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Subtitle Southern Reach Trilogy (Book 2)
First Written 2014
Genre Scifi
Origin US
Publisher FSG Originals
ISBN-10 0374104107
ISBN-13 978-0374104108
My Copy library paperback
First Read June 30, 2014


An interesting thing about this book series is that while it's being published serially, it's also scheduled like a TV show - the books are all done, and just being published six months apart. So you can eagerly read one book (or now two, since this is the second), and schedule in your consumption of the rest.

Noted on June 30, 2014

A sequel to 'Annihilation', this novel picks up the story about Area X from the viewpoint of 'Control', a government operative sent in to the Southern Reach office to clean up the chaos after the last expedition. We learn a bunch of new things about the previous book, and it introduces new twists that rewrite the story about what was going on in Book 1.

It's got a different feel and template; while the first book felt like a horror-version of a mystery exploration (like the tv show LOST), this is more like a horror-version of a spy novel.

Noted on June 30, 2014

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