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The Living Dead By John Joseph Adams Joe Hill George R.R. Martin Clive Barker Neil Gaiman Laurell K. Hamilton Joe R. Lansdale Poppy Z. Brite The Living Dead When there s no room in hell the dead will walk the earth From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead Resident Evil to World War Z zombies have invaded popular culture becoming the monsters that best ex

  • Title: The Living Dead
  • Author: John Joseph Adams Joe Hill George R.R. Martin Clive Barker Neil Gaiman Laurell K. Hamilton Joe R. Lansdale Poppy Z. Brite
  • ISBN: 9781597801430
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Living Dead By John Joseph Adams Joe Hill George R.R. Martin Clive Barker Neil Gaiman Laurell K. Hamilton Joe R. Lansdale Poppy Z. Brite When there s no room in hell, the dead will walk the earth From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead, 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 Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today s most renowned authors of When there s no room in hell, the dead will walk the earth From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead, 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 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.Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near future dystopia , fantasy grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history , and horror zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural , and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
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    1. Larry McCloskey on said:

      A collection of zombie stories that truly does deliver than what you d expect Zombie fans MUST check this book out, but what sets it apart is that there s enough here for other people as well This Year s Class Picture sets things up nicely, catching the reader off guard with it s ending and setting the stage for several different looks at the life of the undead This is far than stories of blood and gore, but many hinge on lost humanity and even regained humanity in some cases even painting the [...]

    2. Michael Fierce on said:

      Some major duds in this collection but the few gems pushed this up to a 4 star read.

    3. Timothy Ward on said:

      Dan Simmons s This Year s Class PictureAs the intro story to The Living Dead, I came into this read with high expectations Dan places the reader into the life of a remarkably interesting woman, on a particularly important day An elderly school teacher, and potentially the last teacher on Earth, impressed me with her resolve to survive They say you have to keep your mind working or you ll lose it Well, she does so by maintaining her teaching routine with a full class of children zombies The schoo [...]

    4. Colleen on said:

      Wellke a lot of short story collections, tons of junk and a few gems sprinkled in to keep you interested There were three or four that redeemed this and almost makes me want to give three or four stars, but really like most of the zombie genre too much bad writing Schoolteacher story was amazing though, so won t sell this back just because of that one.

    5. Carol. on said:

      Parts were very interesting, but it somehow didn t work for me Maybe it is the sheer volume of zombies in all their various formats, both as subject and as backdrop I made it through about a quarter of the book and gave it up No fault of the writers, an incompatibility between myself and zombies in short stories.

    6. Brendan on said:

      Rather than write about all 34 stories in this collection, I ll write about my top five, in no particular order Followed by Will McIntosh is the best story in the collection It supposes a world in which the dead rise and instead of attacking the living, they follow them But the dead seek out and follow people who deserve it according to some sort of cosmic justice The exorbitant your lifestyle, the zombies choose to follow you How the Day Runs Down by John Langan A zombie version of Our Town t [...]

    7. Marcus on said:

      Spolier warning The subject matter of this collection of short stories is, of course, zombies Zombies of all flavors From Romero style hungry dead, to the classic Haitian voodoo , to metaphorical zombies such as couch potatoes and mindless consumers As far as anthologies go, I was pleasantly surprised Some of the writing was bad, most was good, and some was very, very good In particular, Some Zombie Contingency Plans by Kelly Link, Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead by Joe Hill, and Bitter Gr [...]

    8. John on said:

      When I first picked up this book, I expected to encounter a rash of stories about heroic survivors of a zombie apocalypse bravely blowing the heads off of everything they see which, admittedly, is fun in its own way I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is true of none of these stories They are far complex and creative than the video game horror stories found elsewhere World War Z and many stand alone as great stories even outside the zombie genre, whatever that entails.One story recount [...]

    9. Brian Steele on said:

      This is not a collection of Zombie short stories No, this is a brilliant collection of short stories that happen to be about Zombies Trust me there s a difference.You ll find very few cliches here, very few pieces of bad writing, very few filler stories You will find some of the best speculative fiction writers currently out there today contributing fascinating works concerning the human condition and our preoccupation with the mysteries of death And while Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z Brit [...]

    10. Hybrid Creature (devours books instead of brains) on said:

      Rated 2 star based solely on the few stories I read by my preferred authors.None of these short stories were all that great to me Each was mediocre at best.Sex, Death and Sunshine by Clive BarkerProbably the best of the short stories that I read The man really knows how to compare theater to blow jobs.Those Who Seek Forgiveness by Laurell K HamiltonA peek into Anita s every day job Interesting, but you re not missing anything in the series if you don t read it.Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the De [...]

    11. Michael on said:

      A pretty solid anthology, though there were quite a few misses within I was really hoping for that had been commissioned for the work, because the works by many of the big names King, Barker, Gaiman, Partridge, Hill, Hamilton were ones I d read before.That said, there were some stories I really liked Joe R Lansdale s was really good, as most of his work is I d like to see stories or a novel based on Jebidiah And Dan Simmons This Year s Class Picture was outstanding.Worth a read, but I don t th [...]

    12. Kemper on said:

      Lots of good zombie stories, but not all fall into the traditional George Romero type stories For example, Joe Hill s story is about two high school sweethearts who reunite while playing extras in Romero s filming of Dawn of The Dead A lot of great material, but someone just looking for different takes on the Romero style zombies may be disappointed.

    13. Olethros on said:

      Extremo en sus valores, de lo muy notable a lo intrascedente G nero Relatos.Lo que nos cuenta El libro Zombies publicaci n original The Living Dead, 2008 es una antolog a de relatos sobre zombis, seleccionados y comentados por el famoso John Joseph Adams que tambi n firma la introducci n y que nos mostrar n, entre otros, distintos tipos de fijaciones post mortem, el origen de una saga de rendimiento notable, la voluntad de una profesora por seguir ense ando aunque los ni os no sean los alumnos h [...]

    14. Roger on said:

      I don t know what Imp of the Perverse caused me to pick The Living Dead as my next read Does the death of a loved one plus surviving a natural disaster equal time to read Zombie fiction Psychologists armchair and otherwise make of that what you will This was an enjoyable anthology in any event Let s name drop there are stories here by Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg, George R R Martin, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Clive Barker, Poppy Z Brite, Dan Simmons, Laurell K Hamilton, and Joe [...]

    15. Rachel Pieters on said:

      3.5 stars actually It s so hard to rate a collection of stories from different authors because some were excellent, and some I couldn t even finish Overall, the problem I had with a fair number of these short stories was that and one author even points this out in an introduction to her story it seems the authors are all trying to out sex shock each other, if that makes sense Like, how wild and graphic and horrid and pointless can we make this sex scene And the authors that didn t have one of th [...]

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    17. Charles on said:

      Stuff I Read The Living Dead ed John Joseph Adams ReviewWhat to say about a HUGE anthology of zombie stories Really, a lot of it comes down to the fact that zombies are a bit of a harder sell to me I just don t get as into zombies as I could for a number of reasons, but that was probably why I picked up the book, to challenge myself to try out some stories that I would otherwise probably not read And the table of contents definitely has some big and interesting names in it And I will admit that [...]

    18. trishtrash on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed and by thoroughly I mean every single selected story Wastelands, a similar collection by the same editor, wherein the theme was broadly apocalyptic The Living Dead was not quite that strong a grouping, but there were some real gems Zombies, as much as any other end of the world scenario, provide plenty of material for the philosophical, for levels of human interest, and for terrifying situations Right up front I was interested to read the Poppy Z Brite story, because I ve a [...]

    19. H. Anne Stoj on said:

      I love this time of year October is coming and a girl s fancy turns to the undead Or at least this girl s does and in the idea of zombies or vampires that ash out in sunlight rather than sparkle like lip gloss from Bonnie Bell So, what does that mean It s time to brush off the zombie collections and novels the few that I have thanks to being fussy and prepare for Halloween spookiness where I will, no doubt, freak myself out as I ve rediscovered all the gore and whatnot that didn t bother me a de [...]

    20. Kate Lansky on said:

      There are some amazing stories in here, and a few that, to be honest, I didn t much care for First off, don t go in to this expecting every story to be a standard zombie tale Don t go in expecting everything to be scary, either Go in to this expecting a very, very wide spectrum of tales, and an equally wide definition of what it means to be living dead In some stories you do see classic zombies the very first is a good example , or are only mild departures from the classic, devastating undead Ca [...]

    21. Jen on said:

      Some stories are excellent and some thoroughly suck so I have rated the book overall 3 Below I have graded each story separately with a brief comment This year s class picture Dan Simmons unique and interesting idea I only wish the behaviour management plans were allowed for y9s be so much easier to keep them sitting still if you could chain them up without having to spend months on operant conditioning them.Some Zombie Contingency Plans Kelly Link truly dreadful Not much story just a nasty piec [...]

    22. J. McClain on said:

      This was a very satisfying read I went in thinking I d be reading all things zombie, when in point of fact the title of the collection suggests a wider meaning This is borne out in the stories Numerous aspects of the idea of a reanimated human is explored here, from science fiction focused works such as Michael Swanwick s The Dead and George R R Martin s Meathouse Man, to those that reference Haitian vodou such as Bitter Grounds by Neil Gaiman and Zora and the Zombie by Andy Duncan.This should b [...]

    23. Doug on said:

      Many excellent stories, and a wonderfully wide variety of perspectives on zombies I particularly liked the stories by Dan Simmons, George R.R Martin, Stephen King,Catherine Cheek,Dale Bailey, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Michael Swanwick,Susan Palwick,Joe Lansdale,Nancy Kilpatrick,Neil Gaiman, andWill McIntosh

    24. Ярослава on said:

      A sad cautionary tale about how even the best roster basically, everybody who s anybody in sf f does not guarantee that the anthology won t fail and this one fails SO HARD The stories are either way too predictable say, Stephen King s short story reads like a grocery list of all his recurring motifs, and almost veers off into the realms of unconscious self parody , while others are naive political ramblings about the current geopolitical doings They are clearly about their times and of their tim [...]

    25. Fantasy Literature on said:

      I never knew there were so many ways to tell a zombie story I pretty much thought that the George Romero version was it dead people wandering around holding their arms out in front of them and calling out braaaaaaains, looking to munch on the living I never did know why they had to hold their arms that way, but they all did I thought.John Joseph Adams has chosen his material wisely in The Living Dead, a collection of short stories about zombies by some of the biggest and best names in the horror [...]

    26. Cameron on said:

      I m not sure when it happened, but at some point a very large portion of the horror fiction writer community decided that to write a good zombie story, some person in the story needs to have sex with a zombie Or a zombie has to have sex with a person Or the zombies need to have sex with each other.About 1 3 of the way through this book I was starting to roll my eyes and say to myself, Oh god, not ANOTHER person getting it on with a walking corpse This phenomena is present in about 60 70% of the [...]

    27. Ralph Wark on said:

      Better than most anthologies.The problems with anthologies is, by telling time you finish that, you have trouble remembering all the bloody stories And this is no different, save for the quality of stories, which was better than average, and the nicely done introductions for the authors, a bit of background on them and the tale With authors like George R.R.Martin, Laurell Hamilton, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Clive Barker, it s hard to miss There are some nice variations here, especially King [...]

    28. Corey on said:

      I ll admit that zombies can be tiresome not much personality, kind of slow, easily defeated on a one to one basis Certain liberties must be taken with the mythos to make such creatures interesting over the course of 400 pages, but Adams puts in just the right mix of classic monster mayhem and mythological experimentation to make the whole of The Living Dead an absolutely spectacular collection There is everything a zombiphile could want gore, satire parody, gore, emotion, comedy, gore, sex, nost [...]

    29. Jenny on said:

      A really good compilation of zombie related short stories Many of them are very clever, and not your typical undead plotline.I especially enjoyed the following stories This Year s Class Picture by Dan Simmons Death and Suffrage by Dale Bailey The Third Dead Body by Nina Kiriki Hoffman The Dead Kid by Darrell Schweitzer Malthusian s Zombie by Jeffrey Ford Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead by Joe Hill Home Delivery by Stephen King Bitter Grounds by Neil Gaiman Stockholm Syndrome by David Talle [...]

    30. Eric on said:

      I really really really wanted to like this collection of short stories I mean, I really wanted to I love zombies and zombie stories and movies but, in the end I only found a few to be enjoyable and the rest to be mediocre or just plain boring A couple of the stories such as Almost the Last Story by Almost the Last Man and This Year s Class Picture are definitely worth checking out but, they are so few and far between that it would be hard to justify a purchaseeven if you are a zombie lover like [...]

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