|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2011|
|Number of Pages:||810|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.15|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.0 x 9.0 x 1.3|
In this splendid collection, noted anthologist Penzler (The Vampire Archives) has assembled 57 stories that, in his opinion, make up the definitive collection of zombie short fiction. The bulk fall into one or the other of the standard subcategories of zombie lit: traditional voodoo-resurrected living dead, as in Manley Wade Wellman's "Song of the Slaves" and Karen Haber's "Red Angels", or more modern shambling corpses, like those in Stephen King's "Home Delivery" and Robert McCammon's "Eat Me". All the stories have appeared in previous anthologies, so there are few surprises, but rather a full dance card of undead heavy hitters that range from the timeless (Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Matheson) to the timely (Scott Edelman, Joe R. Lansdale, Dale Bailey). Penzler's latest mammoth anthology celebrates the living dead the same way that The Vampire Archives lauds the descendants of Dracula.
His choice to largely omit splatter punk is interesting and will surely raise some hackles, since this excludes some of the genre's signature authors (Poppy Z. Brite, Jack Ketchum, and Clive Barker). Nevertheless, zombie aficionados will eagerly embrace this controversial and comprehensive collection.
-Jeanne Bogino, New Lebanon Lib., NY
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Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! is the darkest, the living-deadliest, scariest--and dare we say most tasteful--collection of zombie stories ever assembled. It’s so good, it's a no-brainer.
There is never a dull moment in the world of zombies. They are superstars of horror and they are everywhere, storming the world of print and visual media. Their endless march will never be stopped. It's the Zombie Zeitgeist! Now, with his wide sweep of knowledge and keen eye for great storytelling, Otto Penzler offers a remarkable catalog of zombie literature. Including unstoppable tales from world-renowned authors like Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert McCammon, Robert E. Howard, and Richard Matheson to the writer who started it all, W.B. Seabrook, Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! will delight and devour horror fans from coast to coast.
• Deadly bites
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• Zombies, zombies, and more zombies
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