Monday, February 15, 2010

Pre Pub Book Buzz - The New Dead ed Christopher Golden

Get the ultimate zombie fix with this new anthology from some of horror's best and brightest stars!

I'd meant to post this Saturday, but if you read how hectic the day was, well... So here it is today. And, it's hitting shelves tomorrow. So I barely squeaked by!

Here's the promo description from Christopher Golden's New Dead site:

The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay. The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive? How will the world change when the dead begin to rise?

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.).

Happy Reading!


Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Oh! This looks like a good one! With that line up, I don't expect that this will be less than amazing!

Cheryl said...

I am looking forward to this book. I have had it on my wish list for a while now and need to pick up a copy