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Critical Praise

“Original and beautiful, maddening and magnificent.” 

—Warren Ellis

“A gripping fantasy thriller, ANNIHILATION is thoroughly suspenseful. In a manner similar to H. G. Wells’s in THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU (1896), VanderMeer weaves together an otherworldly tale of the supernatural and the half-human. Delightfully, this page-turner is the first in a trilogy.” 

—Booklist, starred review

“Brilliant…Using evocative descriptions…masterful psychological insight, and intellectual observations both profound and disturbing --- calling Lovecraft to mind and Borges --- VanderMeer unfolds a tale as satisfying as it is richly imagined.” 

—Publishers Weekly, starred review