Week of the Zombies

It is finally here, and I missed it! Tor.com has launched its Week of the Zombie last week (9/13 – 9/17) and I didn’t find out until today. Curses! However, you can read all about the great cartoons, books, and movies on the website at http://www.tor.com. My personal favorite is The Twelve Days of Zombie Christmas http://www.tor.com/stories/2008/12/z12-00 that Sean Bieri created for the 2008 Christmas season. He created new cartoons for this year entitled Zombies vs. Scenesters. My favorite one is the Zombie vs. Stoner :

The website also has book reviews, and polls. Today’s poll is:

Fire, boomstick, bat or blade? What’s your weapon/zombie-killing implement of choice? (And please: feel free to be creative—after all, your survival may depend on it…)

The answers are great! Feel free to contribute your own ideas. Me? I would choose whatever weapon that would allow the maximum amount of zombie carnage while allowing the maximum distance between me and the zombies.

There will be a new book out next week The Living Dead 2 which is an anthology featuring 44 original zombie stories by such authors as Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Robert Kirkman,  Simon R. Green, and David Wellington. It is a follow up to 2008’s The Living Dead also edited by John Joseph Adams. The first book was one of Publishers Weekly‘s best books of the year, and Barnes and Noble said that it was the best collection of zombie fiction. The website for the book is up and running. Check it out here: http://www.johnjosephadams.com/the-living-dead-2/ There you will find interviews with the authors, free (yes I said free) short stories, and events. If you happen to live in the New York City area, there will be a Zombie Experts Panel on October 6, 2010.

There will also be a movie in 2012 (possibly) based upon the Max Brooks classic World War Z. It will be directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, Kite Runner) and is slated to star Brad Pitt and Milo Vantimiglia (Peter Petrelli from Heroes). If Brad Pitt plays a zombie, would you root for the zombies to win or Brad’s character to be killed in a gruesome and horrific way?

For some great zombie fiction or movies, check out the Fountaindale Public Library’s catalog.

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