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Macro Monday On Tuesday, A Starred Invasive, Zer0es, And More!

So, some very exciting news:

INVASIVE got a starred review from Kirkus. It’s my first starred review, actually, and so it’s made all the more exciting. It’s a crackerjack review, but I like the last couple sentences the best:

“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. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future.”

Thanks to Kirkus for the very kind review.

Also, thanks to Harper for making this book like aces. The inside pages look like this:


Little ants, crawling out from the binding…

And, since it seems a good day to post a relevant macro (click photo for larger):

Love that shot. Kind of a TAKE YOUR LARVAE TO WORK DAY kinda shot. You can, if you blow the photo up, see the fine golden hairs on the larvae that let it clump together with the other anty-grublings. Found this one when me and B-Dub were out in the woods looking around for bugs (“bug hunt,” he calls it), and we discovered a trail of carpenter ants carrying the brood — and the line went pretty much right up to the dead tree next to the writer shed, which leads me to believe these ants are the fanboys who sometimes make it inside when I’m writing.

You can pre-order INVASIVE now — it comes out in August. Nab from:

Indiebound | Amazon | B&N.

Also, today’s the day ZER0ES comes out in paperback! Hackers versus the NSA, baby. Note that while INVASIVE takes place in the same universe as ZER0Es, you don’t need one book to understand the other.

Grab the Zer0es paperback at:

Indiebound | Amazon | B&N.

And, Star Wars: Aftermath is a Bookbub promotion, so $1.99 for Kindle.

Aaaaand, last week saw the third issue of Hyperion come out from Marvel. I wrote it, art by Nik Virella, colors by Romulo Fajardo, so excited to see this one land. Grab digital here.


And finally:

Kameron Hurley’s Geek Feminist Revolution comes out today (nab it here if you please) — as I said on my blurb, I’ll pretty much read anything Kameron writes, because she’s fearless and fighty and she gives the proper amount of fucks. This is a good book, a challenging book, and it dishes a lot of deep thought and sharp wit when it comes down to geek culture’s feminist intersections. Go read it. Thus endeth the lesson.