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Invasive Species
     

Invasive Species

3.4 12
by Joseph Wallace
 

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There can only be one dominant life form on Earth.

In the remote African wilderness, a rainforest is dying. But something else has come to life: A newly evolved predator that has survived the depredations of mankind, only to emerge from its natural habitat faster, stronger, and deadlier than anything humanity has ever faced.

And it is no longer man.

Overview

There can only be one dominant life form on Earth.

In the remote African wilderness, a rainforest is dying. But something else has come to life: A newly evolved predator that has survived the depredations of mankind, only to emerge from its natural habitat faster, stronger, and deadlier than anything humanity has ever faced.

And it is no longer man.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Wallace’s unsettling, mind-bending apocalyptic novel chillingly dives into what happens when the balance of the world is disrupted and an invasive species grabs the reins. Terrifying and, yes, poetic, this is a novel that gets under your skin with an 'it could happen here' kind of chilling grace.”
—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

Invasive Species cost me a perfectly good night’s sleep… I hope Wallace carries a screenplay of Invasive Species in his hip pocket; he’s going to need it.”
—Bill Ransom, author of Jaguar

“If Wells’s Martians scared you, or the Body Snatchers, or the Alien films, you might want to read this one under the bed. Brilliant.”
—Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award-winning author of Starhawk

“Joseph Wallace re-births an ancient terror with creepy, pulse-pounding plausibility. His tale is just a few mutations away from coming true.”—David Brin, author of Existence

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425269497
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
938,194
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“Wallace’s unsettling, mind-bending apocalyptic novel chillingly dives into what happens when the balance of the world is disrupted and an invasive species grabs the reins. Terrifying and, yes, poetic, this is a novel that gets under your skin with an 'it could happen here' kind of chilling grace.”
—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

Invasive Species cost me a perfectly good night’s sleep… I hope Wallace carries a screenplay of Invasive Species in his hip pocket; he’s going to need it.”
—Bill Ransom, author of Jaguar

“If Wells’s Martians scared you, or the Body Snatchers, or the Alien films, you might want to read this one under the bed. Brilliant.”
—Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award-winning author of Starhawk

“Joseph Wallace re-births an ancient terror with creepy, pulse-pounding plausibility. His tale is just a few mutations away from coming true.”—David Brin, author of Existence

Meet the Author

Joseph Wallace has written articles for Sierra and Audubon magazines, for Newsday, World Book Encyclopedia, and dozens of other publications. He is the author of short stories that have appeared in Baltimore Noir, The Prosecution Rests, and in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Diamond Ruby, Wallace’s historical first novel about the girl who struck out Babe Ruth, was published in 2010.

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Invasive Species 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great imagination, well-developed characters, thought-provoking, well written story. From the jungles of Africa to New York City, an evolutionary "what if." Read it.
Bubwolf More than 1 year ago
Neat apocalyptic thriller. Loved the science, action and pace of the book.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
This story start out with Trey Gilliard. He is an explorer and likes nothing more than to be out away from people. He stumbles upon a new species of wasp. With deforestation, many species seem to be dying but the thieves, as they are called by the natives, have adapted and become more vicious than your normal wasp. And now they are spreading throughout the world. Humans are no longer the dominate species. This is a very creepy story, I don’t know if I can look at wasps the same again. Most animal species are dying with hoe humans are treating this world but the thieves have evolved to be bigger, smarter, and will give humanity a run for its money. I got sucked into this story and couldn’t wait to see how it went from there. Then when the thieves start spreading, I couldn’t help but cringe. I loved how they affect society, especially since we all think we are intelligent people and could handle anything. This story is amazing. I can’t wait to read Slavemakers to see what happens next. I received Invasive Species for free in exchange for an honest review.
Lizard_Jack More than 1 year ago
I did not choose this book, it was a surprise gift. I had never heard of it or the author. I put off reading it for awhile, but when I started reading it I was very happily surprised. It grabbed me pretty well by about page 20 and I didn't want to put it down. It has good science, interesting characters, and an original story. Very nice read. I plan to buy from this author again (I think he has one or two books in the works).
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Great story. Not boring at all.... wish there was a second
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It can't take too much writing skill to write a book better than the table of contents. Sample is useless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks Barnes and Noble for 13 pages of sample that ends after table of contents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, but did bog down in a few places. Would be nice if the sample actually included part of the story and not just the table of contents.