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area x

& the southern reach trilogy


Welcome to our shrine of Area X, including the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer and the movie adaptation Annihilation (2018). Weird things happen to people involved in Area X. We really enjoy the lush descriptions, disappearing and reappearing people, fantastical chimeras, government hypnotists, and impossible genome mutations.

This shrine is separated into four pages, one for each book of the trilogy and then the movie. Each page contains a plot summary, quotes, commentary, and character guide. We try to tag spoilers, but be mindful if you go on the pages for later books.

We've been obsessed with these books and they bring us a lot of joy. If you like weird science fiction that explores isolation, agency, identity, and the relationship people have with the natural world, you'll probably like it!