All Time Faves: Zombie Fiction

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The Reapers Are the Angels The Reapers Are the Angels
By Bell, Alden
2010-08 - Holt McDougal
9780805092431 Check our catalog

2011 Alex Award Winner

For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks. …More


Day by Day Armageddon Day by Day Armageddon
By Bourne, J. L.
2009-09 - Pocket Books
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Sporadic news reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through U.S. cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet, and the dead are rising to claim their right as the new dominant species in the food chain. …More

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
By Brooks, Max
2007-10 - Three Rivers Press (CA)
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Brooks, author of the straight-faced parody "The Zombie Survival Guide," tells the story of the world's desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts by various characters around the world. …More

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
By Brooks, Max
2003-09 - Broadway Books
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The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.  …More

Raising Stony Mayhall Raising Stony Mayhall
By Gregory, Daryl
2011-06 - Del Rey Books
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From award-winning author Daryl Gregory, whom "Library Journal" called "[a] bright new voice of the twenty-first century,"""comes a new breed of zombie novel--a surprisingly funny, vividly frightening, and ultimately deeply moving story of self-discovery and family love.""
In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda--and he begins to move. …More


Shakespeare Undead Shakespeare Undead
By Handeland, Lori
2010-06 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312641528 Check our catalog

Shakespeare wasn't human . . . he was undead! For fans of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" comes a novel that shows how the Bard got his bite. …More

Dawn of the Dreadfuls: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Dawn of the Dreadfuls: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
By Hockensmith, Steve
2010-03 - Quirk Books
9781594744549 Check our catalog

Witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early 19th-century England in this terrifying and hilarious prequel to the bestselling "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Watch as Elizabeth Bennet evolves from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. …More

Dead Sea Dead Sea
By Keene, Brian
2011-05 - Deadite Press
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In 2003, Brian Keene's The Rising revived horror literature's dormantobsession with zombies.In 2007, Brian Keene's Dead Sea knocked that obsession on its ass...The city streets are no longer safe. They are filled instead with theliving dead, rotting predators driven only by a need to kill and eat.Some of the living still struggle to survive, but with each passingday, their odds grow worse. Some survivors have fled, franticallysearching for a place to escape, even briefly, the slaughter aroundthem. For Lamar Reed and a handful of others, that safe haven is anold Coast Guard ship out at sea, with plenty of water between them andthe zombies. …More

The Cell The Cell
By King, Stephen
2006-11 - Pocket Star Books
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The latest, terrifying, #1 "New York Times" bestseller by Stephen King, about the mayhem unleashed when a mysterious force transforms cell phone users into homicidal maniacs, is available in a Premium Edition paperback. …More

The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
By Kirkman, Robert
2006-09 - Image Comics
9781582406725 Check our catalog

Statements of responsibility vary from issue to issue. …More

Handling the Undead Handling the Undead
By Lindqvist, John Ajvide
2011-08 - St. Martin's Griffin
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From the author of the powerful vampire novel "Let the Right One In" comes a horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them. …More

Patient Zero Patient Zero
By Maberry, Jonathan
2009-03 - St. Martin's Griffin
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Joe Ledger is a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. His first mission: stop a group of terrorists from releasing a bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. …More

Warm Bodies Warm Bodies
By Marion, Isaac
2011-11 - Atria Books
9781439192320 Check our catalog

R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.…More


I Am Legend I Am Legend
By Matheson, Richard
2007-10 - Tor Books
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Mathesons horrifying tale, the basis for two classic horror films, comes to the big screen once again on December 14, in a new motion picture from Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Will Smith. Somehow immune to the plague that swept the planet, Robert Neville is the last human survivor in what is left of New York City--and maybe the world. …More

Autumn Autumn
By Moody, David
2010-10 - Thomas Dunne Books
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From the author of the Hater trilogy. In less than 24 hours a vicious and virulent disease will destroy virtually the entire population of the Earth--and that's before things get really bad. …More

Married with Zombies. by Jesse Petersen Married with Zombies. by Jesse Petersen
By Petersen, Jenna
2011-02 - Pocket Books
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Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Saga Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Saga
By Recht, Z. A.
Introduction by Ibarra, Bowie
2009-12 - Permuted Press
9781439176733 Check our catalog

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything humankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to a dramatic increase in violent behavior and certain death. But it doesn't end there--the victims return from death to walk the Earth. …More

My Life as a White Trash Zombie My Life as a White Trash Zombie
By Rowland, Diana
2011-07 - Daw Books
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Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive." Original. …More

Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller
By Tripp, Ben
2010-10 - Gallery Books
9781439165164 Check our catalog

A stunning debut novel of the zombie apocalypse in the bestselling traditions of Max Brooks and David Wellington. …More

Zone One Zone One
By Whitehead, Colson
2012-07 - Anchor Books
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In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are rebuilding civilization under orders from the provisional government based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan. …More