The New Dead
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.
“The 19 provocative, haunting, and genuinely unsettling original stories in this zombie anthology move the genre beyond its usual apocalyptic wastelands. David Liss’s novelette What Maisie Knew is a stunning and gruesome meditation on the banality of capitalism and evil. Mike Carey’s Second Wind is a haunting tale of an undead stockbroker who comes to question whether he ever truly lived. Lovers of more traditional zombie fare will also not be disappointed. Joe Hill’s ingenious Twittering from the Circus of the Dead tells a classic slasher film story through Twitter posts, while Jonathan Maberry’s heartbreaking Family Business describes a ruined America populated by kindly monks and zombie hunters. This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America’s longstanding obsession with the undead.”
– Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Table of Contents
“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
Nationwide Signing Event
On February 16th, 2010, the day The New Dead is released, the majority of the authors who have written stories for the book will be signing in various locations around the country.
Los Angeles, CA: Max Brooks and Aimee Bender
Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Lexington, KY: Derek Nikitas
Morris Book Shop, 408 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Atlanta, GA: James A. Moore
Blue Elephant Book Shop, 2091 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
Baltimore, MD: Brian Keene
Barnes & Noble, 1819 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21208
New York, NY: Jonathan Maberry, David Wellington, MB Homler
Borders, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
Boston, MA (Framingham): John Connolly, Christopher Golden, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Hautala, and Holly Newstein 7 PM
Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
San Antonio, TX: David Liss
Barnes & Noble, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256
Please note that Joe Hill will be kicking off his signing tour for his new novel, Horns, on the same night. He’ll be signing at River Run Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH, and will be happy to sign copies of The New Dead as well.