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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 08.20.08] zombies news book horror



Hot Dog! Editor John Joseph Adams is finally back with his new literary zombie anthology called "The Living Dead." Some of you may remember that we were big fans of his last book, Wastelands : Stories of the Apocalypse and when I interviewed him, Adams confessed that his next literary comp would indeed be about zombies (though at that time the book in question was to be called "No More Room in Hell"). Well, it looks like, true to his word, Adams has compiled a doozy of a book which includes stories from the likes of heavyweights; Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Joe R. Lansdale. This looks like a must have for zombie fans. The book will be available from Nightshade Books in September but you can pre-order it from Amazon after the break.

About "The Living Dead":
From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead; from Resident Evil to World War Z, zombies have invaded popular culture, becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west. The ultimate consumers, zombies rise from the dead and feed upon the living, their teeming masses ever hungry, ever seeking to devour or convert, like mindless, faceless eating machines. Zombies have been depicted as mind-controlled minions, the shambling infected, the disintegrating dead, the ultimate lumpenproletariat, but in all cases, they reflect us, mere mortals afraid of death in a society on the verge of collapse.


Purchase The Living Dead from Amazon

Full table of contents here

Check out my interview with editor John Joseph Adams here


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barnesm (8 years ago) Reply

Thats looking FANTASTIC, I for one will be camping byt he mail box.

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hard to please snob. (8 years ago) Reply

I don't mean to sound like a smart arse, but I don't like how most of the stories are old. Having mostly been written before 2000. Quite a few I've read from Skipp and Spectors Book of the Dead series. Still, there's quite a few I haven't read so I'll still buy it.


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