Authority, Annotated

Jeff VanderMeer
Chapter 1

Authority is the second volume in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, which is publishing throughout 2014: volume one (Annihilation) last February, and volume three (Acceptance) in September. Here, courtesy of Rap Genius, is the first chapter of Authority with annotations by the author.

Previously: Annihilation, Annotated


Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America’s American Fantastic Tales and multiple year’s best anthologies. He writes nonfiction for The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian, among others.

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