In paperback:Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is down one position, ending the week at number 2 (trade paperback).Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation debuts at number 7 (trade paperback).Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale maintains its position at number 9 (trade paperback). For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.
Out this week: The Strange Bird by Jeff VanderMeer; The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory; A Long Way Home by Peter Carey; Claude Before Time and Space by Claudia Emerson; and The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa. Want to learn more about upcoming titles? Then go read our most recent book preview. Show More Summary
Jeff VanderMeer's novel, Annihilation, is a trippy and nightmarish sci-fi experience that is virtually unfilmable. But film it they did, making quite a few changes along the way.
Written and directed by Alex Garland ("Ex Machina"), the sci-fi thriller "Annihilation" is based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, which is the first book in the... For more, visit our blog !
Annihilation may not have been a box office smash over the weekend, but it’s certainly a film that has people talking. Those who’ve watched Alex Garland‘s weird, disturbing adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer‘s novel have come away with questions; particularly in regards to the film’s ambiguous conclusion. Show More Summary
By now you've heard how Alex Garland's Annihilation shares little in common with its source material, the first novel of the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. Which means that even if you've read more of those books than Garland...
Alex Garland‘s Annihilation is now playing in theaters. While the film is adapted from the first in trilogy of books by author Jeff VanderMeer, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see Annihilation film sequels. Let’s dive into the Annihilation book sequels, Authority and Acceptance, and explain why. Show More Summary
it would be best to see the film first, before reading this review. Director: Alex Garland. Writers: Alex Garland, Jeff VanderMeer. Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tess Thompson and Gina Rodriguez. Annihilation is a fantastic science fiction film. Show More Summary
When Alex Garland's Annihilation opens, it will be the end of a long journey for the film. It began way back in 2013 when Paramount bought the movie rights to Jeff VanderMeer's book and its sequels, before they were even published. We have been covering Annihilation since the very beginning, and we thought it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane. More »
Jeff VanderMeer explained the connective tissue that binds his trippy eco-horror novel to Alex Garland's hallucinatory sci-fi film.
Fans of the book may leave Alex Garland's big-screen adaptation angry, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Spoilers for Annihilation below.The specter of Tim Burton loomed over the production of Annihilation. Writer/director Alex Garland and production designer Mark Digby were in the midst of adapting Jeff VanderMeer’s sci-fi novel about Area X, a plot of land where nature has been perverted, and they were grappling with a ... More »
Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer, I was initially very intrigued by the trailers for “Annihilation” and had a great deal of promise. I was especially excited by the premise of a female lead in a science fiction film. Natalie Portman is a talented actress with the skill to play such a complex character. […]
Finish Alex Garland’s Annihilation and you’ll find yourself sitting in a dark theater quietly murmuring, “What the…?” Finish Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, meanwhile — the science-fiction novel that serves as the source material for Garland’s film — and … well, you’ll also find yourself sitting someplace quietly murmuring, “What the…?”The book ... More »
Alex Garland‘s weird, wonderful adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer‘s Annihilation hits theaters this week. Anyone who read the novel and watched the trailers could’ve guessed Garland took liberties with the source material. Below, we examine some of the major Annihilation differences between book and film. Show More Summary
Often diverging from the Jeff VanderMeer novel that inspired it, Annihilation from writer-director Alex Garland sees five female specialists set out to explore something akin to a force field that has appeared in Florida. Only one man has escaped it, and he's, well, rattled. You might be, too, after seeing...
Commentary: Paramount says the Natalie Portman film isn't fit for broad release. The issue may be book author Jeff VanderMeer's take on the New Weird genre.
"They share DNA, but it’s a very liberal adaptation,” says the Florida-based author.
Alex Garland's "Annihilation," based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer, is the kind of challenging, uncompromised sci-fi classic that we only get every-so-often, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with such mind-bending behemoths as "2001"Show More Summary
Annihilation will be one of the most wondrous beautiful films you’ll see on the big screen. Book fans have been anticipating the adaptation of The Southern Reach series first novel by Jeff VanderMeer for quite some time. After the word that Alex Garland (Ex Machina) was to helm Annihilation—the anticipation simply grew many folds. The […]