The Zombie Comeback
Zombies are making a comeback thanks to the critically acclaimed television series The Walking Dead on AMC. Vampires everywhere must be rolling in their graves. This past Sunday marked the season finale of the show but never fear, a second season will soon begin production. For now you can get your zombie fix with these reads:
The monthly comic series (on which the television series is based) follows a troupe of survivors as they struggle to live in a world decimated by a zombie outbreak.
Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith
Before Elizabeth Bennett can find true love she must kick some serious zombie butt.
In this steam punk tale an alternate 1880s Seattle is covered in a toxic gas that turns people into zombies. Now a mother must fight pirates, a mad scientist and zombies to rescue her son before it is too late.
A young teen rebels against the confines of her village, surrounded as it is by a chain link fence that protects its inhabitants against the zombies that roam the forest beyond. This is the first book in the Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan, the next two are The Dead Tossed Waves and The Dark and Hollow Places (to be published in 2011).
It is 2039 and the United States government is trying to find a cure for the virus that is turning the population into zombies. In the meantime twin bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason must fight against zombies and the CDC in their search to uncover the truth behind the disease.
The former Saturday Night Live staff writer gives readers plenty of humorous yet practical advice on how to deal with the living dead in case they ever, you know, decide to rise from the grave.