London, Fourth Estate, 2014. First editions, first impressions. Hardbacks. Three volumes. Each volume signed without inscription to the title page. Each volume in fine condition. No dustjackets as issued. VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy was published in February, May and September 2014 and explores an 'Area X' a preternatrual area cut-off from mankind where nature has taken over in fantastical way. An engaging trilogy, taking elements of fantasy, science fiction and horror, as well as slipstream - perhaps epitomising recent speculative fiction; certainly influenced by Lem's Solaris and the Strugastky's Roadside Picnic. [10055, Hyraxia Books].