I have been a huge supporter of Jeff Vandermeer and his work as both an author and editor [and even champion] of Weird Fiction. You can click here or read below for details, but the rest of America is catching up with me in my Weird Fiction love as this subbgenre which confidently straddles the line between horror and fantasy is having its moment in the sun.
Here are just a few of my favorite authors who you should have in your library collections who write Weird Fiction [with links to the times I have mentioned them on the blog]: Karen Russell, Carmen Maria Machado, Damien Angelica Walters, and Jeremy R. Johnson. Each link willed you to more authors too.
I mention Bird Box below by Malerman, but in the three yearsisince I read Annihilation I have to say his newer Black Mad Wheel is THE PERFECT readalike here [just with men, not women, on a doomed excursion to a strange place].
Back to this book-- Annihilation. I read this book in one sitting, on a plane to Hawaii. I talk about it below, but what I want to add [almost exactly 3 years after I read it in March 2015] is that not only do I still remember this book, but I still viscerally remember how it felt to read this book on that plane. To remember how a book made you feel, like actual feel the feelings still when you think about it three years later....that is pretty cool.
Below is my review with plenty of links. Consider seeing the movie, but also read more VanderMeer or at least, read more Weird Fiction [link to Goodreads books tagged Weird Fiction], if only to see what all the fuss is about.