Authority by Jeff Vandermeer (2014)
The sequel to Annihilation, and the second book in the Southern Reach Trilogy.
Annihilation is a rollercoaster thrill-ride through a unique and vibrant world of horror and mystery. Authority is like if someone did a book report on the user manual for that rollercoaster. There are one or two moments of genuine horror in this novel, but on the whole it felt unnecessary.