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.
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 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.
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.
Max Brooks - The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it. From the Stone Age to the information age, the undead have threatened to engulf the human race. They’re coming. They’re hungry. Don’t wait for them to come to you! This is the graphic novel the fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity. On the African savannas, against the legions of ancient Rome, on the high seas with Francis Drake . . . every civilization has faced them. Here are the grisly and heroic stories–complete with eye-popping artwork that pulsates with the hideous faces of the undead. Organize before they rise! Scripted by the world’s leading zombie authority, Max Brooks, _Recorded Attacks_ reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with–and survived–the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time.
Max Brooks - Closure, Limited
Set in the same terrifying universe as his million-selling World War Z, Closure, Ltd is among the short stories found within this collection. In it, Max interviews the head of a company dedicated to finding emotional closure for survivors of the zombie war by assassinating their former zombie attackers. Written in his trademark style, these tales are a combination of horror, drama, and socio-political commentary.
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.
Isaac Marion - Warm Bodies
R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His choice to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies explores what happens when the cold heart of a zombie is tempted by the warmth of human love.
Gena Showalter - Alice in Zombieland
She won’t resist until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real…. To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies…. I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently. I'd tell my sister no. I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad. I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words. Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time. I'd tell them I love them. I wish... Yeah, I wish.
Thomas Emson - Zombie Britannica
In 2009, Canadian researchers warned that a zombie plague would wipe out civilisation.. unless we were ready. We weren't. As temperatures reach unprecedented levels, the dead rise- and eath the living. There is no warning. There is no time to prepare. And with tens of thousands dead or infected, another waking nightmare comes to terrorise the survivors- the victims now rise up, a new wave of zombies hungry for human flesh. As the nation teeters on the edge of extinction, those who survived the onslaught fight for their lives, and for the lives of their loved ones..
Isaac Marion - The New Hunger
New York is a bayou. New Orleans is a reef. The entire country has been devastated by natural disasters and governmental collapse, and on top of everything else there is the annoying problem of zombies trying to devour you at every turn. But sixteen-year-old Nora and her younger brother Addis are about to discover the most frightening thing yet: being abandoned in this horrific world by their own parents. Left with only a bag of clothes and a first-aid kit, Nora and Addis begin a harrowing journey to connect with anyone who isn't looking to rob them or eat them. A wounded man wrecks a meal of green beans and French fries at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. An attempt to get a good night’s sleep in a fortified motel is ruined by an undead face staring at them through the window. And they just can’t seem to shake someone – something – that’s been following them everywhere they go…. Meanwhile, a girl named Julie is traveling toward the city in an SUV with her parents. She is only twelve, but has already seen friends die and her school burn. She has watched her father become nearly as cold and remorseless as the Dead. All she wants is someplace to call home, even if it never really will be. And somewhere nearby, a tall man awakens in the woods, unsure of exactly where he is, or even who he is. As he struggles to remember details of his life, a single consonant comes to him: R. He is…a name that begins with R…. Isaac Marion once again demonstrates his remarkable gifts as a storyteller as he brings the world of WARM BODIES back to life. Grounding his characters in real emotion, Marion makes you root for them to save the world even as they simply try to stay alive.
Alex Irvine - The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls
Fans of the blockbuster television phenomenon can rejoice! A one-of-a-kind compilation of all of Sam and Dean's demon-busting knowledge, The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls contains illustrations and detailed descriptions that catalogue the more than two dozen otherworldly enemies that most people believe exist only in folklore, superstition, and nightmares:vampires, ghosts, revenants, reapers, and even bloody clowns. You'll find within these pages Sam and Dean's notes, observations, and memories interwoven with sections of John Winchester's invaluable journal, making this book the perfect companion to every thrilling episode—and an essential weapon in the secret war against the hidden creatures of the darkness!
Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon
Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper, and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes, until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental tranformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.
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.
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.
Carrie Ryan - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future - between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?
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 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.