Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more


by Rich Larson

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Fantasy Science Fiction

Annex Synopsis

At first it is a nightmare. When the invaders arrive, the world as they know it is destroyed. Their friends are kidnapped. Their families are changed. Then it is a dream. With no adults left to run things, Violet and the others who have escaped capture are truly free for the first time. They can do whatever they want to do. They can be whoever they want to be. But the invaders won't leave them alone for long...

This thrilling debut by one of the most acclaimed short form writers in science fiction tells the story of a young trans girl who must find a way to fight back against the aliens who have taken over her city.

Annex Press Reviews

Rich Larson has an amazing knack for capturing the lonesomeness of growing up, and how much random cruelty and steadfast companionship there is in childhood. Not to mention, just how alien and scary families can be. -- Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

A thrilling and imaginative entry into the alien invasion genre with two fierce and desperate young protagonists you won't be able to stop rooting for. -- Fonda Lee, Nebula-nominated author of Jade City

Annex is a ferocious sci-fi fairy tale--a warm, thrilling adventure about what happens after the end of the world. Both epic and intimate in equal measure, this one's a joy and a blast, from beginning to end. -- Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker and I Am Princess X

Rich Larson presents a uniquely compelling apocalypse--equal parts frightening and touching. -- Alex White, author of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

Wunderkind Rich Larson's Annex gives us nonstop action set pieces as breathtakingly clever as they are relentless and a vivid, compelling cast. Sequels now, please! -- Mike Allen, author of Unseaming

If you loved this, you might like these...

Beneath the World, a Sea
The Colour of the Day
Radioactive Evolution
Doctor Who: The Good Doctor

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780316416542
Publication date: 16/08/2018
Publisher: Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown & Company
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780316416542
Publication date: 16th August 2018
Author: Rich Larson
Publisher: Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown & Company
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Fantasy, Science Fiction,
Categories: Science fiction, Adventure,

About Rich Larson

Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, to an American father and a Canadian mother. He has since lived in Grande Prairie, Alberta, studied in both Edmonton and in Providence, Rhode Island, and worked in a small Spanish town outside Seville. He currently writes from Ottawa, Canada. His speculative fiction has been translated into Polish and Italian, featured on io9, and appears in numerous Year's Best anthologies. Rich has received the Dell Award and Rannu Prize for Writers of Speculative Fiction, while his literary short work has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Journey Prize. He was a semifinalist ...

More About Rich Larson

Share this book