Zombies by Paula Guran, Max Brooks, Neil Gaiman, Brian, Keene, Joe R Lansdale, David J. Schow & Michael Marshall Smith
The Recent Dead

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You can't kill the dead! Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever-evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations: the thralls of voodoo sorcerers, George Romero's living dead, societal symbols, dancing thrillers, viral victims, reanimated ramblers, video gaming targets, post-apocalyptic permutations, shuffling sidekicks, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and, yes, even the romantic. Evidently, we have an enduring hunger for this infinite onslaught of the ever-hungry dead. Hoards of readers are now devouring zombie fiction faster than armies of the undead could chow down their brains. It's a sick job, but somebody had to do it: explore the innumerable necrotic nightmares of the latest, greatest, most fervent devotion in the history of humankind and ferret out the best of new millenial zombie stories: Zombies: The Recent Dead.

About Paula Guran, Max Brooks, Neil Gaiman, Brian, Keene, Joe R Lansdale, David J. Schow & Michael Marshall Smith

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Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, 1960. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as Time Out, The Sunday Times, Punch and The Observer. His first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series The Sandman. It is the comic book he is most famous for and the series has won every major industry award, including 9 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 3 Harvey Awards, and the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award. He writes both children and adult books. His adult books include Stardust, which won the Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults in 1999; American Gods, which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards; and Anansi Boys. His children's books include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish; Coraline, which won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards; The Wolves in the Walls; and The Graveyard Book, which won the Newbery Award in 2009. He also co-wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett. He is currently working on making a film of one of his early books, Neverwhere. Guran is the editor of horror fiction books. She writes most of the DarkEcho. Max Brooks was born in New York City on May 22, 1972. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Pitzer College. From 2001 to 2003, he was a member of the writing team at Saturday Night Live and won an Emmy for his work. He is the author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks. World War Z was made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. He is also a television and voice-over actor. He has appeared on Roseanne, To Be or Not to Be, Pacific Blue, and 7th Heaven. His voice-over work includes Batman Beyond, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Justice League. BRIAN KEENE is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of "The Rising, Fear of Gravity," the forthcoming "City of the Dead," among other titles. He is also the fiction editor of Horrorfind.com and the popular "Best of Horrorfind" anthology series. Suspect was last spotted on the border of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and insanity. He has a criminal record but has never robbed a bank--that we know of. Suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Approach with caution. Report all sightings to www.briankeene.com Joe R. Lansdale was born in Gladewater, Tex. in 1951. He attended Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stephen F. Austin State University. Lansdale has also had a varied career, having worked as a bouncer, a bodyguard, a transportation manager, a custodian, and a karate instructor before becoming a fulltime writer in 1981. Lansdale's written work includes several novels and more than 200 short stories. Although his favorite genre is fantasy, with suspense a close second, he has also written mysteries, horror, science fiction, and westerns. Some titles include Rumble Tumble, Dead in the West, The Nightrunners, Cold in July, By Bizarre Hands and The Drive-in (a 'B' Movie with Blood and Popcorn. Made in Texas) . In addition, Lansdale has edited the short-story anthologies Best of the West, The New Frontier: Best of the West 2, and Razored Saddles. Lansdale has received five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers of America, including one for "The Night They Missed the Horror Show." He has also been awarded the British Fantasy Award and the American Horror Award. Joe Lansdale and his second wife, Karen, have two children. They live in Nacagdoches, Tex.
Published October 18, 2010 by Prime Books. 352 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Much like those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups’s commercials from the 70’s where peanut butter and chocolate suddenly find themselves together, “Hey, you got chocolate in my peanut butter.” “Hey, you got peanut butter on my chocolate.” “Two great tastes that taste great together!” With a skill for de...

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The Bookbag

Those who have an intimate knowledge of the Austen may much more easily point out how things - and how few things - have been changed, and I suspect to them this will seem like the result of a simple literary parlour game, but for me and many others this just reads like a surprisingly comfortable...

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This is probably one of those times I’m going to be accused of being no fun or not having a sense of humor, so let me say that if you want to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith’s undead update on Austen’s classic novel, you should totally read it.

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It’s the exact plot of Pride and Prejudice, to the point that kids could theoretically read P&P&Z instead of Austen for courses and get away with it, but every few pages, zombie action occurs.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Sara Stewart Onion AV Club 4 of 5 Stars "Such is the accomplishment of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies that after reveling in its timeless intrigue, it’s difficult to remember how Austen’s novel got along without the undead.

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The Christian Manifesto

I’m not reading the original.” The attention to detail is delightful and the fact that Grahame-Smith did not bastardize much of the content is quite impressive, given that he “once took a class in English literature.” If you’re looking for some classic (and fun) reading, then I suggest Pride and...

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Starburst Magazine

Dreadfully Ever After combines Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice with the savage, brain-munching world of the undead.

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