Inspired by horror films of the past, such as George Romero’s 1968 classic
Night of the Living Dead, zombies have come lurching back into the forefront
of the public imagination with books such as the Jane Austen parody Pride,
Prejudice and Zombies, video games such as Left 4 Dead and blockbuster
movies like Zombieland. The living dead have never been so popular!
We all know that zombies are by no means a modern phenomenon but where
did this zombie fascination come from, and where did people like Romero get
Zombies takes a look at all aspects of this gruesome entity and delves into the less
well-known mythological and historical side of this fascinating subject.
A novel set within the Zombie Apocalypse! mythos created by Stephen Jones for his bestselling trilogy, Washington DC is sent during the second half of Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback, when the zombies’ intelligence is increasing and they have formed themselves into a society, and an army. New York and Los Angeles have fallen to the walking dead and there has been no news out of Chicago, but Washington DC is still holding out and the South is still free. Time is running out, though, for the battalions defending Capitol Hill . . .
As the most powerful symbols of American democracy begin to fall, the President and her advisors must be protected at all costs. But what if there are people in her own government who are prepared to do a deal with the living-dead invaders to retain power at any cost?
Meanwhile, ‘Zombie King’ Thomas Moreby is making his own plans to rule the United States as his control increases across the country. Moreby claims to have ‘foreseen’ his victory, but there are emerging factions in his own ranks who are starting to question their role in the war between zombies and humans.
And how does the mysterious New World Pharmaceuticals fit into the New Zombie Order?
London is in turmoil following riots and the Trafalgar Square Massacre. A doctor in a big East End hospital, already hard hit by government cutbacks and increasing social unrest, starts to get reports of something having happened at All Hallows church . . .
Then, the first of the injured, including policemen and soldiers, start to be brought in, but the nurses and doctors on the day shift still can’t make sense of what the victims are talking about. Soon their resources begin to be overwhelmed.
Some of the injured begin to ‘change’ and soon the hospital, like so many other buildings throughout the city, is on lockdown. But as things grow increasingly chaotic outside, for those trapped within the old hospital building, both staff and patients, things quickly become infinitely worse as the dead return to life and stalk the corridors in search of flesh.
This long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Zombie Apocalypse! is once again a ‘mosaic novel’ which weaves together contributions from big-name horror writers in the form of essays, reports, letters, official documents and transcripts to create a coherent and compelling narrative. In volume one old-school, flesh-eating zombies spread ‘The Death’ around the world. Now, the fightback begins.
Praise for Zombie Apocalypse:
Clever, gruesome, poignant and pacy . . . it’s hard to avoid this book’s clutches – much like the shambling corpses that fill its pages. Financial Times.
‘An innovative, collaborative venture.’ The Bookseller.
‘Moving, funny, terrifying and strikingly original.’ SFX.
Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change.
With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents – emails, articles, reports,
diaries and eyewitness accounts – as past and future hang in the balance.
In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby’s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . .
Praise for previous Zombie Apocalypse! novels:
There is a sense that events are building to a climax and each episode moves things forward. The Eloquent Page
A phenomenal undertaking . . . Zombie Apocalypse! is a great read for any zombie fan. SF Site
The Hotel Baktun is an exclusive vacation complex that is about to open on the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Owned by a mysterious multi-millionaire businessman, it is shaped like an ancient Mayan pyramid and its halls are lined with rare and expensive artefacts.
For Stacy Keenan, the hotel’s new Head of Security, things are already chaotic as the locals continue to put the finishing touches to the festivities while VIPs begin to arrive for the grand opening. When a Russian cruise ship turns along the shore and disgorges its cargo of flesh-eating zombies, the guests and staff soon fragment into various factions as they struggle to withstand the spread of HRV (Human Reanimation Virus).
As the armies of the dead conquer all that stand before them, and the human survivors prepare for a final battle against an unstoppable enemy, a horror even more ancient and terrible is revealed when ‘The Death’ comes to Paradise . . .
A “mosaic novel” set in the near-future, when a desperate and ever-more controlling UK government decides to restore a sense of national pride with a New Festival of Britain. However, controversial plans to build on the site of an old church in South London releases a centuries-old plague that turns its victims into flesh-hungry ghouls whose bite or scratch passes the contagion on to others. Even worse, the virus may also have a supernatural origin with the power to revive the dead.
Despite the attempts of the police, the military and those in power to understand and contain the infection commonly referred to as “The Death”, it soon sweeps across London, transforming everyone who comes into contact with it. With the city – and the country – falling into chaos, even a drastic attempt at a “Final Solution” to eradicate the outbreak at its source fails to prevent it from spreading to Europe and then quickly throughout the rest of the world.
Soon there is no more news coming out of Britain . . . and it is up to those survivors in other countries to confront the flesh-eating invaders within their midst. Will humanity triumph over a world-wide zombie plague, or will the walking dead ultimately inherit the Earth?
Told through various disparate and overlapping eye-witness accounts, through texts, e-mails, blogs, letters, diaries, transcripts, official reports and other forms of communication, a picture builds up of a world plunged into chaos – where the dead attack the living, and only one of them can be the ultimate victor.
Written by some of the biggest and best-known names in horror and science fiction, these interconnected narratives create a unique vision of the End of the World brought about by a plague that may have its origins in both science and the occult.
Praise for Stephen Jones:
‘Horror’s last maverick.’ – Christopher Fowler
‘Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.’- Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books
‘The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones.’ – Roz Kavaney, Time Out
‘Edited by Stephen Jones, a member of that tiny band of anthologists whose work is so reliably good that you automatically reach out and grab hold of any new volume spotted if you are wise.’- Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy
‘One of the genre’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders.’ – Publishers Weekly
After two weeks hiding away from those infected with the zombie virus, 13-year-old Maddy Wood finally realises that the world she once knew has inexorably changed forever. Forced to record her feelings in her personal diary because the adults around her refuse to listen to what she has to say, a different, darker future beckons to Maddy from outside . . .
After the worst birthday ever, teenager Maddy Wood finds her family life torn apart in a city ravaged by the flesh-eating walking dead. Told through the entries in her personal diary, she is forced to take refuge with other survivors as the zombie virus spreads throughout the country, and Maddy realises for the first time that nobody is safe . . .
OMG! As the Zombie Apocalypse takes hold of London, for 13-year-old Maddy Wood it will be a birthday that she will never forget. As the dead rise as flesh-eating ghouls and the chaos starts to spread, so Maddy begins to record her thoughts and feelings in her personal diary, little knowing that her life is about to change forever . . .
One mother’s love may be all that stands between her family, an enigmatic presence–and madness.
After years of city life, Orla and Shaw Bennett are ready for the quiet of New York’s Adirondack mountains. Settling into the perfect farmhouse with their two children, they are both charmed and unsettled by the expanse of their land, the privacy of their individual bedrooms, and the isolation of life a mile from any neighbor. But none of the Bennetts could expect what lies waiting for them in the woods. When something begins to call to the family–from under the earth, beneath the trees, and within their minds–Orla realizes she might be the only one who can save them . . . if she can find out what this force wants before it’s too late.
Our favourite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.
But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that’s rotten. Soon she’s fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.
Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.