Today is the official publication date for Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy. For this hardcover collecting Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance, FSG has come up with yet another amazing, stunning cover design–the title page is pretty wonderful, too.
On the Farrar, Straus and Giroux site you can
–Access a great flipbook of articles, essays, and reviews connected to the Southern Reach novels. The flipbook really deserves your attention. It’s beautiful.
In other news, Library Journal put the trilogy on their year’s best list, while Kirkus and Amazon both had Annihilation on their top 100 books of the year. Annihilation has also made it to the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards.
There are also a lot of features about the series this week.
–Suvudu’s posted an interview and also features the title page from the hardcover.
–Weirdfictionreview.com is running Southern Reach content all week. The kick-off interview includes an exclusive excerpt from a new Southern Reach story. They also ran features by Seb Doubinsky and Scott Nicolay.
–Electric Lit has my explanation of a mouse-washing scene in Acceptance, along with an excerpt and amazing exclusive images by Matthew Revert.
–Over at HarperCollins’ SF festival I talk Cronenberg, SF films, and the Southern Reach.
–My Bookish Ways has run my “Tidal Pool Rules” post, complete with annotations by a real marine biologist.
–Time Out NY ran an interview with me about the Southern Reach.
–Jason Sanford is kind enough to recommend the trilogy.
–Largehearted Boy has my thoughts on several Southern Reach playlists.
–Eric Nyquist is also selling prints of his amazing art for the FSG trade paperback editions.
Not to mention, in the past couple of weeks, my essay on weird fiction at the Atlantic and an “in conversation” piece between me and the wonderful designer and writer Peter Mendelsund, over at Boing Boing.
If you like the Southern Reach trilogy and want to support this new edition, please recommend it to family and friends, write a review on your favorite book seller’s website, and/or tell your library to order it.
Thanks so much for your support! This trilogy started out as a dark horse, an underdog, and it’s become a juggernaut–all because of you. Word of mouth has been astounding and I feel very blessed and humbled by just how many people have gotten into this series.