Adams, John Joseph - The Living Dead




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"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth."

From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead; from Resident Evil to World War Z, zombies have invaded popular culture, becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west. The ultimate consumers, zombies rise from the dead and feed upon the living, their teeming masses ever hungry, ever seeking to devour or convert, like mindless, faceless eating machines. Zombies have been depicted as mind-controlled minions, the shambling infected, the disintegrating dead, the ultimate lumpenproletariat, but in all cases, they reflect us, mere mortals afraid of death in a society on the verge of collapse.

Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, including Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Joe R. Lansdale, The Living Dead, covers the broad spectrum of zombie fiction. The zombies of The Living Dead range from Romero-style zombies to reanimated corpses to voodoo zombies and beyond.

Edited by John Joseph Adams (Wastelands), The Living Dead is 230,000 words of zombie fiction (34 stories!), collecting the best tales from Book of the Dead, Still Dead, and Mondo Zombie, along with the best zombie fiction from other sources.

Table of Contents:

Introduction - John Joseph Adams
This Year's Class Picture - Dan Simmons
Some Zombie Contingency Plans - Kelly Link
Death and Suffrage - Dale Bailey
Ghost Dance - Sherman Alexie
Blossom - David J. Schow
The Third Dead Body - Nina Kiriki Hoffman
The Dead - Michael Swanwick
The Dead Kid - Darrell Schweitzer
Malthusian's Zombie - Jeffrey Ford
Beautiful Stuff - Susan Palwick
Sex, Death and Starshine - Clive Barker
Stockholm Syndrome - David Tallerman
Bobby Conroy Comes Back From the Dead - Joe Hill
Those Who Seek Forgiveness - Laurell K. Hamilton
In Beauty, Like the Night - Norman Partridge
Prairie - Brian Evenson
Everything is Better With Zombies - Hannah Wolf Bowen
Home Delivery - Stephen King
Less Than Zombie - Douglas E. Winter
Sparks Fly Upward - Lisa Morton
Meathouse Man - George R. R. Martin
Deadman's Road - Joe Lansdale
The Skull-Faced Boy - David Barr Kirtley
The Age of Sorrow - Nancy Kilpatrick
Bitter Grounds - Neil Gaiman
She's Taking Her Tits to the Grave - Catherine Cheek
Dead Like Me - Adam-Troy Castro
Zora and the Zombie - Andy Duncan
Calcutta, Lord of Nerves - Poppy Z. Brite
Followed - Will McIntosh
The Song the Zombie Sang - Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg
Passion Play - Nancy Holder
Almost the Last Story by Almost the Last Man - Scott Edelman
How the Day Runs Down - John Langan

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