Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military’s emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.
Scott Kenemore - Zombie, Ohio
“No one is safe in a zombie apocalypse. Not even a zombie.” When rural Ohio college professor Peter Mellor dies in an automobile accident during a zombie outbreak, he is reborn as a highly intelligent (yet somewhat amnesiac) member of the living dead. With society crumbling around him and violence escalating into daily life, Peter quickly learns that being a zombie isn’t all fun and brains. Humans—unsympathetic, generally, to his new proclivities—try to kill him at nearly every opportunity. His old friends are loath to associate with him. And he finds himself inconveniently addicted to the gooey stuff inside of people’s heads. As if all this weren’t bad enough, Peter soon learns that his automobile accident was no accident at all. Faced with the harrowing mystery of his death, Peter resolves to use his strange zombie “afterlife” to solve his own murder. Skillfully combining the genres of horror, humor, and film noir, Zombie, Ohio weaves an enthralling and innovative tale that any fan of the current zombie craze is sure to relish. Followers of detective and horror fiction alike will find something to love about Zombie, Ohio—a tale of murder, mystery of his death, Peter resolves to use his strange zombie “afterlife” to solve his own murder. Skillfully combining the genres of horror, humor, and film noir, Zombie, Ohio weaves an enthralling and innovative tale that any fan of the current zombie craze is sure to relish.
Max Brooks - World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
It began with rumours from China about another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginnings of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse. Faced with a future of mindless, man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the 10-year fight-back against the horde, "World War Z" brings the very finest traditions of American journalism to bear on what is surely the most incredible story in the history of civilisation.
Max Brooks - The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attack
A new, bloody installment in Max Brooks's #1 bestselling graphic novel, _The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks_. What began as a war of revenge between rival gangs turns into a sprawling, blood-soaked street riot. On one side: the Venice Boardwalk Reds and their rivals, Los Peros Negros. On the other: a famished and senseless legion of the flesh-hungry undead quickly taking over downtown Los Angeles. For the gangs to survive, they must join forces. Initially covered up by the LAPD and the media as "Multiple Gang Shootings," _Recorded Attack: Downtown LA_ delivers the true account of this mysterious outbreak and gutsy resistance from some unlikely heroes.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 15. - We Find Ourselves
The Walking Dead Volume 15: We Find Ourselves contains issues 85-90. This volume happens as Alexandria Safe-Zone has composed from the zombie attack, Carl Grimes recuperates from his injury, and Nicholas tries to take over the Safe-Zone.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 16. - A Larger World
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living. Rick discovers that there are communities of survivors nearby, and begins to explore a larger world. Reprinting issues #91-96 of the Eisner Award-winning series, The Walking Dead.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 13. - Too Far Gone
The Walking Dead Volume 13: Too Far Gone contains issues 73-78. This volume takes place as the Alexandria Safe-Zone is falling apart, and Rick is making the place "safer", by killing bad humans, including Pete Anderson, an Alexandrian survivor.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 1. - Days Gone Bye
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 2. - Miles Behind Us
The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us is the second volume of The Walking Dead and contains issues 7-12. This volume picks up after the events of Volume 1: Days Gone Bye. After the death of Amy, Jim, and Shane, Rick Grimes and the rest of the survivors leave Atlanta and travel across many miles of hostile territory. The group picks up new members such as Tyreese, Chris, and Julie, and loses old ones as they attempt to survive the brutal winter. The group find shelter at Hershel's Farm, though events quickly take a turn for the worse after it is discovered that Hershel has been keeping the barn full of walkers in the hopes of someone finding a cure for the epidemic. An attempt to open the barn results in the walkers breaking loose...
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 4. - The Heart's Desire
The Walking Dead Volume 4: The Heart's Desire includes issues 19-24. The group manages to quell Dexter's rebellion and begin to further secure The Prison. At the same time, a katana-wielding woman named Michonne arrives at the prison seeking refuge. Her arrival quickly causes discomfort among the survivors. Her attempt to start a relationship with Tyreese leads to the first major schism within the group, and Rick is sidelined as leader as the others start to fear for his sanity. The volume ends with one simple proclamation that will forever change the survivors thinking of their own humanity.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 5. - The Best Defense
The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense includes issues 25-30. After the dramatic events of the last volume, Rick Grimes, Glenn and Michonne leave the prison after attempting to rescue the occupants of a helicopter that had passed over the prison earlier. Their search brings them to a nearby town called Woodbury where a large, well-armed and well-organized group of survivors have taken refuge, led by a man called The Governor. Rick, Glenn and Michonne quickly learn, at terrible cost to themselves, that they have fallen into the hands of the most dangerous group of people they could have imagined.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 3. - Safety Behind Bars
The Walkin Dead Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars includes issues 13-18. After being forced to leave Hershel's Farm, Rick's group stumble upon what seems to be a permanent sanctuary, an abandoned prison. Soon after clearing one block and settling in, they learn that they have to co-exist with four surviving convicts. Not long after, a grisly murder takes place, and the survivors learn for the first time that the greatest threat to survival in this new world is not the walking dead, but other people.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 7. - The Calm Before
The Walking Dead Volume 7: The Calm Before includes issues 37-42. Rick Grimes, Glenn and Michonne have arrived safely back to the prison, and they attempt to settle down again after the nightmare that was Woodbury. Relationships among the survivors continue to grow with Glenn and Maggie Greene where they wind up marrying each other and Rick starts to mend his friendship with Tyreese. Lori enters the last stages of her pregnancy. All the while, the group begins to prepare themselves for the sure revenge of The Governor and his huge group of psychotic survivors.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 6. - This Sorrowful Life
The Walking Dead Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life includes issues 31-36. This volume happens as Rick, Glenn and Michonne manage to escape from Woodbury with the help of other survivors wishing to escape the Governor's insane rule. They manage to safely arrive back at the prison, although they will be completely unprepared for what they found.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 8. - Made To Suffer
The Walking Dead Volume 8: Made To Suffer includes issues 43-48. The Governor has finally found the prison and attacks with amazing force. The survivors manage to kill many of the soldiers allowing for a brief respite. While preparing for their return, the group is torn over what action to take. While many choose to stay, others leave to fend for themselves. When the army returns, and the body counts rise, things will literally never be the same again for Rick and his fellow survivors.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 9. - Here We Remain
The Walking Dead Volume 9: Here We Remain includes issues 49-54. After escaping the prison and the destroyed Woodbury army, Rick and Carl attempt to find shelter in a nearby town and reunite with the others in their group who survived. While holed up in a nearby town, Rick's sanity begins to unravel with guilt over Lori and Judith's deaths, while Carl begins to grow more independent and apathetic. They eventually manage to reunite with Michonne and the other survivors at Hershel's Farm, where they decide to stay. However, before they can recover fully, three new survivors arrive and present an unbelievable opportunity for the group if they join them.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 10. - What We Become
The Walking Dead Volume 10: What We Become, includes issues 55-60. This volume happens as the group makes it's way to Washington D.C. with a scientist who can apparently end the outbreak. Rick is immediately at odds with Abraham over their methods on how to lead. They eventually agree to work together after it is found out they are bonded by the loss and tremendous guilt over the deaths of their families. With Carl in tow, they travel to Rick's hometown for supplies at Rick's old police station and to find out if Morgan and his son are still there. Along the way, Rick finally sees just how far he is willing to go to protect the people he has left to protect.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 11. - Fear the Hunters
The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear The Hunters includes issues 61-66. This volume happens as Rick and his group are suddenly beset by tragedy in the form of Dale's twin boys and also encounter a new survivor, though they immediately believe he is a fraud. All of a sudden Dale is kidnapped in the night by a group of cannibalistic hunters who terrify the group into hiding in a small town. Rick, Abraham, Michonne, and Andrea set out to find this new threat and stop them, though they finally see their humanity torn to the last shreds with their actions to stay alive.
Stephen King - The Shining
The Overlook Hotel is more than just a home-away-from-home for the Torrance family. For Jack, Wendy, and their young son, Danny, it is a place where past horrors come to life. And where those gifted with the shining do battle with the darkest evils. Stephen King's classic thriller is one of the most powerfully imagined novels of our time.
Christopher Golden - Zombie
Resurrection! The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay. The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive? How will the world change when the dead begin to rise? Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection... the Last Word on the New Dead.