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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (July 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312605846
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312605841
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for The New Dead “This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America’s 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.

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Wonderfully edited, fantastic stories and a book I will hold onto to read over again.
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The other stories were all okay or good, but not mind-blowing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Alternative VINE VOICE on August 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
21st Century Dead (A Zombie Anthology)
Editor: Christopher Golden
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: July 2012
Trade Paperback
352 pages
Advance Readers Copy - Uncorrected Proof

Short fiction has always been problematic for me. Even the best anthologies sometimes fail to hold my interest for very long. In addition, there's the long-argued dilemma of how to review an anthology. Should the book be reviewed as a single entity or should each story be reviewed separately? What makes matters infinitely worse for me is that five of the last seven books I've received for review are short story anthologies. Guess it's time to make up my mind... or not.

So, zombies, right? What could possibly be wrong with a short story anthology featuring zombies? In the case of 21st Century Dead? Absolutely nothing! Infinitely better is that Chris Golden has brought together some of the most unusual and interesting "zombie" stories ever written. This is not your usual faire of shambling undead but a strange mixture of victims, weirdoes, and the most maladjusted walkers and non-zombie zombies in the history of all lifeless, ambling brain-eaters.

The first three stories, for instance, do not fit any "normal" zombie mold. Chelsea Cain's Why Mothers Let Their Babies Watch Television is a lesson in why zombie babies should be allowed to watch TV. In Carousel by Orson Scott Card we are given a new perspective by a post-living person. ("It's all poop!") And when the dead are suddenly resurrected a discussion with God at the Carousel puts an end to all the suffering. In Reality Bites by S. G. Browne we see Reality TV with a twist. The Zombie Jersey Shore. The Amazing Zombie Race. American Zombie Idol.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Perry on July 13, 2012
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I won this book as a early reviewer through Goodreads, and I am so glad! What a great anthology. Often times I am disappointed in anthologies as I enjoy only half of the stories, but with this one there were no weaknesses. "Biters" was a excellent choice to begin the journey! "Down and Out in Dead Town" was a masterful short piece that touched your sentiments and reminded me of the homeless in our urban city. I did not want "Ghost Dog and Pup " to end. "Tender as Teeth" was delicious, and "Parasite" finishes the anthology with a fantastic apocalyptic last line. Wonderfully edited, fantastic stories and a book I will hold onto to read over again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 7, 2013
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I generally take any horror anthology introduction which attempts to explain why we are attracted to a particular sub-genre with a large grain of salt, but I suspect that in his brief introduction to "21st Century Dead", editor Christopher Golden has quite accurately addressed the issue of the current zombie fascination. He suggests that the immediacy, and the relentless bombardment by the media, of recent and potential near apocalyptic-level events leaves us feeling that we are dwelling in the constant shadow of their possibility.

I would add that this seems a natural progression from the atomic war horror themes of an earlier generation, having "Night of the Living Dead" as a probable nexus.

True to promise, this suggested pervasive threat of societal entropy looms large over the majority of the stories in this collection, with an occasional few providing - by the time they arrive - welcome humorous relief. (I am still amazed at how many times I encounter an anthology in which an intriguing introduction ends up having little bearing on the nature of the tales assembled inside!)

Mark Morris strongly opens with a piece that is equal parts social satire and a (successful, I believe) attempt at poignancy. Next, Chelsea Cain offered a bit of flash fiction which felt like it might have been written by Joyce Carol Oates in a particularly nasty mood. Orson Scott Card's resurrected dead may not have exactly reached traditional zombie status, but they do provide an interesting bit of allegorical speculation, and S.G. Brown follows with a laugh out loud take off on reality programming which nevertheless leaves one with the feeling that if it could be done, it would be done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OsodeOro on April 23, 2013
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This is exactly what I wanted. THe case looks awesome and I am glad to have gotten it. Im a huge fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Happy Shopping on October 22, 2012
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This was an excellent anthology.All the stories had
different takes on the Zombie lore. I like the fact
that some of the stories were set in the not too distant future as well as situations topical with
today's environment and world-view.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mamasan on September 6, 2012
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Loved all the stories, my favorite was Biters which showed so much imagination, it was awesome.
Oveall I thought it was well worth the money
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By @Julia_ATUF on July 25, 2012
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Christopher Golden's vision of the zombie apocalypse is a rich, dark, tapestry of humanity's worst fears, our world and loved ones gone, violent and strange. Each story has its own spin on the source of the affliction, but the common thread that stole the show was how the zombie plague impacted the pain and loss already in the characters' lives.

Mark Morris's BITERS is the perfect opening for this anthology, at once more horrific and hopeful than any zombie story I've ever read. The zombie crèche is a horrible image, made no less haunting by the prospect of a cure being found. Stephanie Crawford and Duane Swierczynski explore the pain of a zombie recovery in TENDER AS TEETH, as well as how our media may interact with the phenomena. I liked their human, pained exploration of infamy a lot more than S. G. Browne's REALITY BITES, which was more of an indictment of Hollywood's carnivorous machine than a zombie story.

From mysterious plagues to alien attacks, there are many flavors of zombie in 21st CENTURY DEAD, but the themes of loss and grief pervade them all, (other than REALITY BITES). Cancer, neglect, Tourette's... there are many pains that make these characters' lives difficult. Golden's anthology has me embracing his opening hypothesis; when this myriad of ever day heartbreaks is contrasted with zombies, you can't help but find some release.

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