INVASIVE: Out Now In Paperback!


The ants go marching, now to paperback. Invasive is now out in mass market format, and it’s a book about ants, anxiety, the future, dangerous billionaires, one angry spider, and it also contains a free trip to Hawaii.*

* but the ants also get to go to Hawaii, sorry

If you’d rather a more official description:

On an isolated island in the middle of the Pacific, a team of scientists is employed by a charismatic billionaire hoping to change the world through cutting-edge research.

In a small cabin on a remote lake in the middle of the Adirondacks, FBI futurist Hannah Stander confronts a barely recognizable human body—one skinned alive by thousands of genetically engineered ants.

Hannah’s investigation ultimately leads her to Kohole Atoll. Though the team there vehemently denies any connection to the body, the more Hannah studies the group, the more she suspects their work has sinister applications. And the more it looks like no one is getting off the island alive.

Who said nice things about it? Lots of folks!

In a starred review, Kirkus said:

“Think Thomas Harris’ Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife’s edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride.”

Publishers Weekly said:

“Fans of Michael Crichton will feel right at home.”

The Washington Post said:

“Wendig does an impeccable job blending fact and fiction as he describes invasive species and insects being used as biological weapons. This is a propulsive tale that also examines our interaction with — and ma­nipu­la­tion of — the natural world.”

The ants said:

“chitter swarm click clicky chitter swarm hey a dead bird let’s eat it”

You should to get it, because if nobody buys my books I die writhing in the abyss!

Indiebound | Amazon | B&N

The book is also available in e-book format (Kobo, iTunes, Google Play, plus the links above), and audio (narrated by the impeccable Xe Sands). I’ll also have more Invasive news as the days go on — I’ll share when I have a green light to share.

Also, if you like it, please tell others, and leave a nice review somewhere.

Please enjoy.

3 responses to “INVASIVE: Out Now In Paperback!”

  1. With all due respect, I’m wondering whether you’ve got any say into the pricing of your ebooks, or if the decision is only up to your publisher? Because to me they sound really overpriced (at least for the international sales channels, maybe in the US or the UK the price isn’t as outrageous).

    I really enjoy your writing advice and I’ve bought the huge book bundle you offer from your website. And I figured I might also like your fiction writing, and the premise of Invasive sounds good. But I’ve checked the price of the ebook and I almost fell off my chair: it is 14.99€ on Amazon in Europe (about 16.5$!). No way am I paying that price for a DRM-locked electronic file! And the other retailers aren’t any better: the equivalent of about 17.5$ on iBooks and wait for it, about 24.5$ on Kobo!

    I thought that now that the paperback is out, the price of the ebook might have been reduced, but no. So it basically means that I could buy two paperbacks (for the equivalent of 8.5$) for the price of only one ebook, which sounds a bit ridiculous.

    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know, since you might not be aware of the pricing of your ebooks abroad.

    Regardless, good luck with the relaunch of Invasive as a paperback!

    • I am aware, but I don’t control those prices in the US much less overseas. That’s a complicated tangle of issues resulting from publishers interfacing with Amazon interfacing with various taxes and tariffs. It’s not merely a me-issue, or a publisher-issue. So, please be aware of that.

  2. Hi Chuck, nice to hear from you. I have been reading your stuff for a while and i really liked it. I myself am too a professional content writer and i don;t travel much so i usually search a lot on my laptop when i need to write about stuff. I am myslef and Essay Champ which was the title given to me by high school students whom i helped with their reports and thesis. I referred them to your books and some of them are complaining about the prices, so is there a way to get your books at a cheaper price for students only?

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