The Southern Reach Trilogy: Authority Release Day!

(What is the Séance & Science Brigade? Why is their calling card from tarot? Read the novel to find out. Image by Jeremy Zerfoss.)

This is the release week for my novel Authority, in the US, UK, and Canada! The novel received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, has been blurbed by Robin Sloan and Brian Evenson, and made several best-of month and best-of week lists, with many more high-profile reviews to come.

FSG has a great page with the first chapter for your reading pleasure and an interactive map of the island in Area X–go check it out! That page also has a whole list of bookseller links if you scroll down.

Also do not forget the amazing audiobook, narrated brilliantly by Bronson Pinchot! I can’t recommend it enough.

Here’s more about the novel:

After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been as series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach. Following the tumultuous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the agency is in complete disarray. John Rodrigues (aka “Control”) is the Southern Reach’s newly appointed head. Working with a distrustful but desperate team, a series of frustrating interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, Control begins to penetrate the secrets of Area X. But with each discovery he must confront disturbing truths about himself and the agency he’s pledged to serve. In Authority, the second volume of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, Area X’s most disturbing questions are answered… but the answers are far from reassuring.

How You Can Help!

If you like my fiction and want to support Authority, here are some of the things you can do to help.

—Buy the book now from your preferred bookseller, and preorder the final volume, Acceptance.

–Buy the book during release week. You can find direct sales links here.

—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 Amazon. Go to the Amazon sales page for the book and tell other readers what you liked about it. A quick and easy way to help get the word out and create interest.

—Make sure local booksellers carry it.

—Request it from your local library. Making sure your local library knows about Authority, which notonly 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.


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