Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Zombie Story--Free

So here's a sexy e-card to publicize St. Martin's forthcoming zombie short story anthology, with pieces from many famous authors, and me. But you don't have to wait another month to read my story! Oh, no! If you follow this link, you can get access to a couple stories from the antho for free, including mine. It's called "My Dolly."

I'm excited to be a small part of this swarm of undead and unleashed, the legions plagued with the "flesh the grave cave ate," as Sylvia Plath wrote. I can get even more highbrow and dig out some of my favorite zombie poems from Tom Hardy. Just watch me!

The New Dead is already getting some enthusiastic press, including a starred review from Publishers Weekly:

The New Dead Edited by Christopher Golden. St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99 paper (400p) ISBN 978-0-312-55971-7
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. (Feb.)

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