The Stoker-award successful editor of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New lifeless returns with 21st Century Dead, and an all-new lineup of authors from all corners of the fiction international, shining a depressing gentle on our fascination with stories of demise and resurrection... with ZOMBIES! The stellar tales during this quantity features a story set on the earth of Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, the 1st released fiction via Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, and a story of affection, relations, and resurrection from the mythical Orson Scott Card. This new quantity additionally comprises tales additionally from different award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, comparable to: Simon R. eco-friendly, Chelsea Cain, Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swiercyznski, Caitlin Kittredge, Brian Keene, Amber Benson, John Skipp, S. G. Browne, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Hollywood screenwriter Stephen Susco, nationwide publication Award nominee Dan Chaon, and more!
Zombies are right for you: an creation by way of Christopher Golden
Biters by way of Mark Morris
Why moms enable their infants watch tv : a just-so horror tale through Chelsea Cain
Carousel by means of Orson Scott Card
Reality bites via S.G. Browne
Drop by way of Stephen Susco
Antiparallelogram by means of Amber Benson
How we escaped our definite destiny by means of Dan Chaon
Mother's love via John McIlveen
Down and out in lifeless city by way of Simon R. Green
Devil airborne dirt and dust by means of Caitlin Kittredge
Dead of Dromore through Ken Bruen
All the comforts of domestic : a beacon tale by way of John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow
Ghost puppy & doggy : remain by way of Thomas E. Sniegoski
Tic increase : a slice of affection through Kurt Sutter
Jack and Jill through Jonathan Maberry
Tender as the teeth by means of Stephanie Crawford, Duane Swierczynski
Couch potato by means of Brian Keene
Happy fowl and different stories by means of Rio Youers
Parasite by way of Daniel H. Wilson
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