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Authority: A Novel Setting

Jeff VanderMeer
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Southern Reach Facility

Many decades ago, this facility was created as a way to study Area X. At one time it had hundreds of scientists, but as time passed, the numbers were lowered to all-time lows of only 50 or so scientists, all suffering from low morale. This is where Control is sent to bring everything back into an efficient model. It is also Control’s ‘last chance’ according to his mother.

Hedley

This is where Control now lives. He and his father used to live there. It is also where, as a teenager, he and his friends would come to hang out.

The U

This is a section of the Southern Reach Facility that houses the scientific wings. Control observes that it is less a symbol of luck than of the incomplete: thoughts, conclusions, reports.

Area X

A place where a man-made ecological disaster happened decades previously. Genetic mutations...

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