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[Review] Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The mystery and fear of Lovecraft meets the excitement and scientific discovery of Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama.

It sounds a strange thing to say, especially given the nationality of the author, but the novel is very American. The blind acceptance of arming everyone to go on a scientific mission I guess is a little jarring for a Brit. It’s not a criticism by any means, just an interesting discussion point on the point that arming civilians is de rigeur in fiction.

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