Jeff VanderMeer sez, "Want a copy of the awesome Blackstone audiobook for Annihilation, the first book in my Southern Reach trilogy? If you live in the United States, U.S. territories, or the Philippines you are eligible to win."
What's the novel about? About a new expedition into Area X, a mysterious *œpristine wilderness' cut off from the rest of the world for decades; many of the prior expeditions have come to bad ends. The members of the latest expedition are four women: an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist — the de facto leader — and a biologist, the narrator. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers — but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.
What's the contest?
*"Tell me why you in particular should be added to the expedition going into Area X! Entries should be at least a sentence long but not over 500 words. I will not be checking their truthfulness.
*"Five winners will be chosen and provided with their own download link.
*"The deadline is midnight EST on Wednesday, February 26. (The audiobook is released Feb. 4)