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Genetic Horror in Garland’s “Annihilation”

*Spoiler Alert* A bear screeches “Help me!” in the voice of its last victim, preserving the final words of the prey in its own body.  The intimate-but-fatal contact between bear and its food has caused a mutation in the bear, incorporating remnants of the victim’s consciousness as the only part still “alive.” Welcome to the world of Annihilation.  There are no boundaries between beings; species blend together, plants mimic human […]

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