I just finished Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer. He's also the author of Annihilation which later became a great sci-fi movie. Not sure how much it would help you? But the writing is very vivid and several of the main characters are animals, and the book also gets pretty deep into issues of ecology / climate change / genetic experimentation. There are a lot of dream-like descriptions of places and things that feel unreal, contradictory, and just generally strange.