Interview with Bernard Cornwell
 

Bernard Cornwell

Interview

 
Reading My Namesake: Guest Post by Titus Chalk
 

Reading My Namesake

Guest Post by Titus Chalk

 
The Writer’s Plague
 

The Writer's Plague

Article

 

Browsing all articles tagged with zombies.

Tabletop Tuesday: It was the Dead of Winter…

Tabletop Tuesday: It was the Dead of Winter… 

I could see them. Even in the growing dark, I could see them. Flickers of flame from the fire threw their shadows against walls of peeling paint. Stupid. Really stupid. The old school was not a place of refuge. It was a haven for them. They gathered here and we’d never tried to clear them […]

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Interview with Alison Littlewood

Interview with Alison Littlewood 

I first heard of Alison Littlewood back in 2012 when one of her Editors, Jo Fletcher, was proudly telling me that her debut novel – A Cold Season – had been selected for the Richard and Judy Bookclub (similar to Oprah’s Bookclub, for you readers from the US). Here in the UK that’s a really big […]

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Elements of Fantasy: Zombies

Elements of Fantasy: Zombies 

The living dead. Zombies made their first documented appearance in 1929 when William Seabrook recorded his participation with Haitian voodoo ceremonies in The Magic Island. Seabrook had been interested in witchcraft for many years prior to traveling to Haiti where he was inspired to write about the undead. He advocated cannibalism and fully described the […]

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Keeping the Little Things Undead

Keeping the Little Things Undead 

We are all familiar with ‘zombies’, right? Senseless, decaying and yet animated corpses that eat juicy live brains’ – as seen in AMC’s The Walking Dead. Well, that’s certainly a popular depiction of them, but there are others too. One of the most fascinating examples that I’ve come across over the last few years are […]

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Eleri Stone Interview

Eleri Stone Interview 

A couple of months ago I reviewed the excellent Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone. It was a cracking read, with a brilliant couple of protagonists, and while this follow-up interview to delve deeper into the author’s story is a little late (entirely my fault—thanks to Eleri for her patience!), I think it’s worth the wait. […]

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The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey

The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
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If you’ve always wanted your zombie hordes flavored with fungus, then The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey was written for you. Those who devour science articles will be well versed in the fungus that turns ants into zombies. The infected ants will stumble back to the colony, die, then bloom a terrifyingly […]

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Winner of the July 2013 Writing Contest

Winner of the July 2013 Writing Contest 

In this month’s short story contest, participants wrote us stories about ‘the deep’. There were a lot of great entries, but before we look at the winner, here is the write up for the contest. – – – In our world there are few places left that humans have not conquered and few things that truly […]

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The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest

The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest
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Set in the Clockwork Century universe where there are zombies, diesel and steam powered war machines, and mad scientists aplenty running around through the United States, Rector has gotten old enough to get kicked out of a Seattle orphanage. Sadly, he hasn’t kicked his drug habit and has been guilting himself over the disappearance of […]

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Manipulating the Mythos

Manipulating the Mythos 

There is an ongoing argument among fantasy lovers as to whether or not you can take a long-standing myth and manipulate it into something different. We all know that things change over time. Life is about adaptation. The theory of evolution, the passage of the seasons, and the journey from infancy to maturity, all are […]

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Jenny Romanchuk Interview

Jenny Romanchuk Interview 

After I had put up my review of Jenny Romanchuk’s webcomic, The Zombie Hunters, I had gotten in touch with the artist and writer to discuss the creation of her series, the process involved in this medium, and what sort of promises and pitfalls it may offer. To say nothing of a question I’m sure […]

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Ganymede by Cherie Priest

Ganymede by Cherie Priest
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In Ganymede, Cherie Priest continues to explore an alternate universe, war torn US in the late nineteenth century. After reading and thoroughly enjoying Boneshaker and Dreadnought (and then hunting down every Clockwork Century short story I could possibly find), my expectations for Ganymede were by necessity high. That being said, I can’t report that I […]

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Mark Tufo Interview

Mark Tufo Interview 

Month of the Living Dead (aka October) featured two novels by independent novelist Mark Tufo – a former Marine turned regular working man who took his life experiences, a few what-if scenarios, and created the Zombie Fallout series. Just before September was out, Mark and I sat down over a steaming bowl of MSN (and […]

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