I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas

Overview

Marley was dead—again. From the author of Yellow Blue Tibia, it's the Dickensian Zombie Apocalypse—God Bless us, every one!
 
The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder and shake under the blows from the endless zombie hordes that crowd the streets hungering for his flesh and his miserly braaaaiiiiiinns! Just how did the happiest day of the year ...

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Overview

Marley was dead—again. From the author of Yellow Blue Tibia, it's the Dickensian Zombie Apocalypse—God Bless us, every one!
 
The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder and shake under the blows from the endless zombie hordes that crowd the streets hungering for his flesh and his miserly braaaaiiiiiinns! Just how did the happiest day of the year slip into a welter of blood, innards, and shambling, ravenous undead on the snowy streets of old London town? Will the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future be able to stop the world from drowning under a top-hatted and crinolined zombie horde? Was Tiny Tim's illness something infinitely more sinister than mere rickets and consumption? Can Scrooge be persuaded to go back to his evil ways, travel back to Christmas past, and destroy the brain stem of the tiny, irritatingly cheery Patient Zero?

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Editorial Reviews

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"Imagine a historical Shaun of the Dead written with as many bad zombie puns as you can think of . . . Like Monty Python at its best though, I Am Scrooge doesn't talk down to its audience. Ranks alongside Blackadder's Christmas Carol as a great comic take on Dickens."  —Total Sci Fi

"Adam Roberts reworks A Christmas Carol into a zombie-slashing gore-fest. Lots of corny jokes and groanworthy one-liners, lots and lots of brain slurping zombies. Clever and daft in equal measure."  —Daily Mail

"Guns blazing silliness to a high degree."  —SF REVU

Library Journal
This cheeky addition to supernatural mashups features an annoyed Scrooge who must take time away from counting his money to ward off a growing zombie population and learn how his special Scroogy DNA may be able to save the world from brain-eating annihilation. Roberts (Yellow Blue Tibia) uses A Christmas Carol as a mere jumping-off point, preferring to put Dickens's characters in increasingly ridiculous situations. Purchase where others of this ilk are popular.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780575094901
  • Publisher: Gollancz, Victor Limited
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,419,980
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Roberts is a novelist whose titles include GradisilSalt, Swiftly, and Yellow Blue Tibia. His work has been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. He also writes parodies, including Doctor Whom: E.T. Shoots and Leaves, The Sellamillion, and The Va Dinci Cod.

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  • Posted December 13, 2011

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    Hilarious

    "I Am Scrooge" is a hilarious send-up of Dickens, zombies and pop culture. The author isn't above slapstick comedy or puns, either. From Marley's violent resurrection to the final confrontation with the evil genius responsible for the zombie plague, Roberts takes the reader on a wild and funny ride. My only complaint--it was too short! Here's hoping an expanded edition follows.

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