One of Zombies most admirable characteristics - taking a completely morbid point of view - is their relentless nature, they simply never stop. Zombies never sleep, never eat, never get out of breath, never worry about getting lost or give up when met with a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Once a Zombie senses prey, it will go after it and not stop until it is dispatched or its prey is dead. In most cases, that prey will - if caught - become a Zombie, turning on former friends.
These two concepts - relentlessness and betrayal (whether willing or not) - are staple themes for Zombie books. Other factors also influence the world of Zombie literature such as deep emotion at the loss of family and friends, forced murders of those you would never dream of killing, conflict between two sides, morality and sometimes even romance. It is not just dark fantasy novels either. Many Zombie books are survival guides teaching you the indispensable techniques required to survive a Zombie outbreak.
As always, different people have vastly different views about published texts. I generally find Zombie books as being free from the boggy muck that plagues other sources of Zombie merchandise but feel free to disagree with me in the comments section for each item. Keep your typings mature and, as far as possible, free from harsh language. Failure to do so will see such comments quarantined, never to become publicly viewable.
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|Coldbrook||Hidden deep in the Appalachian Mountains lies a very special building. On the surface, a wire fenced perimeter, flanked by tall hedges, it does not seem that out of the ordinary; it's the underground where the magic happens, and, as it turns out, not the... Click for More||14/05/2017|
|These Dead Lands: Immolation||The undead have risen and are sweeping across the United States of America like rats fleeing a sinking ship. Only a handful of the military division sent to defend New York City survived the merciless wave of dead that descended upon the urban jungle. Led... Click for More||20/11/2016|
|The Dead Walk The Earth||As war rages on, a deadly flu of unknown origin sweeps across the globe, infecting the populace with unholy speed, gripping humanity by the throat and squeezing all life from it - no one is safe. Eight soldiers, treated as expendable by their government... Click for More||09/10/2016|
|Empire of the Dead: Act Three||In the third and final act of George Romero's Humans vs. Vampires vs. Zombies comic marathon, we return to New York City, still gripped under Vampire rule. Questions come thick and fast: Who is kidnapping the city's children? What is the purpose of the... Click for More||04/09/2016|
|Omega Days: Ship of the Dead||This second book in the Omega Days series sees the group of rammed together friends try and storm a crashed aircraft carrier to outrun the virus and its terrible creation - the living dead. Their plan is as horrific as it is brilliant; aircraft carriers,... Click for More||26/06/2016|
|Omega Days||When Zombies, hungry for human flesh, enter the world of the living without warning, it does not take long for civilization to collapse. Initially, panic spreads as the insidious terror sweeps over the cities of mankind. Later, comes a realisation that... Click for More||28/02/2016|
|'68: Scars||Scars is the second issue of the '68 comic series - the fictional account that dares to wonder what else was going on in the nightmarish, Zombie-fuelled world of Night of the Living Dead. The action picks up, right where the first... Click for More||31/01/2016|
|I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas||The legendary Dickensian Christmas tale is given a whole new twist with the addition of Zombies. The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge still sits, counting his money, caring little for the festive period others so enjoy. However, after being visited by an undead... Click for More||22/11/2015|
|'68: Better Run Through the Jungle||In 1968, the dead rose from their graves - we saw them mercilessly assault a farmhouse in the hit movie Night of the Living Dead, but, the question remains, was this an isolated incident or global catastrophe? The '68 comic series tells the story... Click for More||30/08/2015|
|Dead South||In Dead South, for unknown reasons Zombies have started appearing all over London; feasting on the flesh of the living. The city goes into panic and as the government sends out promises that the situation is under control, millions of people watch... Click for More||26/07/2015|
|900 Miles||Flesh-crazed Zombies have begun to rise all over the globe - the government and military fight back but their struggle is doomed to failure as the relentless dead advance through the streets. For John, a business man, trapped in New York, this apocalypse... Click for More||21/06/2015|
|Empire of the Dead: Act Two||Following on from Act One, the Humans vs. Vampires vs. Zombies story continues with five more issues written by the legendary George Romero. New York City - or the still inhabited parts of it - teeters on the edge of chaos. The Vampires who have... Click for More||17/05/2015|
|Apocalypse Z: The Wrath Of The Just||This is the third and final book in the Apocalypse Z saga. The action picks up exactly where Dark Days left off, the same group of survivors - a young Spanish lawyer, the beautiful woman he loves, his cat Lucullus, and the lawyer's brash,... Click for More||29/03/2015|
|Empire of the Dead: Act One||This comic begins in New York City, years after the undead have risen as bloodthirsty Zombies. Quarantine has kept the foul demons at bay, for the most part, allowing survivors to continue civilization on Manhattan Island. However, those hopeful few are... Click for More||18/01/2015|
|Star Wars: Red Harvest||Long ago - decades before any concept of the Rebellion or Empire - a dark Sith Lord known as Darth Scabrous has a fantastic and terrible dream, one he intends to turn into nightmarish reality. Meanwhile, a young Jedi assigned to the Agricultural Corp.,... Click for More||04/01/2015|
|The Afflicted||Evan Crow wakes up looking at the sky. He has no memory of how he got there, where there is and it takes a bit of investigation just to remember his own name. A bit more detective work and he discovers that he is a survivor of a plane crash in Melbourne -... Click for More||23/11/2014|
|Apocalypse Z: Dark Days||This is the follow-up book to the excellent Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End. The Zombie infection has ravaged the entire world, the "safe havens" set up by various governments have fallen, society has crumbled into a lawless "live or die"... Click for More||12/10/2014|
|Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End||An incident in a small province of Russia does not get much attention from the media - dismissed as nothing more than ill-thought-through terrorist activity. However, this insignificant blip is actually the beginning of the end for civilisation. A virus... Click for More||10/08/2014|
|Star Wars: Deathtroopers||Before Luke Skywalker's journey to become a Jedi began, when the Empire was at the height of its power - its reign supreme and exhaustive - the universe was a much darker place. Rebel sympathizers were caught and shipped to Imperial prison camps on... Click for More||27/04/2014|
|Ministry of Zombies: Metahorde||The year 2020 was a good one for the dead. As the undead rose to prey upon the living, the world turned to a chaotic hell as nations betrayed former allies in the battle to survive. NATO forces managed to create safe zones in cities that had intact... Click for More||09/02/2014|
|Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead||What would law enforcement do in the beginning of a Zombie uprising? Zombie CSU offers the answer to that question, interspersing the emergency response guide with a healthy dose of humour. Puzzle over scenarios where a Zombie or a group of Zombies... Click for More||30/12/2013|
|FEED||In 2014, the common cold had been cured, cancer was no more, the world was idyllic - unless you counted the hordes of Zombies that the "cure" accidentally unleashed. However, "the Rising", the start of the Zombie plague, did not spell the end for humanity... Click for More||15/11/2013|
|Zombie Survival Guide||The bible of Zombiism and an exhaustive guide to everything you could ever want to know about Zombies. Whether you want to learn about the deadly naturally occurring Zombie-virus called 'Solanum', survive a Zombie apocalypse, defend your home from the... Click for More||21/07/2013|
|The Walking Dead: Compendium One||A cop wakes from a coma to find Zombies roaming the streets. He journeys to Atlanta encountering both the living and the living dead. There he becomes part of a group of survivours and the desperate struggle for life begins. This compendium contains... Click for More||18/06/2013|