It’s no surprise that zombies have become the horror icon of late modernity/postmodernity. As a result, pop culture is filled with various explorations of these flesh eating, social alter egos. One of the forthcoming expressions of this pop culture phenomenon is the book Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead (Citadel Press) by Jonathan Maberry, a Bram Stoker Award winner. The volume is due out at the end of August, and as the title indicates, it represents an example of CSI forensics meets zombie apocalypse. The book’s website describes it as follows:
In the tradition of bestsellers WORLD WAR Z and THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner JONATHAN MABERRY presents an irresistible, fully illustrated and fascinating guide to the forensic science of the walking dead.
ZOMBIE CSU includes over 250 interviews with real-world experts in LAW ENFORCEMENT, FORENSIC SCIENCE, MEDICINE, THE LAW, PSYCHOLOGY, THE MILITARY and PHILOSOPHY to present the first ever look at how our real world would react, research and respond to a zombie uprising.
Follow the case from the crime scene of the first zombie attack; collect evidence with the experts; go on a manhunt with the police; stand shoulder-to-shoulder with SWAT; go into the labs and morgue with top scientists; hunt the story with journalists; kick some undead ass with martial arts experts; and philosophize with psychologists and even the clergy! ZOMBIE CSU taps experts from 911 operators to directors at Homeland Security.
A MUST HAVE BOOK FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES ZOMBIES!
Featuring interviews with
MAX BROOKS ** BRIAN KEENE ** DAVID WELLINGTON ** TONY TODD ** PATRICIA TALLMAN ** RAMSEY CAMPBELL ** JOHN SKIPP GARY A. BRAUNBECK ** ROBERT KIRKMAN ** BOB FINGERMAN ** BRUCE ‘ANDY’ BOHNE ** JAMES GUNN ** MICHAEL ‘CJ’ KELLY BRINKE STEVENS ** KEVIN J. ANDERSON ** STEVE ALTEN ** KIM PAFFENROTH ** DOUG CLEGG ** ELLEN DATLOW ** STEPHEN SUSCO JAMIE RUSSELL ** JOHN LUTZ ** JOHN PASSARELLA ** SARAH LANGAN KATHERINE RAMSLAND ** L A BANKS ** ZOMBIE SQUAD ** MORT CASTLE DAVID MOODY ** SCOTT A. JOHNSON ** YVONNE NAVARRAO SCOTT NICHOLSON ** TIM WAGGONER ** TONY TIMPONE
And Dozens of Others!
Visit the book’s website for further information, including a look at the author, an exploration of zombie forensics, and zombie art.