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By Jeff VanderMeer

ISBN-10: 0374104107

ISBN-13: 9780374104108

After thirty years, the single human engagement with quarter X—a doubtless malevolent panorama surrounded by way of an invisible border and mysteriously cleaned of all indicators of civilization—has been a sequence of expeditions overseen by means of a central authority supplier so mystery it has nearly been forgotten: the Southern achieve. Following the tumultuous 12th day trip chronicled in Annihilation, the business enterprise is in entire disarray.

John Rodrigues (aka "Control") is the Southern Reach's newly appointed head. operating with a distrustful yet determined workforce, a chain of exasperating interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video photos, regulate starts off to penetrate the secrets and techniques of sector X. yet with each one discovery he needs to confront tense truths approximately himself and the company he's pledged to serve.

In Authority, the second one quantity of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern achieve trilogy, region X's most annoying questions are responded . . . however the solutions are faraway from reassuring.

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Er griff nach der Teetasse und trank einen Schluck von dem widerwärtigen Gesöff. Dieser Ring in ihrer Nase, du liebe Güte! �Daddy …« Er stand auf, packte sie am Handgelenk und zog sie hoch. Sie schrie überrascht auf. Seine Tasse Tee fiel um. Einer der Arbeiter sprang auf und sagte, er solle sich beruhigen. Rattigan, der Ally nicht losließ, stieß ihn wieder auf seinen Stuhl zurück. Die Adern an seinem Hals schwollen bedrohlich an, als er seine Tochter aus dem Café zum Bentley zerrte. « Er stieß sie in den Fond des Wagens, aber sie krabbelte hastig auf die andere Seite und stieg dort wieder aus.

Er wusste das. Und während er darüber nachdachte, verkündete sein Verstand plötzlich: Ich bin immer noch fähig zu mehr außergewöhnlicher Güte. Ja, das bin ich. « Er fuhr erschreckt auf, als die unpersönliche Stimme der Privatsekretärin ertönte. « �Gut. « In den letzten Jahren hatte er ein äußerst riskantes, äußerst ertragreiches Geschäft mit den Russen betrieben, und jetzt war der Zeitpunkt gekommen, einem Telefongespräch zu lauschen, das auf einer verschlüsselten Leitung zwischen einem seiner Mittelsmänner und einem Funktionär in Moskau stattfand.

Damals war er noch jung gewesen. Als er zum ersten Mal mit seiner Junggesellenherde in den kalten Ozean gezogen war, hatten sie bei Sonnenuntergang Scheinkämpfe miteinander ausgefochten, sie hatten sich gejagt, geschubst, tot gespielt und angeberische Mätzchen gemacht. Knapp unter der Oberfläche waren sie durchs Wasser gerast, hatten sich aufgebäumt und waren dann spektakulär in die Luft gesprungen. Oder sie hatten sich tief im nahrungsreichen Polarmeer irreführende Botschaften geschickt; er hatte sich den Bauch mit trägen Tintenfischen vollgeschlagen, jedoch signalisiert, dass es kaum Beute gab.

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