London, 4th [Fourth] Estate, 2014. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. A wonderful novel exploring 'Area X' a preternatrual area cut-off from mankind where nature has taken over in fantastical way. An engaging book, 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. Paramount picked up the film rights, and Alex Garland directed the film. [7668, Hyraxia Books].