In this hefty anthology of 22 short stories originally published between 2000 and 2010, zombies run the gamut from shambling, mindless killers to transformed super-cool high school students. Introductions by Guran and David J. Schow contextualize the zombie oeuvre. In Kevin Veale's darkly hilarious "Twisted," two men manage to escape the zombies by ingesting huge amounts of drugs. In Kit Reed's call-and-response "The Zombie Prince," a strange creature and a recently rejected woman have an increasingly intimate conversation about loss and life. Tim Lebbon's coming-of-age novella, "Naming of Parts," in which a boy and his parents flee zombies across postapocalyptic England, delivers an emotional punch despite its by-the-numbers adult–child role reversal. In "Zora and the Zombie," Andy Duncan combines fact and fiction as Zora Neale Hurston confronts zombies in Haiti. This collection has something for every zombie fan. (Jan.)
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The quality of stories varies widely - some absolutely wonderful and creative takes on the genre are included as well as some real duds - I'll let you figure them out. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MindMender1962
It's not that this is a bad collection of stories (it's not) it's just that most of them are not what I would call zombie stories. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Phillip J. Fry
I like Zombies. I like Short Stories. Zombie short stories? Sure, why not? Yeah, I picked this book up because I love zombie/post apocalyptic novels and feel that sometimes all you... Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by Daniel O. Buchholz
I love anthologies, they give you a glimpse into the work of authors previously unknown to you. That being said, this book was only so-so. Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by Utterly Undead Reads (and sometimes more)
My son got me this for Christmas. I've read most of the other zombie anthologies and this had some really unique stories and takes on the zombie genre. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by Red 5
So to be fair, i am not a zombie fan. I am a Neil Gaiman fan. I was very excited to find this book boasting a Neil Gaiman short story, but after purchasing this book and... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by Amazon Customer