The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology
Edited by Christopher Golden
Cover Artist: Per Haarensen
Review by Benjamin Wald
St. Martin's Griffin Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780312559717
Date: 16 February 2010 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
It has become impossible to ignore the popularity of the zombie story. Something about these shambling corpses strikes a deep chord in our collective psyche. Perhaps it's the evocation of our own mortality, perhaps it's a fear of the loss of individuality, or perhaps we're just drawn to the blood and guts that a full out zombie apocalypse entails. Whatever the reason, The New Dead has zombies in abundance, with 19 original stories of undead monsters hungry for human flesh. From official release/information:
Product Description: RESURRECTION! 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.
(Source: St. Martin's Griffin)