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  • The living dead are more alive than ever! Zombies have become more than an iconic monster for the twenty-first century: they are now a phenomenon constantly revealing as much about ourselves — and our fascination with death, resurrection, and survival — as our love for the supernatural or post-apocalyptic speculation. Our most imaginative literary minds have been devoured by these incredible creatures and produced exciting, insightful, and unflinching new works of zombie fiction. We’ve again dug up the best stories published in the last few years and compiled them into an anthology to feed your insatiable hunger...

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Publishers Weekly

07/27/2015
These 36 short stories and poems survey the current state of the z-word in this wide-ranging follow-up to 2010's Zombies: The Recent Dead. Despite a bias toward the apocalyptic, Guran's flexible definition of "zombie" yields diverse results, setting the familiar flesh-eating shamblers of Matthew Johnson's "The Afflicted" and Maureen McHugh's "The Naturalist" alongside more folkloric revenants such as the Anglo-Saxon dréag of Marie Brennan's kenning-laden "What Still Abides" or the clawed matchi wanisid manitou that haunt contemporary Manitoba in Jacques L. Condor's "Those Beneath the Bog." Scientific and science-fictional zombies feature in Carrie Vaughn's "Kitty's Zombie New Year" and Charles Stross's "Bit Rot." Alex Dally MacFarlane's "Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead (572–571 BCE)" is a standout of historical impersonation. Traditional interpretations pack some of the most powerful punches in Mike Carey's slow-burning "Iphigenia in Aulis," Nicole Kornher-Stace's fiercely protective "Present," and Joy Kennedy-O'Neill's stunning "Aftermath," which imagines a now-cured America uneasily divided between former "Turners" and "Moles." If not all stories deliver the same provocative shock, the grab-bag of genres ensures there's something for every zombie fan. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607014331
Publisher: Prime Books
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Edition description: Not Appropriate For Children
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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