So I’ve been playing coy with the monster that threatens to bring the world to an end in Invasive Species, my new thriller. (The one that’s “just a few mutations away from coming true,” according to the great sf writer David Brin.) I didn’t want to reveal its identity until people had the chance to watch the book trailer (see previous post), which is spookier if you don’t know what the threat is, only that “it can get in anywhere.”
But now that the book is out, reviewers are starting to discuss it, and I described the monster at my wonderful launch at the Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, NY, I figured it’s time to mention it here, as well. And show it.
Yes, it’s a wasp. A honkin’ big, smart, aggressive wasp, clever enough to travel wherever it wants without being seen…and with some deadly abilities you’ll have to read the novel to discover.
It looks a lot like the portrait on image I’ve uploaded here–which also happens to be the bookmark/card thingy I’m giving away to anyone who buys the book. Created by the gifted illustrator Gregory Nemec, it’s based on a poster Trey and Jack, two of the main characters in Invasive Species, create as they try to track the spread of the deadly threat.
If you’ve bought the book and would like one, either to use as a bookmark (it’s 3.5 x 4.5 inches) or just for fun, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll send one off to you. Thanks!