Southern Reach Annihilation Book Tour Schedule: LAT Festival of Books and More


Well, it’s been a ridiculously busy spring, with Annihilation taking off, including a featured review in Entertainment Weekly, and great press in GQ, the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald,, and many more. I’ll share links in a separate blog post in a week or so. In the meantime: all three animated gifs for the Southern Reach series!

The next leg of the tour is swiftly approaching, and here are all the details. Authority is out May 6 and Acceptance in early September.


Sat. April 12 at 4:30pm, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (USC Campus)–Panel “Fiction: Outside the Margins,” with Aimee Bender and Karen Joy Fowler. Moderated by Joy Press. Taper Hall, THH 101. Followed by book signing.
–Also catch me at 1pm at Black Clock (booth #121) and 3pm at Skylight (booth #138)
–I’ll be at the LAT book awards Friday night, too.

Mon. April 14 at 7:30pm, Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in Redondo Beach (2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach CA)–Reading from Annihilation, signing, and discussion. As well as teasers from Authority. Check out their facebook page for the event here.
–From 12 noon to 1pm on April 14, catch me at, answering questions; their bookclub is discussing Annihilation.

Thurs. April 17 at 7:30pm, California State University Channel Islands (One University Drive, Camarillo, CA, at Del Norte 1500)–“In Other Worlds: An Evening of Fantasy and Science Fiction,” with Jeff VanderMeer, Sofia Samatar, and Nikko Nguyen. Reading and Q&A. Samatar is the 2014 recipient of the Crawford Award for her novel A Stranger in Olondria (published by Small Beer Press).


Thurs. April 25 thru Sat. April 26, Arkansas Literary Festival (Main library campus and other venues)–Wonderbook Workshop, discussion of Annihilation (with slideshow), school visit. Check the schedule for my events.


UPCOMING EVENTS (more info soon, with more events TBA)

May 8–WORD Bookstore tumblr (virtual event; answering questions online)
July 9–Hub City Bookstore (Spartanburg, SC)
July 10–Quail Ridge Books (Raleigh/Durham, NC)
July 12–Malaprop’s (Asheville, NC)
July 15–Hub City Bookstore (introducing Carrie Vaughn; Shared Worlds event; date tentative)
July 25-26–Comic-Con (San Diego; with Ann VanderMeer)
July 30–Mysterious Galaxy (Clarion Writers Workshop event, San Diego, with Ann VanderMeer)
Aug. 14-28–United Kingdom Book Tour (WorldCon, Edinburgh, Bath, and more; with Ann VanderMeer)
Aug. 29—31, Decatur Book Festival
Aug. 31–Blue Train Books event (Hogansville, GA)


Ann VanderMeer’s April Time Traveler’s Almanac Tour


Hugo Award and World Fantasy Award winning editor Ann VanderMeer will be touring in support of her MASSIVE thousand-page time travel anthology, just featured on NPR with a review and interview on All Things Considered!

Monday, April 21, 7:00 PM—Flyleaf Books (752 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC)
Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 PM—Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle, #B1, Lexington, KY)
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 PM—Malaprops (55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC)

Come out and learn more about time travel and great fiction!

–Read the Preface at the Onion’s AV Club.
–Read an interview with Ann at Paste.