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Annihilation

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson). Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their...

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ISBN: 9780374537159

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  • annihilation — [ aniilasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIe; anichilation XIVe; lat. ecclés. annihilatio → annihiler 1 ♦ Vx Anéantissement, annulation. L annihilation de ses projets. 2 ♦ Mod. Phys. Transformation d une paire (particule et antiparticule) en un rayonnement de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Annihilation — is defined as total destruction or complete obliteration of an object; [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2 q=Annihilation Dictionary Definition] (2006) Dictionary.com.] having its root in the Latin nihil (nothing). A literal translation …   Wikipedia

  • Annihilation — (lat.: annihilatio „das Zunichtemachen“) bedeutet in der Physik die gegenseitige Vernichtung zweier entgegengesetzter Erscheinungen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Elementarteilchenphysik 1.1 Hochenergiephysik Forschung 1.2 Positron Elektron Vernichtung in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Annihilation — An*ni hi*la tion, n. [Cf. F. annihilation.] 1. The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annihilation — (n.) 1630s, from M.Fr. annihilation (restored from O.Fr. anichilacion, 14c.), or directly from L.L. annihilationem (nom. annihilatio), noun of action from pp. stem of annihilare (see ANNIHILATE (Cf. annihilate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Annihĭlation — (v. lat.), Nichtigerklärung, Aufhebung; daher annihiliren …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Annihilation — (lat.), Nichtigkeitserklärung; annihilieren, vernichten, für nichtig erklären …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Annihilation — См. Аннигиляция Термины атомной энергетики. Концерн Росэнергоатом, 2010 …   Термины атомной энергетики

  • annihilation — index abolition, assassination, demise (death), destruction, dissolution (termination), homicide …   Law dictionary

  • annihilation — ANNIHILATION. s. f. (On pron. les N.) Terme didactique. Anéantissement …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Annihilation — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Annihilation », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) l’annihilation entre une particule et son …   Wikipédia en Français