It all started back in 1968 when, relative new-comer, George Romero, brought terror into our hearts for decades to come with his legendary movie, Night of the Living Dead. This was the first outing of the modern Zombie and, ever since, the concept of the resurrected dead hellbent on eating the living has wormed its way into popular culture like an unenviable virus. Nights of the Living Dead is a collection of short stories, all set within the dreaded 48 hours of that initial outbreak, written by some of the best minds in the industry, bound together in a single book by Jonathan Maberry - leading Zombie fanatic - and none other than the 'Godfather of the Dead' himself; George A. Romero.
Simply put, this book is brilliant - a must buy for all true Zombie fanatics. Naturally, being a collection of short stories, there are a few less than awesome tales but the vast majority are top-notch; namely Dead Mans Curve, Orbital Decay, The Girl on the Table and Williamson's Folly. It really helps cement the stories and bind them together by keeping them all set within the initial outbreak brought into screaming reality by the movie that started the entire Zombie movement. Also, with two industry titans behind choosing the final stories that made the grade for this superior anthology, you can rest assured that all the tales of dread contained within follow the general rules set down by the Godfather while still, on occasion, offering that rare and unique twist on the shambling corpses, maintaining a believability in the unbelievable as only creative writers can.
Jonathan Maberry and George A. Romero