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Dead New World by Ryan Hill
Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.
They follow orders. And if Holt and Ambrose want to kill some undead, they’ll do the same. But when a routine mission goes horribly wrong, the best friends’ lives are flayed to the bone.
Now there’s only one light in the darkness of Holt’s life, and when she’s taken, he’ll do anything to get her back. Even if that means defying orders and using his best friend as a weapon. Holt and Ambrose risk all to save her, but what they discover among the hordes threatens to remake humanity. Again.
In the end, will there be anything left to live for in this dead new world?
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The Kickstarter campaign is live! It’ll run from November 14 to December 14, and we are so excited! We believe that by using crowd-sourcing we will be able to generate buzz and interact with readers even before the book is published. It also brings authors and readers together so that they are both part of the publication journey. And as the publisher, we look forward to strengthening that bond. We’ve chosen Ryan Hill’s Dead New World as our first project and are looking forward to sharing it with you. Thank you for spreading the word. Now let’s make beautiful zombies together!
Ryan Hill’s bio:
Ryan Hill likes to keep zombies in a safe place—his head. If zombies ever do take over, the thought of living off canned beans is not enticing. At all.
Ryan uses a healthy dose of real life and imagination to come up with stories, and typically spends his time, reading, writing, and watching movies or TV shows…anything involving a good story. Drop him a line on Twitter @J_Ryan.
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World War Z, also known as the zombie Bible… by Ryan Hill
The zombie genre may have gotten its start with George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in 1968, but things didn’t truly peak until 2006 with the publication of World War Z by Max Brooks. The son of legendary comedian Mel Brooks, Max took the zombie genre to new heights with his novel, which used a series of isolated stories to tell the larger story of the war against the zombies. It had absolutely everything people had been longing for in a zombie story: epic action, intimate horror, and everything in between. He literally thought of everything when it came to the z-heads.
Zombies walking along the ocean floor? Check.
A guy jumping from balcony to balcony, trying to escape a building overrun by the dead? Check.
A blind guy in the woods, fighting the dead meat off by himself? Check.
Why they decided to turn the novel into a film starring Brad Pitt — which, while it was entertaining, has nothing to do with the source material — instead of a HBO miniseries where the material could truly come to live is beyond me. Maybe one day it’ll happen, but until then we all have to be content reading the novel, which is my favorite zombie yarn of all time.