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    My thanks to NetGalley and Prime Books for an eARC copy of this book to read and reviewMeh DNF at 40% ish There

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    More zombie stories here than you can shake a gnawed leg bone at Every zombie fan is bound to find something to their taste here Let this anthology entertain your braaaiiinnns Matthew Johnson “The Afflicted”Well we're looking for zombies here and this is a very good zombie story Here the elderly persons who were first infested w

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    I got a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewAnthologies are always difficult for me to rate—so many different stories so many authors and you know you're bound to find very good pieces and some you don't like at all As far as collections go this one about zombies was a fairly good one all in all that

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    Overall I found this anthology to be a diverse collection of all things zombie the uality was a little rocky at times but the great stories suirreled away in this tome made it all worth reading 355 See tag for detailsview spoilerThe

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    Very very good Anthology about zombies I was surprise to see that I didn`t read the first Anthology in this serie

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    Let me start by saying I am a huge zombie film fan Zombie books I've read a couple of them but I am not an expe

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    My first impression of this book 36 Thirty six That’s a vast amount of stories for an anthology Even 20 would ha

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    One of the best zombie anthologies I’ve read—some really good stories here and only a few duds

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    A solid collection with some outstanding moments Some very nice stuff

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Zombies author Paula Guran

The living dead are alive than ever Zombies have become than an iconic monster for the 21st century They are now a phenomenon constantly revealing as much about ourselves and our fascination with death resurrection and survival as our love for the supernatural or post apocalyptic speculation Our most imaginative literary minds have been devoured by these incredible creatures and produced exciting insightful and unflinching new works of zombie fiction We've again dug up the best stories published in the last few years and compiled them into an anthology to feed your insatiable hunger©2014 Paula Guran P2014 Audible Inc• Joanne Anderton “Trail of Dead”• Michael Arnzen “Rigormarole” poem• Marie Brennan “What Still Abides• Mike First I want to say that I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway No review asked in exchangeThis is a hard book to review I m not used to reading short stories and even less used to review them1 The Afflicted by Matthew Johnson This one is different kind of zombie book where as people grow old they lose their memory and slowly turn I won t say because of spoilers but it delivers and was a great choice for opener 42 Dead Song by Jay Wilburn While well written it didn t keep my attention I wanted to skim ahead to see if something interesting would follow Because of that I may have missed the punch if there was one From what I gathered it s after the zombie threat is over but aside from that I have no idea A man who is being told what to read narrates the story We don t know why he is there or who is speaking to him 13 Iphigenia in Aulis by Mike Carey This one is as different as can be from regular zombie stories It s told in third person POV from a child Melanie The story kept me wondering how it would end A little jewel I wished was made into a novel or even a novelette I d be one of the first to buy it I can say I was sad it ended so uickly 54 Pollution by Don Webb I can t say I really liked that one The idea was great but there were too many names foreign words and explanations for me to appreciate the story 25 Becca at the End of the World by Shira Lipkin This is a real short story only three pages and a half long It s about the last hour of a teenager who s been bitten by a zombie Short yes but it delivers 46 The Naturalist by Maureen F McHugh This one was of what I had expected of the book a pure zombie story albeit different from the usual ones The protagonist isn t your likeable one however it didn t matter The story was entertaining 57 Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead by Alex Dally McFarlane Told from old tablets found Makes it sound like it s something real that happened a long time ago Interesting but not my kind of story 38 What Maisie Knew by David Liss A different twist on zombies Told in first person POV we learn about the reanimates zombies from a man who ends up hiding one of them in an apartment I m not saying why I ll leave that to the reader Greatly entertaining 59 Rocket man by Stephen Graham Jones Zombies and baseball Sadly this one didn t do it for me 110 The Day the Music Died by Joe McKinney A few typos such as using the wrong name and the wrong pronoun but aside from that it was a great idea The protagonist was far from being likeable but it gave the story its own charm 411 11 The Children s Hour by Marge Simon Maybe it s me but this one just felt as if the author didn t format well I won t rate it I don t get poetry12 Delice by Holly Newstein Nice take on voodoo but nothing memorable The sentences in bad French yanked me out of the story instead of making it sound authentic I m not saying it s not the way they speak out there but for me Creole or maybe using less French would have worked better 3 13 Trail of Death by Joanne Anderton Good story I liked the idea of the necromancer hunter However why did the hunter have an apprentice I m guessing it might be part of a bigger story 414 The Death and Life of Bob by William Jablonsky A great example of first POV plural well done It s also a great example showing people can be narrow minded and believe the stupidest thing over rational explanation This story will stay with me for a while 515 Stemming the Tide by Simon Strantzas I don t think I really understood this one especially the ending Maybe I wasn t in the mood for it 2 16 Those Beneath the Bog by Jacues L Condor Old tales from Inuit living in Northern part of Manitoba about some dead yet living creatures that haunt a bog and its sinkhole One of the longest stories so far yet it seems it doesn t tell enough The author spent a lot of time introducing the characters which was great however it felt as if there was not enough time spent on the deadly creatures In any other circumstances I would have liked the story very much yet in this anthology people are expecting zombie stories That part was barely skimmed I understand it s a short story but so much could have been added 317 What Still Abides by Marie Brennan Written in a fashion that is closer to poetry than a regular story I m sorry to say this was not for me I didn t finish it 118 Jack and Jill by Jonathan Maberry Start with a kid with cancer Add a huge storm that threatens to flood the area If that s not enough add the terror of people being bitten and turned into monsters Now see the story through the eyes of the kid with cancer You ll get a small idea of this story It was filled with emotions It left me breathless Well worth the anthology by itself 519 In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection by Caitlin R Kiernan I hate to do this but if a story of five or six pages doesn t grab my attention after the first and half page I have to believe it won t be my kind of story I couldn t finish it 120 Rigormarole by Michael A Arnzen Another poem Really I don t get poems at all 21 Kitty s Zombie New Year by Carrie Vaughn I really loved this one It s not your usual scary zombie story it s something I could see happening I also applaud Kitty for keeping her head up her shoulders 422 The Gravedigger of Konstan Spring by Genevieve Valentine Not bad but nothing exciting either 323 Chew by Tamsyn Muir I liked that one I think he got what he deserved However what shocked me the most is that I was actually happy he did 424 Til Death Do Us Apart by Shaun Jeffrey Can t say the story is innovative but it s well written and enjoyable 325 There is no E in Zombi by Roxane Gay I wonder how many people will try that recipe Once you pass the explanations and recipe the story that follows is enjoyable but way too short Although it s not like much could be added 326 What Once We Feared by Carrie Ryan Teenagers found themselves in the middle of a zombie outbreak and barricade themselves trying to survive What I liked about this story is that the teenagers were realistic and not born killers who knew exactly what to do to kill a zombie and did it without remorse 427 The Harrowers by Eric Gregory This was not so much about zombies but about life with zombies People living in barricaded cities paying clandestine people to get out in the zombie world and hunt zombies A man outside the city possesses a valuable weapon against zombies 528 Resurgam by Lisa Mannetti It had good premises but it lost me some time soon after the incident at the morgue Drug an old journal half a page of info about small poxnah life s too shortNext 129 I Waltzed with a Zombie by Ron Goulart Another one I wished I had skipped It s not that it s badly written it s just not my kind of story 1 30 Aftermath by Joy Kennedy O Neill A great tale about the aftermath of a zombie outbreak with a stunning ending 531 A Shepherd of the Valley by Maggie Slater Good story I wouldn t call it great maybe a bit predictable but it was entertaining 332 The Day the Saucers Came by Neil Gaiman I tried because of the author s popularity but it s a poem anddid I say it already I don t get poems33 Love Resurrected by Cat Rambo Walking dead yes zombie Nah Still not such a bad read 334 Present by Nicole Kornher Stace Great story A mother fights for her child through a zombie outbreak 435 The Hunt Before and the Aftermath by Joe R Lansdale Another great story albeit strange and somewhat disgusting one No spoiler so I can t tell You ll have to see for yourself 536 Bit Rot by Charles Stross I like scifi yet I don t know why somehow this one didn t appeal much to me 3The great stories make this book worth while however there were many that left me cold and others I feel I just wasted my time Still if you are craving zombies stories you should find something to uench your thirst in this anthology Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 revealing as much about ourselves and our fascination with death Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 resurrection and survival as our love for the supernatural or post apocalyptic speculation Our most imaginative literary minds have been devoured by these incredible creatures and produced exciting insightful and unflinching new works of zombie fiction We've again dug up the best stories published in the last few years and compiled them into an anthology to feed your insatiable hunger©2014 Paula Guran P2014 Audible Inc• Joanne Anderton “Trail of Dead”• Michael Arnzen “Rigormarole” poem• Marie Brennan “What Still Abides• Mike First I want to say that I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway No The Fatima Century review asked in exchangeThis is a hard book to Leah Starrs Revenge review I m not used to Pieces 8 (Pieces, reading short stories and even less used to Time Flies and Other Short Plays review them1 The Afflicted by Matthew Johnson This one is different kind of zombie book where as people grow old they lose their memory and slowly turn I won t say because of spoilers but it delivers and was a great choice for opener 42 Dead Song by Jay Wilburn While well written it didn t keep my attention I wanted to skim ahead to see if something interesting would follow Because of that I may have missed the punch if there was one From what I gathered it s after the zombie threat is over but aside from that I have no idea A man who is being told what to Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) read narrates the story We don t know why he is there or who is speaking to him 13 Iphigenia in Aulis by Mike Carey This one is as different as can be from Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) regular zombie stories It s told in third person POV from a child Melanie The story kept me wondering how it would end A little jewel I wished was made into a novel or even a novelette I d be one of the first to buy it I can say I was sad it ended so uickly 54 Pollution by Don Webb I can t say I Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra really liked that one The idea was great but there were too many names foreign words and explanations for me to appreciate the story 25 Becca at the End of the World by Shira Lipkin This is a Chinas Son real short story only three pages and a half long It s about the last hour of a teenager who s been bitten by a zombie Short yes but it delivers 46 The Naturalist by Maureen F McHugh This one was of what I had expected of the book a pure zombie story albeit different from the usual ones The protagonist isn t your likeable one however it didn t matter The story was entertaining 57 Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead by Alex Dally McFarlane Told from old tablets found Makes it sound like it s something Welcome to the Desert of the Real real that happened a long time ago Interesting but not my kind of story 38 What Maisie Knew by David Liss A different twist on zombies Told in first person POV we learn about the Dead End Bluff reanimates zombies from a man who ends up hiding one of them in an apartment I m not saying why I ll leave that to the King Noah Blindness and the Vision of Seers reader Greatly entertaining 59 Rocket man by Stephen Graham Jones Zombies and baseball Sadly this one didn t do it for me 110 The Day the Music Died by Joe McKinney A few typos such as using the wrong name and the wrong pronoun but aside from that it was a great idea The protagonist was far from being likeable but it gave the story its own charm 411 11 The Children s Hour by Marge Simon Maybe it s me but this one just felt as if the author didn t format well I won t Princess to Pleasure Slave Chronicles (Book Three): Lusty Prey of the Huntress (English Edition) rate it I don t get poetry12 Delice by Holly Newstein Nice take on voodoo but nothing memorable The sentences in bad French yanked me out of the story instead of making it sound authentic I m not saying it s not the way they speak out there but for me Creole or maybe using less French would have worked better 3 13 Trail of Death by Joanne Anderton Good story I liked the idea of the necromancer hunter However why did the hunter have an apprentice I m guessing it might be part of a bigger story 414 The Death and Life of Bob by William Jablonsky A great example of first POV plural well done It s also a great example showing people can be narrow minded and believe the stupidest thing over Factory of Death rational explanation This story will stay with me for a while 515 Stemming the Tide by Simon Strantzas I don t think I Thirteen Plus One (The Winnie Years, really understood this one especially the ending Maybe I wasn t in the mood for it 2 16 Those Beneath the Bog by Jacues L Condor Old tales from Inuit living in Northern part of Manitoba about some dead yet living creatures that haunt a bog and its sinkhole One of the longest stories so far yet it seems it doesn t tell enough The author spent a lot of time introducing the characters which was great however it felt as if there was not enough time spent on the deadly creatures In any other circumstances I would have liked the story very much yet in this anthology people are expecting zombie stories That part was barely skimmed I understand it s a short story but so much could have been added 317 What Still Abides by Marie Brennan Written in a fashion that is closer to poetry than a Rapid Math Without A Calculator regular story I m sorry to say this was not for me I didn t finish it 118 Jack and Jill by Jonathan Maberry Start with a kid with cancer Add a huge storm that threatens to flood the area If that s not enough add the terror of people being bitten and turned into monsters Now see the story through the eyes of the kid with cancer You ll get a small idea of this story It was filled with emotions It left me breathless Well worth the anthology by itself 519 In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection by Caitlin R Kiernan I hate to do this but if a story of five or six pages doesn t grab my attention after the first and half page I have to believe it won t be my kind of story I couldn t finish it 120 Rigormarole by Michael A Arnzen Another poem Really I don t get poems at all 21 Kitty s Zombie New Year by Carrie Vaughn I Almost Late for School really loved this one It s not your usual scary zombie story it s something I could see happening I also applaud Kitty for keeping her head up her shoulders 422 The Gravedigger of Konstan Spring by Genevieve Valentine Not bad but nothing exciting either 323 Chew by Tamsyn Muir I liked that one I think he got what he deserved However what shocked me the most is that I was actually happy he did 424 Til Death Do Us Apart by Shaun Jeffrey Can t say the story is innovative but it s well written and enjoyable 325 There is no E in Zombi by Roxane Gay I wonder how many people will try that Seduced by My Doms (The Doms of Genesis, recipe Once you pass the explanations and The Certainty of Violet and Luke (Volume 5) recipe the story that follows is enjoyable but way too short Although it s not like much could be added 326 What Once We Feared by Carrie Ryan Teenagers found themselves in the middle of a zombie outbreak and barricade themselves trying to survive What I liked about this story is that the teenagers were Kane Richards Must Die realistic and not born killers who knew exactly what to do to kill a zombie and did it without Astaroth et Bernadette remorse 427 The Harrowers by Eric Gregory This was not so much about zombies but about life with zombies People living in barricaded cities paying clandestine people to get out in the zombie world and hunt zombies A man outside the city possesses a valuable weapon against zombies 528 Resurgam by Lisa Mannetti It had good premises but it lost me some time soon after the incident at the morgue Drug an old journal half a page of info about small poxnah life s too shortNext 129 I Waltzed with a Zombie by Ron Goulart Another one I wished I had skipped It s not that it s badly written it s just not my kind of story 1 30 Aftermath by Joy Kennedy O Neill A great tale about the aftermath of a zombie outbreak with a stunning ending 531 A Shepherd of the Valley by Maggie Slater Good story I wouldn t call it great maybe a bit predictable but it was entertaining 332 The Day the Saucers Came by Neil Gaiman I tried because of the author s popularity but it s a poem anddid I say it already I don t get poems33 Love Resurrected by Cat Rambo Walking dead yes zombie Nah Still not such a bad M-am săturat să fiu prost read 334 Present by Nicole Kornher Stace Great story A mother fights for her child through a zombie outbreak 435 The Hunt Before and the Aftermath by Joe R Lansdale Another great story albeit strange and somewhat disgusting one No spoiler so I can t tell You ll have to see for yourself 536 Bit Rot by Charles Stross I like scifi yet I don t know why somehow this one didn t appeal much to me 3The great stories make this book worth while however there were many that left me cold and others I feel I just wasted my time Still if you are craving zombies stories you should find something to uench your thirst in this anthology

review Zombies author Paula Guran

Carey “Iphigenia in Aulis”• Jacues L Condor Mak a Tai Meh “Those Beneath the Bog”• Neil Gaiman “The Day the Saucers Came” poem• Roxane Gay “There is No ‘E' in Zombi Which Means There Can Be No You Or We”• Ron Goulart “I Waltzed with a Zombie”• Eric Gregory “The Harrowers”• William Jablonsky “The Death and Life of Bob”• Shaun Jeffrey “Til Death Do Us Part”• Matthew Johnson “The Afflicted”• Stephen Graham Jones “Rocket Man”• Joy Kennedy O'Neill “Aftermath”• Caitlín R Kiernan “In The Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection”• Nicole Kornher Stace “Present”• Joe R Lansdale “The Hunt Before and The Aftermath”• Shira Lipkin “Becca at the End of the World”• David Li Very very good Anthology about zombies I was surprise to see that I didn t read the first Anthology in this serie with bigger names on it s cover but this one was very good tooThe stories that I ve liked areMike Carey Iphigenia in Aulis The story that started the novel The girl with all the gifts Shira Lipkin Becca at the End of the World The last hour of a daughter that will transform in to a zombie in front of her motherMaureen F McHugh The Naturalist About a inmate in a reservation prison where they live with some zombiesAlex Dally MacFarlane Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead 572 571 BCE Interesting ideea about a plague in the Babylonian AgeDavid Liss What Maisie Knew Absolutely blowed my mind Refreshing Innovative The most complex and heartbreaking story of the AnthologyJoe McKinney The Day the Music Died A star rocker it s dead Zombie dead But his manager doesn t let this thing outHolly Newstein An interesting perspective on a possessionWilliam Jablonsky The Death and Life of Bob How the humans will react when the dead could revive and go back to work like beforeSimon Strantzas Stemming the Tide Short Kinda of atmospheric storyJacues L Condor Those Beneath the Bog Nice adventure in the wildernessJonathan Maberry Jack Jill About two brothers in the bring of a zombie infection Nice writing but uite a long storyGenevieve Valentine The Gravedigger of Konstan Spring About a gravedigger in a town were the water has miracoulus power and the locals don t die uite easilyTamsyn Muir Chew Situated in World war II it brings a new side of the zombie cultureShaun Jeffrey Til Death Do Us Part A mother and wife comes back from the graveCarrie Ryan What We Once Feared We really have no hope when the infection of the zombie virus spreads upEric Gregory The Harrowers A dark fantasy background to a zombie storyJoy Kennedy O Neill Aftermath very interesting point of view What will happen when all the zombie will be turn back to human and how you ll live knowing that you ve killled somebody that could be turn inCat Rambo Love Resurrected A mix on The Island of Dr Moreau with a twist in the endJoe R Lansdale The Hunt Before and The Aftermath The second story here about the prostitution of a zombie and how a family could be destroyed when the husband cheats his wife with this creatureOverall this were the stories with three or four stars to them from my point of view I enjoyed 19 of them from a total of 36 With 3 poems inbetween In the end I m very satisfied with this selection a various one with a lot of ideeas and subjects serious ones that beats the whole stereotype ideea that the zombie infection has it attached to it by a lot of readersIt seems with this one finished that I m started to like and the Anthologies made by Paula Guran

review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Paula Guran

Ss “What Maisie Knew”• Jonathan Maberry “Jack Jill”• Alex Dally MacFarlane “Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead 572 571 BCE”• Maureen McHugh “The Naturalist”• Lisa Mannetti “Resurgam”• Joe McKinney “The Day the Music Died”• Tamsyn Muir “Chew”• Holly Newstein “Delice”• Cat Rambo “Love Resurrected”• Carrie Ryan “What We Once Feared”• Marge Simon “The Children’s Hour” poem• Maggie Slater “A Shepherd of the Valley”• Simon Strantzas “Stemming the Tide”• Charles Stross “Bit Rot”• Genevieve Valentine “The Gravedigger of Konstan Spring”• Carrie Vaughn “Kitty’s Zombie New Year”• Don Webb “Pollution”• Jay Wilburn “Dead Song” Let me start by saying I am a huge zombie film fan Zombie books I ve read a couple of them but I am not an expert I really like the intro to the anthology explaining the history of zombies and the impact they ve had on television film and literature I found some of the stories to be very engaging yet disturbing and strange while others seemed to miss something For what it is I very much enjoyed it

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About the Author: Paula Guran

Paula Guran is senior editor for Prime Books She edited the Juno fantasy imprint from its small press inception through its incarnation as an imprint of Pocket Books She is also senior editor of Prime's soon to launch digital imprint Masue Books Guran edits the annual Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror series as well as a growing number of other anthologies In an earlier life she produced we