Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead

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From a master of zombie fiction and a founding father of “splatterpunk” comes a mind-bending anthology of 32 new and classic stories from both renowned writers and rising stars

In the tradition of Black Dog & Leventhal's bestselling

Vampires and Ghosts, this anthology of 32 stories is set in a world where the dead have risen from the grave to consume the living. This rich collection showcases the best of the genre—from short-story masters ...

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Overview

From a master of zombie fiction and a founding father of “splatterpunk” comes a mind-bending anthology of 32 new and classic stories from both renowned writers and rising stars

In the tradition of Black Dog & Leventhal's bestselling

Vampires and Ghosts, this anthology of 32 stories is set in a world where the dead have risen from the grave to consume the living. This rich collection showcases the best of the genre—from short-story masters such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and Poppy Z. Brite; zombie stalwarts such as David J. Schow and Jack Ketchum; “bizarro” founders such as Carlton Mellick III; and popular up-and-comers such as Max Brooks and S.G. Browne—and will satisfy the insatiable hunger of zombie fans everywhere.

A series of captivating essays about zombies in folklore and in popular culture by John Skipp, award-winning zombie anthologist and author, enrich an already extraordinary collection by discussing the past, present, and future of the living dead. And a resources section encompassing the best of long-form fiction, movies, websites, games is included for any reader interested in learning more about the wider world of the undead.

Sure to sate the hungriest zombie fans with classic as well as contemporary servings of tangled entrails and other unspeakable meals, Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry

Dead will be shambling out of bookstores in October 2009.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579128289
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/19/2009
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 513,565
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of many bestsellers for readers of all ages including Stardust (the basis for the blockbuster movie), Fragile Things, Anansi Boys, Interworld, and Coraline. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

STEPHEN KING is a prolific and perennially bestselling author and an recognized master of the horror genre. He was the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author and editor, whose 18 books have sold millions of copies in a dozen languages worldwide.  His first anthology, Book of the Dead, laid the foundation in 1989 for modern zombie literature, bringing George Romero's vision of the dead next door to new levels of scope and intensity.  He later edited three more zombie anthologies, including Mondo Zombie, which won the Bram Stoker Award for best anthology, and Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead and Werewolves & Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beast Within, both published by Black Dog & Leventhal. Skipp is recognized as splatterpunk's founding father and the elder statesman of the genre. His own legendary horror works include The Light at the End, the Scream, Jake's Wake and the Long Last Call. He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    Only The Best In This Undead Collection

    There are a lot of zombie fiction anthologies out there and more are on the way. If you're unfamiliar with some of the seminal authors and stories over the past 20 years I highly recommend this collection. John Skipp helped energize the horror genre in the 1980s and '90s and he was collecting high-quality zombie literature long before the current craze. Do yourself a favor and buy this book.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Truly a must for avid readers' collections

    This collection of stories is a great introduction into how and why zombies ever got popular in the first place, and covers a quite long timeline for the age of the stories and the scope of what actually can be called a 'zombie'. The short but sweet introductions are actually quite helpful for people who have never heard of the stories, but for a real surprise skip them before reading the individual stories. It's also great to have when you or someone you know only has short windows of time for reading since there are very few book-length stories in it, although once I got started I plowed through quite a few stories in a sitting. Be aware there are a scant few pictures to go along with any of the stories so someone looking for a visual collection will be disappointed but otherwise I'd recommend this to anyone with a love of good horror and supernatural storytelling. It's a bit big and intimidating at first but by the time you get through it you'll just wish there was more; hopefully the editor/author will put together a sequel?? I hope so, and definitely keep this one in mind as a gift for someone especially someone who might not go out and get it for themselves or if people think it's of low quality, people will be pleasantly suprised!

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  • Posted December 7, 2009

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    Excellent collection

    I have to admit I LOVE zombies. I mean I'm infatuated with them. I'll read almost anything with zombies in it and watch any movie about zombies. I've read the best (World War Z, Day by Day Armageddon) and the worst. This collection of short stories is fantastic. It really allows the reader to get a wide variety of stories dealing with zombies from different writing styles. This is one of the best collections I have read.

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

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    Gross but Good

    After enjoying World War Z, I thought I'd see what else is out there. This collection is fantastic, though I occasionally found myself flinching. Some of the stories are just insanely gross and violent. However, I did love the Max Brooks, S.G. Browne, Robert Bloch and Steve Duffy stories.

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