Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead [NOOK Book]

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Imagine being trapped aboard the doomed Titanic on an icy Atlantic. . . with the walking dead. This fast-paced thriller reimagines the historical events of the fateful Titanic voyage through the lens of zombie mayhem. Captain Edward Smith and his inner circle desperately try to contain a weaponized zombie virus smuggled on board with the 2,200 passengers sailing to New York. Faced with an exploding population of lumbering, flesh-hungry undead, Smith's team is forced into bloody hand-to-hand combat down the narrow...
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Overview

Imagine being trapped aboard the doomed Titanic on an icy Atlantic. . . with the walking dead. This fast-paced thriller reimagines the historical events of the fateful Titanic voyage through the lens of zombie mayhem. Captain Edward Smith and his inner circle desperately try to contain a weaponized zombie virus smuggled on board with the 2,200 passengers sailing to New York. Faced with an exploding population of lumbering, flesh-hungry undead, Smith's team is forced into bloody hand-to-hand combat down the narrow halls of the huge steamer. In its few short days at sea, the majestic Titanic turns into a Victorian bloodbath, steaming at top speed toward a cold, blue iceberg. A creepy, tense page-turner, Deck Z will thrill zombie fans and Titanic buffs alike.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Titanic disaster gets a horror-flavored reinterpretation in this slim but effective debut tale of zombies on the high seas. In an attempt to keep a deadly plague from being weaponized by the Germans, scientist Theodor Weiss steals the only sample, destroys his notes, and flees, ultimately seeking refuge aboard the Titanic. He's tracked down by an agent of the German Empire who inadvertently releases the plague, turning passengers and crew into ravening monsters. As Weiss, Capt. Smith, and others try to contain the infection, the Titanic strikes an iceberg, compounding their problems. This fast-paced nightmare hits all the horror notes: a high body count, tense combat, moments of cowardice and valor, and even a plucky child in mortal peril. The cinematic atmosphere and attention to detail make this a better-than-average zombie mash-up. Agent: Victoria Skurnick, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. (Oct.)
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"A spine-chilling, nail-biting page-turner."
School Library Journal

"Fans of the undead should definitely seek this one out."
British Fantasy Society

"Deck Z is an enjoyable romp for anyone who likes to mix history and genre horror"
io9.com

"Be warned: this is no campy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-style mash-up but a serious, gory horror story. History buffs will appreciate details about the Titanic's construction and the appearance of historical figures like Captain E. J. Smith (portrayed as a man of honor and a badass), designer Thomas Andrews, 'Unsinkable' Molly Brown, and White Star Line manager J. Bruce Ismay. But with all the bloody zombie action, zombie fans are the real intended audience here. This quick, creepy read is perfect for Halloween."
-The Horn Book

"It doesn't really matter that this is the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, as the subject is always hugely popular. Deck Z, however, is no retelling of the research on the building or sinking of the ocean liner. The brilliant premise is this: take a biological weapon and run away with it on an ocean liner sailing to America. Dr. Weiss is a German scientist who discovers a plague that turns its victims into zombies. Though he wants to use his findings to create a cure for other diseases, the German army has other ideas. Planning to use the Toxic to start a zombie army, they anticipate that Russia will use all its funds to stop them and Germany can win the war.

When Dr. Weiss learns of the plot, he does the only possible thing?run for America. The problem is that he took the vial with him and left a trail for the Germans to follow. Once on board, the Toxic is released and zombies take over the E Deck, turning it into Deck Z.

Using known research and inserting fantastic events from the zombie plague, Pauls and Solomon create a riveting mystery. The band plays on to distract the zombies from boarding the lifeboats. More people die on Deck E than any other. The architect goes down with the ship. Who is after the Toxic? Can the passengers defeat the zombies? What happens to Dr. Weiss? Does he invent a cure? You'll have to read it for yourself?you'll never believe it until you do."
-- SchoolLibraryJournal.com

"if you find yourself a fan of the history of the Titanic or a fan of a really fun zombie tale then you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy."
--Retroist

"The Titanic disaster gets a horror-flavored reinterpretation in this slim but effective debut tale of zombies on the high seas. In an attempt to keep a deadly plague from being weaponized by the Germans, scientist Theodor Weiss steals the only sample, destroys his notes, and flees, ultimately seeking refuge aboard the Titanic. He's tracked down by an agent of the German Empire who inadvertently releases the plague, turning passengers and crew into ravening monsters. As Weiss, Capt. Smith, and others try to contain the infection, the Titanic strikes an iceberg, compounding their problems. This fast-paced nightmare hits all the horror notes: a high body count, tense combat, moments of cowardice and valor, and even a plucky child in mortal peril. The cinematic atmosphere and attention to detail make this a better-than-average zombie mash-up."
- Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Theodor Weiss, an emotionally injured scientist, was recruited by the German government to study a mutation of a deadly bubonic plague that has developed in Manchuria. Unknowingly, he brings a victim back to his mountain hideaway and tries to uncover the cause of the plague, seeking a cure. Once he has obtained the deadly Toxic from the victim, he flees the scene as he realizes that the German government wants to use it as a biological weapon. Arriving at the Southampton dock, he finds the world's largest ocean liner-the Titanic. When the Toxic is violently stolen, it begins to affect thousands of passengers, turning them into malicious, horrid zombies. With the help of Captain Edward Smith, Weiss and his team are forced into a Victorian massacre of the undead during the final hours of the legendary, ill-fated ocean liner as it speeds toward a deadly, disastrous iceberg. This fast-paced thriller reenacts the historical events of the tragic voyage through the lens of zombie anarchy. Plot-driven and told from multiple points of view, the novel will keep teens intrigued with gore and action. Readers will find that fiction and reality are a bit blurred as they continually try to guess which is which. A spine-chilling, nail-biting page-turner.—Krista Welz, The North Bergen Public Library, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452119144
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 76,212
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Chris Pauls is a regular contributor to popular websites and national publications. He lives in Wisconsin.

Matt Solomon is a regular contributor to popular websites and national publications. He lives in Wisconsin.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

    This is a most excellent zombie novel! If, like me, you read to

    This is a most excellent zombie novel! If, like me, you read tons of zombie/apocalyptic novels, you know how many mediocre, poorly edited, and just plain bad novels are out there. Well, this novel is a great example of what a great Zombie red should be! This novel had me from the beginning with setting, characters, and writing. The story line pulls you in, and there is a very good amount of Zombie Gore to make sure you don't forget what this novel is all about. The characters are well written and believable. I ENTHUSIASTICALLY recommend this book to any one who enjoys plain horror or more focused Zombie novels. I hope the authors can keep up this level of writing!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    I highly recommend this book for fans of the Titanic. Keep in mi

    I highly recommend this book for fans of the Titanic. Keep in mind that it's a story with a spin. Actual events are portrayed just as it had happened.

    I read this book in one day. I have only done that with one other book in my life and that was years ago. 

    I highly suggest you read this book. It has a serious twist as to the protagonist. I was a bit disappointed with the ending but it was still predictable.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Perfect

    First off, to all the anons who say this book sucks or was boring, just shut it. All this book is about is to entertain the readers. Not make them want to go to a history book and look to se if any of it happened. To the ones who have not read the book yet, you are in for a good alternate reality story of the historic event that took place over 100 years ago.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Very well done

    I like this book it blends zombies and titanic really well and balences mysterie in the mayhem also




    u like it get world war z

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Titanic and Zombies Combined

    As a huge fan of both the tragedy of Titanic and zombies, I couldnt believe my luck with this book. The plot is amazing and very fast paced. The authors did an incredible job fitting the Toxic into the actual timeline of the Titanic.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Entertaining

    Entertaining takr on zombies. Great fit for zombie fans

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Good

    It was a very good book, and an interesting view point on the Titanic and the tragic end it meets.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Zombies on tje titamic

    A cool ake on an old story. Genuingly enjoyable to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Best book after nightjohn

    I loved it but it needs more trill in it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Great view of what could be the Future of New Orleans

    From New Orleans to mother natures distruction to what they called Orleans, this book shows a strong willed girl who has been through a lot, and still has fight to survive, not only for herself but for her new found 'family'. The devistation mentioned through this book makes you wonder what the future may hold and could we possibly lose the gem of a town of New Orleans.
    Great characters, great story, pleseant read. Don't want to give the story away, so I've made my review as best I could.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Yeah!

    It is awesome. I think it tells very good story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Boring Zombies

    I thought this book would be really good. Wasn't - very predictable. Nothing scary about this book. Almost turned me into a zombie it was so boring.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Good

    Good book. Pie

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    to "stupid"

    Your right but once you get past the titanic part it gets better

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    STUPID

    Know one wants to read titanic books

    1 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    To all members and prezidnts of horror club

    Hey i wrote a new story at ultimate horror staory rea two .........ashley

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Hey Nick

    Can I join? Johnna

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2012

    Best zombie book I have read.

    Best zombie book I have read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Must Read!!!!!

    This novel is freaking amazing!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Surprisingly good!

    I was desperate for a zombie read and thought what the heck. The premise is original was pulled off well and I really enjoyed the book.

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