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Living Dead, the (2008) [Anthology]
by Sherman J. Alexie Dale Bailey Clive Barker Hannah Wolf Bowen Poppy Z. Brite Adam-Troy Castro Catherine Cheek Andy Duncan Scott Edelman Harlan Ellison Brian Evenson Jeffrey Ford Neil Gaiman Laurell K. Hamilton Joe Hill Nina Kiriki Hoffman Nancy Holder Nancy Kilpatrick Stephen King David Barr Kirtley John Langan Joe R. Lansdale Kelly Link George R. R. Martin Will McIntosh Lisa Morton Susan Palwick Norman Partridge David J. Schow Darrell Schweitzer Robert Silverberg Dan Simmons Michael Swanwick David Tallerman Douglas E. Winter Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth."

From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead; from Resident Evil to World War Z, zombies have invaded popular culture, becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west. The ultimate consumers, zombies rise from the dead and feed upon the living, their teeming masses ever hungry, ever seeking to devour or convert, like mindless, faceless eating machines. Zombies have been depicted as mind-controlled minions, the shambling infected, the disintegrating dead, the ultimate lumpenproletariat, but in all cases, they reflect us, mere mortals afraid of death in a society on the verge of collapse.

Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, including Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Joe R. Lansdale, The Living Dead, covers the broad spectrum of zombie fiction. The zombies of The Living Dead range from Romero-style zombies to reanimated corpses to voodoo zombies and beyond.


  • Introduction by John Joseph Adams
  • This Year's Class Picture by Dan Simmons
  • Some Zombie Contingency Plans by Kelly Link
  • Death and Suffrage by Dale Bailey
  • Ghost Dance by Sherman Alexie
  • Blossom by David J. Schow
  • The Third Dead Body by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • The Dead by Michael Swanwick
  • The Dead Kid by Darrell Schweitzer
  • Malthusian's Zombie by Jeffrey Ford
  • Beautiful Stuff by Susan Palwick
  • Sex, Death and Starshine by Clive Barker
  • Stockholm Syndrome by David Tallerman
  • Bobby Conroy Comes Back From the Dead by Joe Hill
  • Those Who Seek Forgiveness by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • In Beauty, Like the Night by Norman Partridge
  • Prairie by Brian Evenson
  • Everything is Better With Zombies by Hannah Wolf Bowen
  • Home Delivery by Stephen King
  • Less Than Zombie by Douglas E. Winter
  • Sparks Fly Upward by Lisa Morton
  • Meathouse Man by George R. R. Martin
  • Deadman's Road by Joe Lansdale
  • The Skull-Faced Boy by David Barr Kirtley
  • The Age of Sorrow by Nancy Kilpatrick
  • Bitter Grounds by Neil Gaiman
  • She's Taking Her Tits to the Grave by Catherine Cheek
  • Dead Like Me by Adam-Troy Castro
  • Zora and the Zombie by Andy Duncan
  • Calcutta, Lord of Nerves by Poppy Z. Brite
  • Followed by Will McIntosh
  • The Song the Zombie Sang by Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg
  • Passion Play by Nancy Holder
  • Almost the Last Story by Almost the Last Man by Scott Edelman
  • How the Day Runs Down by John Langan

Original title: The Living Dead
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorZombies

The following works are contained within this one:
     Meathouse Man (1976) [Novelette]
      Author: George R. R. Martin
     Sex, Death and Starshine (1984) [Novelette]
      Author: Clive Barker
     Home Delivery (1989) [Novelette]
      Author: Stephen King
     Blossom (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: David J. Schow
     Less Than Zombie (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Douglas E. Winter
     In Beauty, Like the Night (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Norman Partridge
     This Year's Class Picture (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Dan Simmons
     Third Dead Body, the (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Nina Kiriki Hoffman
     Dead, the (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael Swanwick
     Prairie (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Brian Evenson
     Malthusian's Zombie (2000) [Short Story]
      Author: Jeffrey Ford
     Dead Kid, the (2002) [Short Story]
      Author: Darrell Schweitzer
     Skull-Faced Boy, the (2002) [Short Story]
      Author: David Barr Kirtley
     Death and Suffrage (2002) [Novelette]
      Author: Dale Bailey
     Ghost Dance (2003) [Short Story]
      Author: Sherman J. Alexie
     Bitter Grounds (2003) [Novelette]
      Author: Neil Gaiman
     Beautiful Stuff (2004) [Short Story]
      Author: Susan Palwick
     Bobby Conroy Comes Back From the Dead (2005) [Short Story]
      Author: Joe Hill
     Some Zombie Contingency Plans (2005) [Short Story]
      Author: Kelly Link
     Everything is Better With Zombies (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Hannah Wolf Bowen
     Those Who Seek Forgiveness (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
     Sparks Fly Upward (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Lisa Morton
     Stockholm Syndrome (2007) [Short Story]
      Author: David Tallerman
     Age of Sorrow, the (2007) [Short Story]
      Author: Nancy Kilpatrick
     Deadman's Road (2007) [Short Story]
      Author: Joe R. Lansdale

Edition #1: The Living Dead

The Living Dead (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: John Joseph Adams
Introduction by: John Joseph Adams
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The Living Dead (2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: Night Shade Books
ISBN: 9781597801430
Pages: 496
Notes: Cover by David Palumbo

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