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Publisher Comments:

"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth!"

From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead, Resident Evil to World War Z, zombies have invaded popular culture, becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west.

Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, including Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Joe R. Lansdale, The Living Dead covers the broad spectrum of zombie fiction.

Review:

"Recently prolific anthologist Adams (Seeds of Change) delivers a superb reprint anthology that runs the gamut of zombie stories. There's plenty of gore, highlighted by Stephen King's 'Home Delivery' and David Schow's classic 'Blossom.' Less traditional but equally satisfying are Lisa Morton's 'Sparks Fly Upward,' which analyzes abortion politics in a zombified world, and Douglas Winter's literary pastiche 'Less than Zombie.' Also outstanding, Kelly Link's 'Some Zombie Contingency Plans' and Hannah Wolf Bowen's 'Everything Is Better with Zombies' take similar themes in wildly different directions. Neil Gaiman's impeccably crafted 'Bitter Grounds' offers a change of pace with traditional Caribbean zombies. The sole original contribution, John Langan's 'How the Day Runs Down,' is a darkly amusing twist on Thornton Wilder's Our Town. There's some great storytelling for zombie fans as well as newcomers." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Adams does a remarkable job of collecting a sampling of variations on this theme....Highly recommended." Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"A collection of short zombie stories from some of the greatest horror writers of all time." Sacramento Book Review

Review:

"It's hard to find fault in almost five hundred pages of zombie stories." Realms of Fantasy

Synopsis:

From Dawn of the Dead to World War Z, zombies have invaded popular culture, becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west. Many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror are highlighted in this chilling new anthology.

Synopsis:

Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, "The Living Dead" covers the broad spectrum of zombie fiction.

Table of Contents

Introduction by John Joseph Adams

Some Zombie Contingency Plans by Kelly Link

Death and Suffrage By Dale Bailey

Blossom by David J. Schow

The Third Dead Body by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

The Dead by Michael Swanwick

The Dead Kid by Darrell Schweitzer

Malthusians Zombie by Jeffrey Ford

Beautiful Stuff by Susan Palwick

Sex, Death and Starshine by Clive Barker

Stockholm Syndrome by David Tallerman

Bobby Conroy Comes Back From the Dead by Joe Hill

Those Who Seek Forgiveness by Laurell K. Hamilton

In Beauty, Like the Night by Norman Partridge

Prairie by Brian Evenson

Everything is Better With Zombies by Hannah Wolf Bowen

Home Delivery by Stephen King

Sparks Fly Upward by Lisa Morton

Meathouse Man by George R. R. Martin

Deadmans Road by Joe R. Lansdale

The Skull-Faced Boy by David Barr Kirtley

The Age of Sorrow by Nancy Kilpatrick

Bitter Grounds by Neil Gaiman

Shes Taking Her Tits to the Grave by Catherine Cheek

Dead Like Me by Adam-Troy Castro

Zora and the Zombie by Andy Duncan

Calcutta, Lord of Nerves by Poppy Z. Brite

Followed by Will McIntosh

The Song the Zombie Sang by Harlan Ellison® and Robert Silverberg

Passion Play by Nancy Holder

Almost the Last Story by Almost the Last Man by Scott Edelman

How the Day Runs Down by John Langan

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lydiaamber, December 26, 2009 (view all comments by lydiaamber)
One of the best horror anthologies I have ever read! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the many different angles the writers take when writing a zombie story. The stories range from the point of view of the last person on earth, from the eyes of a dead woman come back to life, to how people feel living in a world where zombies are commonplace and used as slaves. I found myself rereading some of the stories before I even got through the book just to prolong it. Even though zombies are all the rage and everyone seems to be writing about them now, this book was full of original stories. Highly recommended!
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Larry Ketchersid, September 27, 2008 (view all comments by Larry Ketchersid)
What could be more enjoyable than a Zombie story anthology? How about enjoying one during and after Hurricane Ike, with no power and candlelight?? How about one that includes three of my all-time fav authors (Dan Simmons, George R. R. Martin and Stephen King)? How about one nearly 500 pages long? How about one edited by John Joseph Adams, who also brought us the anthologies Seeds of Change and Wastelands.

Many of these stories have been previously published, but almost all were new to me.

My favorites from this LARGE collection were Ghost Dance by Sherman Alexie, The Third Dead Body by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Malthusian’s Zombie by Jeffrey Ford, Home Delivery by Stephen King, Deadman’s Road by Joe R. Lansdale, The Song the Zombie Sang by Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781597801430
Author:
Adams, John Joseph
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Editor:
Adams, John Joseph, Editor
Author:
King, Stephen
Author:
Martin, George R. R.
Author:
Hill, Joe
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Horror - Anthologies
Subject:
Zombies
Subject:
Horror tales, English
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
September 15, 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.75 in 21 oz

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Product details 504 pages Night Shade Books - English 9781597801430 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Recently prolific anthologist Adams (Seeds of Change) delivers a superb reprint anthology that runs the gamut of zombie stories. There's plenty of gore, highlighted by Stephen King's 'Home Delivery' and David Schow's classic 'Blossom.' Less traditional but equally satisfying are Lisa Morton's 'Sparks Fly Upward,' which analyzes abortion politics in a zombified world, and Douglas Winter's literary pastiche 'Less than Zombie.' Also outstanding, Kelly Link's 'Some Zombie Contingency Plans' and Hannah Wolf Bowen's 'Everything Is Better with Zombies' take similar themes in wildly different directions. Neil Gaiman's impeccably crafted 'Bitter Grounds' offers a change of pace with traditional Caribbean zombies. The sole original contribution, John Langan's 'How the Day Runs Down,' is a darkly amusing twist on Thornton Wilder's Our Town. There's some great storytelling for zombie fans as well as newcomers." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Adams does a remarkable job of collecting a sampling of variations on this theme....Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "A collection of short zombie stories from some of the greatest horror writers of all time."
"Review" by , "It's hard to find fault in almost five hundred pages of zombie stories."
"Synopsis" by , From Dawn of the Dead to World War Z, zombies have invaded popular culture, becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west. Many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror are highlighted in this chilling new anthology.
"Synopsis" by , Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, "The Living Dead" covers the broad spectrum of zombie fiction.
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