The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer


Delightfully terrifying, The Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance) is a must-read series for any sci-fi lover.  While each book is unique in style and approach, the three work together in a strange harmony, revealing subtle clues that nature itself is expanding, rebelling, destroying that which has destroyed it. VanderMeer is able to create a distinct sense of place, time and character, while writing about something that cannot be understood by the human imagination. He reminds us that the universe is unknowable, that events can occur, and we may never have the answers as to why or what we can do about it. He reminds us as readers how uncomfortable that feeling is. Can you ever come to terms with knowing how much you don’t know? - Georgia