Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Deradoorian $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation STEM Toys & Games
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.95
  • Save: $2.00 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
History Is Dead: A Zombie... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Pages are smooth and clear, with minimal folds or creases. Faint smudging on book edges. Minor page curl. Free of any markings or labels. Minor to moderate surface and edge wear to cover includes rubbing to edges. *** Ships from Amazon! Thanks!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology Paperback – December 1, 2007

25 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.95
$6.97 $0.01

Press Start to Play (Vintage Original) by Daniel H. Wilson
Featured New Release in Literature & Fiction
Check out Press Start to Play, edited by Daniel H. Wilson, a featured new release this month. Learn more | See related books
$14.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology + Dying to Live + The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Price for all three: $39.17

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Permuted Press (December 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978970799
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978970796
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mike Norris on February 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
A remarkable study of the zombie-condition traced back to its original vector, an infected mammoth, that unwittingly shambled across the primeval hunting grounds of our ancient ancestors and into infamy, History is Dead tracks mankind's most gruesome affliction as it spreads, raising our dead across the continents, bridging cultures, and shedding light on ancient mysteries, like the Celtic peat bog-mummies in "The Gingerbread Man", and crossing paths with iconic greatness, in "The Loaned Ranger" and "The Summer of 1816". The zombie proves itself to be an effective weapon of war, in "The Barrow Maid", as well as a lover worth dying for, in Carole Lanham's wonderfully necrotic zombie-romance, "The Moribund Room".

A brilliant theme and an outstanding collection, History is Dead may arguably be one of the most noteworthy horror anthologies of 2007, and surely a contender for this year's Stoker Award nominations.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Patrick S. Dorazio VINE VOICE on December 25, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I typically avoid trying to review Anthologies, simply because I feel that each story deserves to be taken on its own merits. I have read most of the zombie anthologies out there and have enjoyed all of them...some have some stories that really knock my socks off while others are just interesting and creative.
With the theme of history here, what we are served up is a dark menu of treats tied in with some of the major events in history. The Black Plague, the real genius behind the creation of Frankenstein, the great Chicago fire, etc. All of these events, along with several more personalized stories unrelated to figures of major historical prominence give us a tome of Alternative Histories that is quite intriguing.
It is challenging, to say the least, to be knowledgeable enough of a time period and the details of how people lived to be able to embellish upon the known history effectively with the injection of the living dead. That each of these authors boldly ventured forth to do so here certainly shows both an appreciation for history and a willingness to stand it on its head for the purposes of macabre entertainment.
From the start I have to say I really enjoyed the creative flare I saw with these stories-David Dunwoody's flashback to prehistory, Raoul Wainscoting's creative use of Shakespeare, Johnathan Maberry's creative take on a little fire in Chicago and most of the others had me grinning at the enthusiasm everyone had to come up with some really fun ideas.
I think that a book like this could easily be expanded with future editions, if these authors and others are up to the task of coming up with even more tales from other areas of history. The source material is endless.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kayem on February 11, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Speaking as a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre (definitely a big fan of the post-apocalyptic zombie genre), I liked most of the stories, though there were a few I wasn't crazy about (much like The Living Dead anthology). However, I'm not sure why the post-apocalyptic genre was even invoked by previous reviewers. It's not a post-apocalyptic book and the assumption that a fan who likes post-apocalyptic zombies would hate this book because it isn't post-apocalyptic is rather silly and narrow-minded.

The theme of the book is a chronological progression of zombie influence throughout human history, whether walking dead infestation or simply one dead person inspiring/affecting the living. If it went all World War Z on us in the first story, the human race would have ended with the cavemen and there would be no rest of the book. It's an interesting way to assemble an anthology and I'm glad to see a zombie anthology that put a lot more thought into how the book was presented than the "let's throw a bunch of stories with dead people into a volume and call it a zombie anthology" method that too many seem to use.

If the only thing you like about the zombie genre is post-apocalypse, shooting-your-way-out stories, then pretty much ignore this because you'll probably just think it's uninteresting "trash." But if you're into the zombie genre as a whole, then I highly recommend this book as an interesting collection of the versatility of the zombie genre as literature rather than brain-eating schlock.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michelle McCrary on February 8, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am usually not too keen on short stories; they tend to leave me feeling unsatisfied. But, after reading "Dying to Live" by Kim Paffenroth, I had to get my hands on "history is Dead"! The first story starts out with prehistoric man and the zombie influence. The stories just travel through time from there. From Vikings, Jack the Ripper, the great Plague, the Chicago fire, and so many more creative twists and turns, you just don't have a chance to get bored by this book! I love apocalyptic/end of the world stories, and naturally zombies would fall into that category. If you like zombie stories, you can't go wrong with this book. It is so well put together, with a funny little "About the Authors" at the end. The cover is so creepy, I had to put it face down on my bookshelf at night!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Weston Ochse on November 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
When I was asked to read History is Dead for a possible blurb, I was hesitant. I have to admit that there's been a lot of Zombie novels and stories published recently and I was concerned that this would be another rehash of mindless flesh eating zombie shooting. I'm pleased to say that I was wrong. This is a tremendous anthology. Although each story deserves individual credit, I especially liked the contributions from David Dunwoody and James Roy Daley.

"Dr. Paffenroth is a shining literary light who has stitched together an anthology of the undead that will live far beyond anything that has come before. Each entry is a marvel to behold." -Weston Ochse, author of Scarecrow Gods and VAMPIRE OUTLAW OF THE MILKY WAY
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: tall corner cabinet