Micah asked Jeff VanderMeer:

Hi Jeff, I found the lack of names for the characters in Annihilation fascinating. I have several theories on the reason, and the narrative itself drops some hints, but what was your motivation on "naming" the characters according to their job title rather than giving actual names to characters, as you do in Authority?

Jeff VanderMeer In Annihilation the reason given is that expeditions that used names came to much worse ends.

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