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I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas
     

I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas

by Adam Roberts
 

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Award nominated SF author Adam Roberts takes on Dickens in this festive zombie gorefest.

Marley was dead. To begin with.

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

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Award nominated SF author Adam Roberts takes on Dickens in this festive zombie gorefest.

Marley was dead. To begin with.

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?

It's the Dickensian Zombie Apocalypse - God Bless us, one and all!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Adam Roberts reworks A CHRISTMAS CAROL into a zombie-slashing gore-fest. Lots of corny jokes and groan-worthy one-liners, lots and lots of brain slurping zombies. Clever and daft in equal measure—DAILY MAIL

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780575094901
Publisher:
Gollancz, Victor Limited
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Adam Roberts is Professor of 19th Century Literature at Royal Holloway London University. His novels, Salt and Gradisil were shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He has also published a number of academic works on both 19th century poetry and SF. He lives in Ascot with his wife and two children.

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