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Book of the Dead (1989) [Anthology]
by Steven R. Boyett Ed Bryant Ramsey Campbell Les Daniels Brian Hodge Stephen King Joe R. Lansdale Richard Laymon Robert R. McCammon Chan McConnell Philip Nutman Nicholas Royle David J. Schow John Mason Skipp Craig Spector Steve Rasnic Tem Glen Vasey Douglas E. Winter Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

You hold in your hands what is perhaps the most explicit and overt anthology of original horror fiction ever assembled.

Each of the stories in this anthology is set in a world where the dead have risen to eat the living, and each author has his own intimate version of what those days will be like: in the brilliant and caustic "On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks," Joe R. Lansdale spins what should be a traditional western yarn about a lawman tracking a badman -- the deadly dead, however, give that tradition a special twist. Stephen King's pregnant heroine in "Home Delivery" learns the exorbitant price of survival and of patience; Robert R. McCammon's "Eat Me" answers all the questions about love among the newly risen; and Douglas E. Winter's "Less Than Zombie" allows us a very unhealthy peek at the pampered, exclusive, and totally lifeless life-styles of the rich and famous.

Together these stories are a stream of timeless, mind-blowing spike points by some of the most talented, savage, and unique imaginations writing fiction today.

This is a book filled with flaming, frozen moments of dread and wonder you will never in a million years forget.

This is a book that goes too far...

and invites you along for the ride.


  • Foreword by George A. Romero
  • Introduction: On Going Too Far by Craig Spector and John Skipp
  • Blossom by Chan McConnell
  • Mess Hall by Richard Laymon
  • It Helps if you Sing by Ramsey Campbell
  • Home Delivery by Stephen King
  • Wet Work by Philip Nutman
  • A Sad Last Love at the Diner of the Damned by Edward Bryant
  • Bodies and Heads by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Choices by Glen Vasey
  • The Good Parts by Les Daniels
  • Less Than Zombie by Douglas E. Winter
  • Like Pavlov's Dogs by Steven R. Boyett
  • Saxophone by Nicholas Royle
  • On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Dead Giveaway by Brian Hodge
  • Jerry's Kids Meet Wormboy by David J. Schow
  • Eat Me by Robert R. McCammon

Original title: Book of the Dead
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorZombies

The following works are contained within this one:
     It Helps If You Sing (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Ramsey Campbell
     Mess Hall (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard Laymon
     Sad Last Love at the Diner of the Damned, a (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Bryant
     Home Delivery (1989) [Novelette]
      Author: Stephen King
     Less Than Zombie (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Douglas E. Winter


  • Nominated for the 1990 World Fantasy Award, Best Anthology

Edition #1: Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Craig Spector John Mason Skipp
Introduction by: Craig Spector John Mason Skipp George A. Romero
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Book of the Dead (1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780553279986
Pages: 390

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