Kim Paffenroth, author of Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth (Baylor University Press, 2006), and Dying to Live: a novel of life among the undead (Permutated Press, 2006), has edited a zombie anthology titled History is Dead (Permutated Press, 2007).
As the book’s back cover describes it’s contents:
Our team of crack historians has uncovered the truth you never learned in school: the living dead have walked among us since the dawn of time. In this collection of gruesome tales from throughout the ages, the ravenous undead shamble through bloody battlefields, plague-ridden cities, genteel country estates, and dusty frontier towns. They emerge from foggy cemeteries, frozen barrows, loamy bogs, cursed mines, and gore-spattered operating rooms to prey on the living.
But these zombies don’t just eat people. They help painters and writers save their faltering careers. They unwittingly push humankind on the quest for fire. They topple evil capitalists and their corporate empires. They fight crime. They fall in love.
Join us on a journey into our zombie-filled past… Neither history nor the living dead have ever been this exciting!
Those who enjoy the growing collection of zombie fiction will want to secure this new volume.