Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection...the Last Word on the New Dead.
And here's the table of contents, so you know what you're in for:
"Lazarus" by John Connolly
"What Maisie Knew" by David Liss
"Copper" by Stephen R. Bissette
"In the Dust" by Tim Lebbon
"Life Sentence" by Kelley Armstrong
"Delice" by Holly Newstein
"Closure, LTD" by Max Brooks
"The Wind Cries Mary" by Brian Keene
"Family Business" by Jonathan Maberry
"The Zombie Who Fell From the Sky" by M.B. Homler
"My Dolly" by Derek Nikitas
"Second Wind" by Mike Carey
"Among Us" by Aimee Bender
"Ghost Trap" by Rick Hautala
"The Storm Door" by Tad Williams
"Kids and Their Toys" by James A. Moore
"Shooting Pool" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Weaponized" by David Wellington
"Twittering from the Circus of the Dead" by Joe Hill
The book hits shelves tomorrow (2/16) and there will be nation-wide signing events featuring the authors. For a full list, visit the link listed above.
I started reading this one over the weekend and so far it's a truly excellent collection. "In the Dust" and "Delice" are two of my favorites so far -- "Delice" is based on the infamous LaLaurie's of New Orleans and I love the setting in "In the Dust." "What Maisie Knew" is surprisingly disturbing. I've not read David Liss before, but given what I know of his books (or maybe what I don't know) this one came as a bit of a surprise. And I totally love the way "Lazarus," "Copper," and "Life Sentence" end.
For a sneak peak, you can visit the St. Martins site for the book (http://us.macmillan.com/thenewdead) and read some of these stories yourself.
I'm up for more zombie reading this evening (spent yesterday playing Bioshock 2 and didn't get anything done except for dinner - and most of Mo Hayder's latest, actually. So a pretty productive, lazy day.).