- Author: Jack Ketchum
- Artist: Alan M. Clark & Glenn Chadbourne
- Page Count: 90
- Pub. Date: October 2006
- ISBN: 1-58767-154-9
- Status: Out of Print
by Jack Ketchum
Cover Artwork: Alan M. Clark
B&W Interior Artwork: Glenn Chadbourne
About the Book:
WEED SPECIES: In ecology. An invasive species, also called an invasive exotic, is an organism that is intentionally or accidentally introduced to an area where it is not native, and where it successfully invades and disturbs natural ecosystems, displacing native species. The term is most often applied to, but not limited to, plants. See also kudzu, water hyacinth, zebra mussel, Burmese python, eco-tourism, sociopath.
Weed Species is a brand new novella from award-winning author Jack Ketchum, and this is a Cemetery Dance exclusive title — there are currently no other editions of this book planned for anywhere in the world!
Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk—a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. His short story "The Box" won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story "Gone" won again in 2000—and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time. He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies' Night, and The Lost. His stories are collected in The Exit At Toledo Blade Boulevard, Broken on the Wheel of Sex, and Peaceable Kingdom. His novella The Crossings was cited by Stephen King in his speech at the 2003 National Book Awards.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 1,500 signed copies ($35)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($175)