 20:51 by Sam

Not that I’ve been checking every week for a couple of months or anything, but: one thing I snuck into an update of this week’s release week coverage is that there’s finally a pre-order page at for Annihilation (Southern Reach, Volume 1) by Jeff VanderMeer, read by Carolyn McCormick for Blackstone Audio, due out February 4 concurrent with the Farrar, Straus, & Giroux print/ebook release:

I last reported on this audiobook late last month when McCormick, the voice of The Hunger Games audiobooks, was confirmed as the narrator. Annihilation is the first of a trilogy of “Southern Reach” novels all being published in 2014: “For thirty years, Area X has remained mysterious, remote, and concealed by the government as an environmental disaster zone even though it is to all appearances pristine wilderness. For thirty years, too, the secret agency known as the Southern Reach has monitored Area X and sent in expeditions to try to discover the truth. Some expeditions have suffered terrible consequences. Others have reported nothing out of the ordinary. Now, as Area X seems to be changing and perhaps expanding, the next expedition will attempt to succeed where all others have failed. What is happening in Area X? What is the true nature of the invisible border that surrounds it?”

Also since my last update, print publisher FSG launched a new website, with an excerpt, a high-resolution map, blurbs, and info on VanderMeer’s upcoming book tour. Check it out! I can’t wait to hear McCormick bring the expedition team to life, but I’ve got 18 and a half more days to wait. But who’s counting, anyway…

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