In the Land of the Blind: A Zombie Story [NOOK Book]

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Like everyone else he knew, Steven's heart did not beat. Instead it lay dead in his chest, as docile as his brain and his lungs and his soul. So when he first heard the faint beating sound coming from outside his bedroom window, he didn't know what to think.

"In the Land of the Blind" is a 3,000-word nontraditional zombie story that won the 10th Annual Chiaroscuro Short Story Contest. It was also the inspiration for Robert Swartwood's zombie ...
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In the Land of the Blind: A Zombie Story

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Overview

Like everyone else he knew, Steven's heart did not beat. Instead it lay dead in his chest, as docile as his brain and his lungs and his soul. So when he first heard the faint beating sound coming from outside his bedroom window, he didn't know what to think.

"In the Land of the Blind" is a 3,000-word nontraditional zombie story that won the 10th Annual Chiaroscuro Short Story Contest. It was also the inspiration for Robert Swartwood's zombie novel THE DISHONORED DEAD. The prologue and first three chapters of THE DISHONORED DEAD are included in this e-book.

Note: "In the Land of the Blind" appears as a bonus story in the ebook version of THE DISHONORED DEAD.

Advance Praise for THE DISHONORED DEAD:

"THE DISHONORED DEAD is one of the most original and gripping zombie novels I have ever read, offering a glimpse into the life of a zombie in a world turned backwards, where zombies live and humans are feared. Highly recommended!"

— Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012340757
  • Publisher: RMS Press
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,152,002
  • File size: 135 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Swartwood was born in 1981. His work has appeared in such places as The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Review, Postscripts, ChiZine, Space and Time, and PANK. He is the editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer. Visit him online at www.robertswartwood.com.
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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    The only thing I liked about this book was the fact that zombies

    The only thing I liked about this book was the fact that zombies were humans and humans were zombies. It was switched the other way around.

    The first short story in this was in the P.O.V of a zombie boy. He meets a human (or, to them, a zombie) and tells him the box the boy dug up contains life, which eventually turns the zombie boy to human.

    The second part to this story was in the human's P.O.V which was completely pointless. I was confused at first because I didn't know it was in his P.O.V. I thought it was a totally different story.

    The second short story was about a zombie (who are still actually humans) hunter. The ending wasn't actually an ending. I'm not sure why the author left off like that. I honestly feel like I wasted a half an hour of my life when I could of been reading something that wasn't completely pointless.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    Interesting, but not deep enough

    This short story takes place in the same universe as Swartwood's forthcoming novel, The Dishonored Dead. The concept is interesting, but not taken far enough, not fully explored and realized. It will make you think, though.

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