Cryonic: A Zombie Novel

Cryonic: A Zombie Novel

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by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
     
 

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“Sometimes you’re better off dead. . . .”

When Royce Bruyere chose to be cryogenically frozen upon death, he figured coming back to life would be exciting. Neat. Bonus time. The world he awakes to is nothing of the sort.

A Chinese invasion has crippled the United States, dividing the country in a decade-long stalemate along the

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“Sometimes you’re better off dead. . . .”

When Royce Bruyere chose to be cryogenically frozen upon death, he figured coming back to life would be exciting. Neat. Bonus time. The world he awakes to is nothing of the sort.

A Chinese invasion has crippled the United States, dividing the country in a decade-long stalemate along the Mississippi. Royce’s successful reanimation is unprecedented, making him the Chinese regime’s most prized possession?but not for long. Eager to control life and death, the Chinese reanimate other “cryonics,” until something goes horribly wrong.

Royce travels through a future wrought with violence and despair, only to discover the cure for the disease lies within him. It’s a race against time as he flees the Chinese and the bloodthirsty victims of a terrifying epidemic in the hope of saving the country from apocalypse and creating a life worth living.

Bradberry is…

"Creative…" —The Dalai Lama

"Compelling…" —Newsweek

"Haunting…" —San Francisco Chronicle

"Moving…" —Library Journal

"Riveting…" —Kirkus

"Powerful…" —Vanity Fair

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Bradberry is…

"Creative…" —The Dalai Lama

"Compelling…" —Newsweek

"Haunting…" —San Francisco Chronicle

"Moving…" —Library Journal

"Riveting…" —Kirkus

"Powerful…" —Vanity Fair

"I didn’t have even the slightest inkling I was going to die that day . . . The blood stopped coursing through my veins . . . but there were no pearly gates, no departed loved ones guiding me into the light."
— from the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974320663
Publisher:
Bruyere
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
326,018
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Travis Bradberry is an award-winning author whose bestselling books have sold more than a million copies and are available in 27 languages. He lives in Solana Beach, CA, with his wife and son.

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Cryonic: A Zombie Novel 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Erin_Daugherty More than 1 year ago
I'm a diehard zombie fan and read everything I can get my hands on. When I saw the positive reviews here I gave Cryonic: A Zombie Novel a go and am so glad I did! First off, the book is a true novel with great characters and an excellent arc to the story. The writing is outstanding and I found myself getting sucked right in to Bradberry's world. The book is incredibly creative, with a world in the not too distant future where America is facing challenges unlike we've ever seen. And that's before the zombies even surface. Royce, the protagonist, is flawed (aka he's just like you and me) but his intentions are good. After dying in 2010 and being cryogenically frozen, the world he awakes to is not what he had hoped for. As he struggles to come to grips with America in 2050, the zombie outbreak begins and things get even more interesting. The zombies are Romero-esque and the outbreak moves as quickly as one would expect. When the characters survive, they do so in a way that's clever and realistic. Those who don't survive simply don't have what it takes, or find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. There's incredible tension as the main characters struggle to survive the apocalypse, and the plot has wonderfully unpredictable twist and turns. There is also a fun element of humor to the book which is great at breaking the tension in the right moments. As you can probably tell by now, I'm trying to say as much as I can without writing a spoiler, so I hope this encourages you to read the book and enjoy for yourself. I liked it even more than World War Z, the Walking Dead volumes, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you name it. It's that good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for all fans of undead lit! This fast-paced zombie thriller will make you positively itch to flip ahead and find out how it ends. The main character is an Indiana Jones type who takes the reader racing through one life threatening scene after another as he somehow manages to survive (often in spite of himself). The plot line contains a number of unexpected twists and turns. The reader gets to know the main characters just enough to make you want to meet them again....
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
“Cryonic” is a fresh, fast-paced zombie thriller with a futuristic twist that sets it apart from the other books in its sub-genre. It begins with Royce Bruyere as a happy man—he loves his wife and has a great relationship with his son, Colt. He makes a reckless decision while flying a small plane with his son, though, and after a crash landing he awakes—almost forty years later.  It turns out Royce had signed up to be cryogenically frozen in the case of severe injury/death, but the America he wants up to is not the one he left. Half of the country has been taken over by the Chinese in the wake of a natural disaster, and they’ve imposed a repressive totalitarian state. They’re also on the cutting edge of science, but their cryonic experiments go awry, creating a zombie horde.  Royce is immune—and also on the run, as he struggles to escape the Chinese-occupied half of America and also help find a cure or prevention method for the spread of the zombie virus.  Royce is an appealing and resourceful hero, an everyman who rises to great bravery, and the future world in which the story is set is fascinating and plays on a lot of modern-day fears. The story maintains a sense of suspense while also working in emotion, as Royce wonders about the fate of his son and that of his new-found friends. The ending is poignant but ultimately hopeful, as well, and I could see a second book spinning off from it. “Cryonic” is an exciting read, and should please readers who enjoy thrillers/horror books generally and especially those who love the zombie apocalypse subset of those books.
g_nicolas More than 1 year ago
I was actually hesitant to read zombie-genre books since most of the books I've read so far couldn’t enable me to envision the terror like on screen. But Cryonic really changed that for me. Aside from the fast-paced and action packed sequences in almost every page, the author's superb writing makes you feel like you are actually right in the middle of it all. The way it was presented was highly researched, especially on the subject of cryogenics and the aftermath of a possible natural disaster. It also diverges from the common setup on almost all zombie related books and films by using cryogenics as the basis of the zombie apocalypse. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wanted a new taste of the undead. This will keep you awake for hours.
MissRead13 More than 1 year ago
Bradberry has a twisted mind, in a good way of course. As fans of horror, sci-fi and zombies move through this book at a fast pace, they will imagine it's almost like watching a movie, instead of reading a book. His descriptions are so exact and precise, and everyone will find Royce, our hero in this novel, to be a fantastic character. The author has clearly done extensive research on the Chinese culture as well, which is an added bonus because it makes Cryonic all the more relevant, and believable. The one-of-a-kind storyline will keep book lovers glued to their seats, and will anticipate what could possibly happen next with each flip of the page. It's terrifying, contemporary, and could really happen! How will it end???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing exciting here folks. One little twist to the usual zombie story happens in the few four chapters, but once that concludes, it is your basic quest to find loved ones story. Okay for a few evenings of light reading but nothing special.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new twist on the question of how it started, but that's it. A linear story with shallow characters and canned dialog that reminded me of a 1970's t.v. mystery; spoken only to let the reader know what is going on. I have read better told (and edited!)free ebooks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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