Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation Book Tour: Seattle, Portland, San Fran, New York

Annihilation is the first in the Southern Reach series, which resolves around mysteries surrounding Area X, a stretch of remote coastline separated from the rest of the world by an invisible border. The secret government agency known as the Southern Reach has been sending in expeditions for over thirty years, with, to say the least, very mixed results. Annihilation is the chronicle of the twelfth expedition, related by an unnamed biologist on the four-woman team. What they find is not what they were expecting…

The novel has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, with glowing blurbs from the likes of Kelly Link, Warren Ellis, Charles Yu, Peter Straub, Kim Stanley Robinson, Matt Bell, Brian Evenson, and Lauren Beukes. The film rights have sold to Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions, and translations are set for more than a dozen countries. The books are published by FSG Originals in the US. You can find more information here.

The Annihilation book tour for February is now pretty much set, and you’ll find the information and necessary links below. Mostly, I’ll be doing readings from Annihilation, but also giving you a taste of the backstory behind the books through a few related anecdotes—you know, the usual: boar chargings, weird dolphins, fake squid. Along with a few snippets from the second book, Authority, presented out of context so you cannot, dear readers, guess any spoilers from them…I know how sneaky you can be.

There may be an informal after-event or two as well—if so, I’ll make those announcements at the readings.

So come out, support your local bookstores, say hi, and have some fun. I love meeting readers and talking about books! The facebook event links below are an easy way to invite your friends, too.

–I’ll also be tweeting and posting on facebook about my adventures on tour.

Feb. 3, 7pm—Seattle, Elliott Bay Bookstore (1521 and 10th Ave)
Elliott Bay website
FSG Facebook event

Feb. 4, 7pm—Portland, Powell’s at Cedar Hills
(3415 SW Cedar Hills, Blvd, Beaverton, OR)
Powell’s website
FSG Facebook event
**Annihilation is a featured Powell’s selection for February

Feb. 8, 7:30pm—San Francisco, Writers With Drinks, with Lucy Corin (3225 22nd St, Make-out Room)
Writers with Drinks Facebook event

Feb. 11, 7pm—San Francisco, City Lights Bookstore (261 Columbus Ave. at Broadway)
City Lights website
FSG Facebook event

Feb. 26—7pm, NYC, Manhattan, McNally Jackson Books (52 Prince Street)
“In Conversation” with FSG editor Sean McDonald
McNally website
FSG Facebook event

Feb. 27 7pm—NYC, Brooklyn, WORD Bookstore (12 Franklin St)
WORD website
FSG Facebook event



  1. says

    Great news about the LA Times review. I met Jeff in Florida at a Barnes and Nobles with a few others (Owl Goingback was there, I remember) and really enjoyed his works. I went on to read ‘Saints and Madmen’ and have have given it as a gift at least twice. Your little mini-conference in florida has actually inspired me to keep writing Jeff. Keep up the good work.