Acceptance, Hardback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing and evocative Southern Reach trilogy.

It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind.

As they press deeper into the unknown - navigating new terrain and new challenges - the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting.

In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound - or terrifying.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780007553532



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Acceptance takes yet another narrative approach [than Annihilation and Authority], using multiple viewpoint characters and moving not just forward in time, but also back to cover the period when Area X was simply the forgotten coast, full of drifters and illegal dumping. Things begin to fall into place for the reader and there are satisfying if tentative answers to be found.

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