Synopses & Reviews
The Stoker-award winning editor of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New Dead returns with 21st Century Dead, and an all-new lineup of authors from all corners of the fiction world, shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection... with ZOMBIES! The stellar stories in this volume includes a tale set in the world of Daniel H. Wilsons Robopocalypse, the first published fiction by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, and a tale of love, family, and resurrection from the legendary Orson Scott Card. This new volume also includes stories also from other award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, such as: Simon R. Green, Chelsea Cain, Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swiercyznski, Caitlin Kittredge, Brian Keene, Amber Benson, John Skipp, S. G. Browne, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Hollywood screenwriter Stephen Susco, National Book Award nominee Dan Chaon, and more!
"Bearing out Golden's contention that zombie fiction is a tool for processing the fear of death, the 19 new stories in this uneven follow-up to The New Dead approach the theme from a great man angle. Gore-gulping zombies rampage through Ken Bruen's 'The Dead of Dromore' and S.G. Browne's 'Reality Bites.' Zombies are a part of the everyday landscape in John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow's 'All the Comforts of Home,' and a learning tool for children in Mark Morris's 'Biters.' The walking dead serve as a metaphor for negligent parents in Orson Scott Card's 'Carousel,' the cancer-ridden in Jonathan Maberry's 'Jack and Jill,' and conscienceless soldiers in Rio Youers's 'The Happy Bird and Other Tales.' Only Dan Chaon's 'How We Escaped Our Certain Fate,' a poignant meditation on love, loss, and mourning, is notably original. The others, competently written, will please casual readers but may not do much for passionate zombie enthusiasts. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for The New Dead
“This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin Americas longstanding obsession with the undead.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.