Buying Options

Kindle Price: $9.99

Save $6.01 (38%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

You've subscribed to The Southern Reach Trilogy! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Acceptance: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy Book 3) by [Jeff VanderMeer]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Acceptance: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy Book 3) Kindle Edition

4.0 out of 5 stars 901 ratings
Book 3 of 3: The Southern Reach Trilogy

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$9.99

Length: 354 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible book:
Audible book
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Available
  • Book 3 of 3 in The Southern Reach Trilogy
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer is an awardwinning novelist and editor. He has twice won the World Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award, Philip K. Dick Award, International Horror Guild Award, British Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the World Fantasy Award. His fiction has appeared in the Library of Americas American Fantastic Tales and in multiple anthologies. His recent books have made the years best books lists of Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and Amazon.com. He writes nonfiction for the Washington Post, New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, among others. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Review

“A satisfying conclusion to this captivating trilogy” ―Booklist

“This trilogy is that rare thing--a set in which the whole is as great as the parts.” ―Publishers Weekly

“I'm loving The Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. Creepy and fascinating.” ―Stephen King on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Chilling.” ―Julie Bosman, New York Times on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“VanderMeer masterfully conjures up an atmosphere of both metaphysical dread and visceral tension . . . Annihilation is a novel in which facts are undermined and doubt instilled at almost every turn. It's about science as a way of not only thinking but feeling, rather than science as a means of becoming certain about the world. . . . Ingenious.” ―Laura Miller, Salon on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“A clear triumph for Vandermeer . . . a compelling, elegant, and existential story . . . .The solitary voice of its post-humanist narrator is both deeply flawed and deeply trustworthy--a difficult and excellent balance in a novel whose world is built seamlessly and whose symbols are rich and dark.” ―Lydia Millet, LA Times on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“A book about an intelligent, deadly fungus makes for an enthralling read--trust us.” ―Tara Wanda Merrigan, GQ on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“[A] strange, clever, off-putting, maddening, claustrophobic, occasionally beautiful, occasionally disturbing and altogether fantastic book . . . Annihilation is a book meant for gulping--for going in head-first and not coming up for air until you hit the back cover.” ―Jason Sheehan, NPR Books on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Successfully creepy, an old-style gothic horror novel set in a not-too-distant future. The best bits turn your mind inside out.” ―Sara Sklaroff, The Washington Post on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“If J.J. Abrams-style by-the-numbers stories of shadowy organizations and science magic have let you down one too many times, then Annihilation will be more like a revelation. VanderMeer peels back the skin of the everyday, and gives you a glimpse of a world where science really is stretching the bounds of our knowledge--sometimes to the point where we can't ever be the same . . . [Annihilation] will make you believe in the power of science mysteries again.” ―Annalee Nevitz, io9 on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Fans of the Lost TV series . . . this one is for you.” ―Molly Driscoll, Christian Science Monitor on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“What frightens you? According to many psychologists, our most widely shared phobia is the fear of falling. Jeff VanderMeer's novel Annihilation taps into that bottomless terror . . . VanderMeer ups the book's eeriness quotient with the smoothest of skill, the subtlest of grace. His prose makes the horrific beautiful.” ―Nisi Shawl, Seattle Times on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Much of the flora and fauna seem familiar, but that's what's so fascinating about the carnage that VanderMeer sets loose. He has created a science fiction story about a world much like our own.” ―John Domini, Miami Herald on The Southern Reach Trilogy

Annihilation feels akin to isolated sci-fi terrors of Alien . . . teases and terrifies and fascinates.” ―Kevin Nguyen, Grantland on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“The plot moves quickly and has all the fantastic elements you'd ever want--biological contaminants, peculiar creatures, mysterious deaths--but it's the novel's unbearable dread that lingers with me days after I've finished it.” ―Justin Alvarez, The Paris Review on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Jeff VanderMeer ventures on to strange ground in this enigmatic story.” ―Alex Good, The Toronto Star on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“[VanderMeer's] writing is courageously imaginative, fiercely unformulaic, and utterly immersive. You don't read Jeff VanderMeer, you experience him.” ―Paul Goat Allen, The Barnes & Noble Book Blog on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“The first book in what may be a modern classic of post-apocalyptic sci-fi . . . .Annihilation's story struck me hard and pulled me in fast. I haven't had a reading experience this creepy, intense, and edge-of-your-seat since H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness.” ―Paul Schwartz, UR Chicago on The Southern Reach Trilogy

Annihilation is smart, tense and utterly engrossing.” ―Mike Reynolds, Bookgasm on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Master of the literary headtrip Jeff VanderMeeer's Annihilation is simply unlike anything you've read before. It gnaws away at your nerves with a slow-building sense of dread and impending madness.” ―Marc Savlov, Kirkus Reviews on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“VanderMeer both defies and challenges genre boundaries, forcing readers to forget about traditional tropes and clichés and simply enjoy the storytelling.” ―John DeNardo, Kirkus "Best Bets for Speculative Fiction Books, February 2014 on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“A gripping fantasy thriller, Annihilation is thoroughly suspenseful.” ―Heather Paulson, Booklist on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“After their high-risk expedition disintegrates, it's every scientist for herself in this wonderfully creepy blend of horror and science fiction. . . . Speculative fiction at its most transfixing.” ―Kirkus (Starred Review) on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“A gripping fantasy thriller, Annihilation is thoroughly suspenseful. In a manner similar to H. G. Wells' in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), VanderMeer weaves together an otherworldly tale of the supernatural and the half-human. Delightfully, this page-turner is the first in a trilogy.” ―Heather Paulson, ALA Booklist (Starred Review) on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Brilliant . . . ever-more-terrifying, yet ever-more-transcendent . . . .Using evocative descriptions of the biologist's outer and inner worlds, masterful psychological insight, and intellectual observations both profound and disturbing--calling Lovecraft to mind and Borges--VanderMeer unfolds a tale as satisfying as it is richly imagined.” ―Publishers Weekly on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“In much of Jeff VanderMeer's work, a kind of radiance lies beating beneath the surface of the words. Here in Annihilation, it shines through with warm blazing incandescence. This is one of a grand writer's finest and most dazzling books.” ―Peter Straub, author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Original and beautiful, maddening and magnificent.” ―Warren Ellis on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“One of those books where it all comes together--the story and the prose and the ideas, all braided into a triple helix that gives rise to something vibrant and alive. Something that grows, word-by-word, into powerful, tangled vines that creep into your mind and take hold of it. Annihilation is brilliant and atmospheric, a novel that has the force of myth.” ―Charles Yu, author of How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“A dazzling book . . . haunted and haunting.” ―Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“A tense and chilling psychological thriller about an unraveling expedition and the strangeness within us. A little Kubrick, a lot Lovecraft, the novel builds with an unbearable tension and a claustrophobic dread that linger long afterward. I loved it.” ―Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“The great thing about Annihilation is the strange, elusive, and paranoid world that it creates. . . .I can't wait for the next one.” ―Brian Evenson, author of Last Days on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“It's been a long time since a book filled me with this kind of palpable, wondrous disquiet, a feeling that started on the first page and that I'm not sure I've yet shaken.” ―Matt Bell, author of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“This swift surreal suspense novel reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world. The reader will want to stay trapped with the Biologist to find the answers to Area X's mysteries.” ―Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy

“Unsettling and un-put-downable like an old-fashioned adventure story, only weirder, beautifully written and not at all old-fashioned.” ―Karen Joy Fowler, BookPage on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“The prose is phenomenal . . . it toyed with my imagination in ways that haven't happened since A Wrinkle in Time.” ―Madison Vain, Entertainment Weekly on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“Its deepest terror lies in its exploration of . . . the human heart, and the terror that can grow from the ways in which we are untrue to each other, and to ourselves.” ―Jared Bland, The Globe and Mail on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“VanderMeer's masterful command of the plot, his cast of characters, and the increasingly desperate situation will leave the reader desperate for the final volume in the trilogy.” ―Publishers Weekly on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“What frightens you? According to many psychologists, our most widely shared phobia is the fear of falling. Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation taps into that bottomless terror . . . VanderMeer ups the book's eeriness quotient with the smoothest of skill, the subtlest of grace. His prose makes the horrific beautiful.” ―Nisi Shawl, The Seattle Times on The Southern Reach Trilogy

“There's something Poe-like in this tightening, increasingly paranoid focus . . . the payoff is absolutely worth the patience.” ―N.K. Jemisin, The New York Times on The Southern Reach Trilogy

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : September 2, 2014
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 354 pages
  • Publisher : FSG Originals (September 2, 2014)
  • ASIN : B00ILWNU2E
  • File Size : 591 KB
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 901 ratings

Customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5
901 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017
Verified Purchase
42 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017
Verified Purchase
49 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018
Verified Purchase
23 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2018
Verified Purchase
16 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Nicaragua
5.0 out of 5 stars Captured my imagination
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 10, 2016
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Rough Diamond
4.0 out of 5 stars The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2014
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Robert P.
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm sorry Jeff
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2019
Verified Purchase
Susan D
4.0 out of 5 stars A very absorbing and good puzzler
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 23, 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
J. Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Return to Area X
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 16, 2014
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse