March 28, 2014 • Five Years of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Zombies
See, books can keep you safe from zombies. (image via flickr)
You're in a situation where a zombie apocalypse is imminent, and we have the technology to band together a literary A-team to fight them off. But putting together a ragtag band of badasses isn't going to cut it, because as tempers rise, so does danger to the group. It needs to be a crew that can work together while kicking some zombie butt.
I've selected a team of nine heroes who, together, can put an end to every zombie that strays in their path. They won't stand a chance.
March 26, 2014 • Five Years of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Zombies
At once a staple in cult horror films and an icon to mainstream culture, zombies have gone through many reincarnations in recent history. The origin of zombies in popular culture goes back as far as the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1881. Frankenstein's monster isn't exactly what we'd consider a zombie these days, but Shelley was influenced by the history and folklore of the undead. Now, zombies are practically a genre of their own and annual Zombie Walks are held in every major North American city.
Everyone has a movie or a book or a video game that first introduced the wonderful world of zombies. I'm quite nostalgic about Zombies Ate My Neighbors... but more about that game later. There are hundreds, quite possibly thousands, of examples of zombies in pop culture, but I've put together a collection of the ones from recent history with the most artistic and social impact.
February 7, 2014 • Zombies
How exactly have we lived this long since The Walking Dead's midseason finale? I'll keep this spoiler-free, but AMC's adaptation of the hit comic series left viewers on the edge of their seats—and probably without much sanity.
Luckily, the show is resuming its fourth season on February 9, but if that's still too long for you to wait, check out some of these other awesome zombie-themed books and stories to help quench your undead thirst.