It turns out that it wasn t only the musicians who were inspired by the phenomenon of the Grateful Dead. In this incredible pile of stories are flesh-eating zombie Jerrys, the brilliantly resurrected ghost of Neal Cassady, skeletons, drugs, life on tour, initiations, archetypal Grateful Dead folk tales, the supernatural, the science-fictional, time travel and magic, lots of magic. Not to be missed. --Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead
I'll advise you to engage this anthology the same way you engage Grateful Dead music: open your mind, expect the unexpected, and prepare to be both entertained and enlightened. --David Gans, author, musician, producer: The Grateful Dead Hour
You can't imagine how many ways the Dead have become the Undead unless you read this book. --John Shelton Lawrence, The Myth of the American Superhero
About the Author
Authors include: Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead lyricist); Ed McClanahan (O the Clear Moment); Philip Baruth (The Millennium Shows); George Walker (original Merry Prankster in his debut as a fiction writer); Vincent Louis Carrella (Serpent Box); Stephen Graham Jones (The Ones that Almost Got Away); Mitch Myers (The Boy Who Cried Freebird); Rebecca Adams (Deadhead Social Science); Philip Heldrich (Out Here in the Out There); Scott MacFarlane (The Hippie Narrative); Ted Ringer (Get Outta Town); Nicholas Meriwether (All Graceful Instruments); Alex Kolker (Tales of the Tour); plus Matthew C. Armstrong, Melinda Belleville, Eddie Cain, Clayton Chandler, Bob Franzosa, Tom Gonzales, Mary Goodenough, Heather Jackson, T.J. Weed, and Gary Shank.