Saturday, October 17, 2009

October Special - Zombies!

Here's a contribution to our Halloween celebrations from guest blogger Eric.

Whether they come from magic, mad science, or flukes of nature, the zombie has nestled in our hearts and eaten our brains. Just as vampires saturated the horror, romance, and fantasy genres in the 80's and 90's, these shambling monsters have begun to show up everywhere...films, comics, novels, even handbooks! So lock your doors, carry a baseball bat at all times, and read up on the culture of the zombie!

Hamilton, Laurell K. Anita Blake Series. The Laughing Corpse is the second title in the series, but focuses on our heroine's first career...Animator of the dead.

Brooks, Max. The Zombie Survival Guide: complete protection from the living dead. World War Z: an oral history of the zombie war. (audio download) Essential books for surviving zombie attacks.

Moore, Christopher. The Stupidest Angel: a heartwarming tale of Christmas terror. Zombies aren't just for Hallowe'en. They also make Christmas hilarious.

Kirkman, Robert. The Walking Dead. A graphic novel series that tells the gritty story of humanity mere weeks after civilization crumbles.

Martinez, A. Lee. Gil's All Fright Diner. Zombies attack a greasy spoon in the deep South. Only a redneck werewolf and a bald vampire geek can hold them back.

Wellington, David. three titles - Monster Island. Monster Nation. Monster Planet. Manhattan island is ground zero of the zombie invasion of the world.

Hicks, Faith Erin. Zombies Calling. When someone says there are zombies outside, believe them. Err on the side of caution.

Preiss, Byron. The Ultimate Zombie. A short story anthology dedicated to the hungry dead.

Grahame-Smith, Seth / Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the classic Regency romance, now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem. Elizabeth Bennet versus the Zombies. Need we say more?

1 comment:

  1. Excellent selection, Eric. In the humour genre there's also Mark Henry's "Happy Hour of the Damned" and "Road Trip of the Living Dead," two stories guaranteed to to keep you up (giggling) all night.