Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages

Steve Berman et al.

It’s a wonder humanity ever survived into the twenty-first century. Even Neanderthals knew to bury the dead beneath stones to prevent corpses from rising. Ancient civilizations feared slain warriors would return from battlefields, medieval physicians worried that bodies would rise from plague pits, many cultures buried the dead at crossroads to prevent the dead from walking. In Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages, editor Steve Berman has collected stories that reveal the threat of revenants and the living dead is far from recent. From the Bronze Age to World War II, this anthology guides us through millennia of thrills, chills, kills, carnage, horror, and havoc wreaked throughout history by the walking dead.

CONTENTS:

~Before Lazarus~
“Blood Marker” by Victoria Janssen
“Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead (572-571 BCE)” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
“Immortals” by Nathan Southard
“The Cost of Moving the Dead” by E. L. Kemper
“Hauntings and Hungers on the Banks of the Vipasa” by Rajan Khanna

~After Lazarus~
~Antiquity~

“A Frenzy of Ravens” by Christopher M. Cevasco
“The Wedding of Osiris” by Adam Morrow

~The Middle Ages~

“The Hyena’s Blessing” by Alex Jeffers
“The Good Shepherdess” by S. J. Chambers
“The Fledglings of Time” by Carrie Laben

~16th and 17th Centuries~
“Hung from a Hairy Tree” by Samantha Henderson
“Good Deaths” by Paul Berger
“Dead Reckoning” by Elaine Pascale
“Grit in a Diseased Eye” by Lee Thomas
“Theater is Dead” by Raoul Wainscoting

~18th Century~
“Deathless” by Ed Kurtz
“Tantivy” by Molly Tanzer
“Cinereous” by Livia Llewellyn

~19th Century~
“The Wailing Hills” by L. Lark
“As the Crow Flies” by Rita Oakes
“Seneca Falls: First Recorded Outbreak of Strain Z” by Dayna Ingram
“Pegleg and Paddy Save the World” by Jonathan Maberry
“Dead in the Water” by Richard Larson
“Starvation Army” by Joe McKinney
“Lonegan’s Luck” by Stephen Graham Jones
“The Rickshaw Pusher ” by Mercurio D. Rivera
“The Revenge of Oscar Wilde” by Sean Eads
~Early 20th Century~
“The Gringo” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
“The End of the Caroll A. Deering” by Bob Hole
“Tell Me Like You Done Before” by Scott Edelman
“Wineville, California (1928)” by Richard Gropp
“The Fated Sky” by Aimee Payne
“The Crocodiles” by Steven Popkes

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