This is the release week for my novel Acceptance, the last installment in the NYT bestselling Southern Reach trilogy. The novel received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews as well as a rave in The Guardian and an A- from Entertainment Weekly–which also put the series on their Binges for Summer list. Stephen King said of the trilogy “I’m loving the Southern Reach trilogy…Creepy and fascinating.”
You can read an excerpt here, and also find an interactive map there among other content. That page also has a whole list of bookseller links if you scroll down.
Also do not forget the amazing audiobook, narrated brilliantly ! I can’t recommend it enough.
Here’s more about the novel:
It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it—the Southern Reach—has collapsed in on itself in confusion. Now one last, desperate team crosses the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they’ve been seeking. If they fail, the outer world is in peril.
Meanwhile, Acceptance tunnels ever deeper into the circumstances surrounding the creation of Area X—what initiated this unnatural upheaval? Among the many who have tried, who has gotten close to understanding Area X—and who may have been corrupted by it? In this last installment of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may be solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound—or terrifying.
How You Can Help!
If you like my fiction and want to support Acceptance and The Southern Reach trilogy, here are some of the things you can do to help.
–Walk into your local independent bookstore and buy a copy. Indie booksellers have hand-sold thousands of copies of this trilogy and I can’t thank them enough.
—Buy Acceptance now from your preferred online bookseller, and recommend your preferred sales link to friends on social media. You can find direct sales links here if you scroll down. Online sellers have been hugely enthusiastic about the trilogy and deserve your support as well.
—Review the book. Blog, review site, or on social media. Any mention, especially noting whatever you really liked about the book, helps immensely.
—Review it on sales site you bought it from. Tell other readers what you liked about it. A quick and easy way to help get the word out and create interest. Online reviews at B&N, Amazon, and elsewhere do help.
—Buy the discounted Annihilation Kindle or Epub version and spread the word. Both Amazon and B&N (will update to discount shortly) are discounting the first novel’s ebook to $2.99. This is a great way for readers new to the series to sample it.
—Request it from your local library. Making sure your local library knows about Acceptance, and the prior two novels (Annihilation and Authority), which noto nly increases library orders but allows multiple people to enjoy the book.
—Spread the word through twitter and facebook. Tell people about the novel through social media, using your favorite link about the book.