Waiting on Wednesday: Species Imperative by Julie E. Czerneda

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Species Imperative by Julie E. Czerneda
Expected publication: September 2nd 2014 by DAW Trade

A threat to entire worlds. Where on that scale does one woman fall?

Dr. Mackenzie "Mac" Connor’s goal in life is to be left in peace to study her salmon and their migration. She has no interest in the Interspecies Union, space travel, or the mysterious Chasm, an expanse of dead worlds filled with the ruins of alien civilizations. The only cloud on Mac’s horizon is having to meet with the Oversight Committee to defend any research intrusions into the protected zones on shore.

But what Mac wants no longer matters. There’s another, darker, migration underway, this time across space. What created the Chasm has awakened once more, to follow its imperative to feed on living worlds. How can it be stopped?

Aliens have asked Mac to find that answer. She knows it may mean sacrificing all she loves, including Earth itself. She’s determined to find another way.

But, first, she must survive.

The Chasm of the past was only a trial run, for this species intent on replacing all life with its own. And they’ve learned her name.

While not a *new* title per se, this 10th Anniversary Trade Omnibus Edition is exciting for a number of reasons. Fans who spoke out as fellow biogeeks on Facebook are not only being acknowledged in the new edition, but graciously treated to signed bookmarks and bookplates. Now that, my friends, is how you say thank you to your fans. :)


  1. Signed bookmarks - that's a nice gesture.

  2. Oooooh!!! I love this series! I'm going to have to get myself one of those bookmarks..... :)

  3. Oh nice! Totally new to me but sounds awesome!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  4. Hadn't heard about this one, but I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  5. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

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  6. Sounds interesting but I don't think it's one I would pick up myself...unless recommended of course :)

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