The New Dead

The New Dead

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by Christopher Golden, Max Brooks, Joe Hill, Tad Williams
     
 

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RESURRECTION!

The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay. The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive?

HOW WILL THE WORLD CHANGE WHEN THE DEAD BEGIN TO RISE?

Stoker-award-winning author

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RESURRECTION!

The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay. The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive?

HOW WILL THE WORLD CHANGE WHEN THE DEAD BEGIN TO RISE?

Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection.

With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection...the Last Word on the New Dead.

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“This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America's longstanding obsession with the undead.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Publishers Weekly
The 19 provocative, haunting, and genuinely unsettling original stories in this zombie anthology move the genre beyond its usual apocalyptic wastelands. David Liss’s novelette “What Maisie Knew” is a stunning and gruesome meditation on the banality of capitalism and evil. Mike Carey’s “Second Wind” is a haunting tale of an undead stockbroker who comes to question whether he ever truly lived. Lovers of more traditional zombie fare will also not be disappointed. Joe Hill’s ingenious “Twittering from the Circus of the Dead” tells a classic slasher film story through Twitter posts, while Jonathan Maberry’s heartbreaking “Family Business” describes a ruined America populated by kindly monks and zombie hunters. This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America’s longstanding obsession with the undead. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312559717
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
443,457
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Christopher Golden is the award-winning author of many bestselling books including Waking Nightmares, Of Saints and Shadows, Of Masques and Martyrs, and The Myth Hunters. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Soulless and Poison Ink. His novels have been published in fourteen languages. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he continues to live with his family.

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The New Dead 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
grgoyal More than 1 year ago
I was expecting way more than i should have with his book. I guess with zombie stories you should devote a whole book and not just a few chapters. Many of the stories were boring and unexciting. I had read many of brian keenes books and looked forward to reading some other authors but i was disappointed with the stories. I would rather buy a book that is devoted entirely to the characters and become enthralled in the story than read short stories that dont even get down to meat and bones. I personally would never get another anthology again it was a waste of my time and money ill stick to the novels. Just wasnt my cup of tea. I dont recommend it at all
Mr_Gower More than 1 year ago
New Dead was a good book, I say good, but not great...I only say this because in the last year I have immersed myself in Zombie fiction, and though some of the stories in the book really jumped out at me as awesomely original "Twittering From the Circus of the Dead", others left me feeling less that satisfied and looking for more, more, more, much like the risen dead that fill these pages. I'd like to mention a couple of stories here that really got to me. Lazarus by John Connolly: Brilliant take on a tale we have all heard, but never seen from the right perspective...Family Business: Eerily touching in the fact that life is so normal for the characters who barely knew what the real world was like, and think they have a handle on reality...and like I said, Twittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill: The most original Zombie story I have ever read, taking a minutes old, new form of media to tell a tale in which you are still scared out of your pants! ... Other Authors worth mention for their work in the volume, Max Brooks (Of Course!) Tad Williams, and David Wellington (GO READ HIS ONLINE ZOMBIE NOVELS!!!) I highly recommend this volume if you are into Zombie fiction and all of the ins and outs that covers...Believe me there are more than I ever realized. DSM a.k.a Mr. Gower
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
I can say I have had my fill of zombies for the time being. And this collection of zombie short stories fills it to the brim. I found THE NEW DEAD; an assortment of zombie themed stories very interesting. Each varied from the ordinary, slow moving, flesh eating, undead walking the earth type of tale. My favorite was "Family Business" by Jonathan Maberry. I thought I wouldn't get into the twitter story of the family on vacation and going to the circus, but "Twittering from the Circus of the Dead" by Joe Hill was entertaining; even if I don't tweet. There were others that didn't quite grab my interest. Overall, though, this anthology seems to hit the mark.
SteveDeg 25 days ago
Christopher Golden has put together a collection of the popular zombie/undead short stories , that rivals any anthology. A book packed with some of the best story tellers. New views on death and resurrection . Some with political attitudes, love, and family grief. A special story by Joe Hill with a spin on Twitter. One of my favorites Rick Hautala. A few bizarre stories to rock your nights. Highly recommended read. Grab this book and read. Fans of The Walking Dead will enjoy this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is dull, drawn out, and a series of short stories that has not caught my interest... they are the new dead....
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