Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston. But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!
Paul Is Undead writer Alan Goldsher has revealed that a sequel is in the works for his undead Beatles book.
The story’s not finalised but Alan had this to say:
The Beatles kidnap me, and drag me along for their Poppermost Over America reunion tour, during which they intend to take over the United States. Blood, violence and smashed guitars ensue.
The follow-up will be called ‘Poppermost Over America’ and is due out late 2011/ early 2012.
From the site:
I am seeking Christmas/holiday themed short-stories ranging from 3000-10,000 words. The stories should have strong holiday themes and must contain zombies. Other then that it is all up to you. Be as gruesome as you’d like but keep in mind, the big kids at Hugs Foster might find a copy of this anthology in their stockings. Original stories only, please no reprints. Multiple submissions are fine up to three stories.
This anthology is for charity. There will be no payments and no contributor copies. This project for exposure only, and to help the foster kids at Hugs Foster Family Agency have a joyful holiday season this year.
In order to accumulate the most funds possible this anthology will be self-published. I am working on finding the best route possible. If anyone has information or suggestions on this please feel free to contact me at the email above.
Everyone is welcome to submit a story. If you have any question or would like more information please feel free to contact me at the e-mail above. Thank you so much for taking the time and I hope you consider this charity opportunity.
Zombies helping kids, warms the heart doesn’t it.
You can find out more or help fund the initial printing by buying stickers here.
Coming closely after Paul is Undead turned The Beatles into zombies another historical figure has been crossed-over with zombies, this one suggesting that William Shakespeare was a vampire who hunted down the undead.
Something wicked this way comes… and it keeps coming and coming and coming…
William Shakespeare was one of history’s greatest writers, a master of words with a body of work that is truly impressive… some may say a little too impressive for a single man to accomplish in one lifetime. Perhaps, as many have speculated, he had assistance. Or perhaps the explanation is more… unusual.
Who was William Shakespeare?
Who was the Dark Lady of the Sonnets?
Why are the undead stalking the alleyways of London?
And can they be stopped?
Something is definitely rotten in the state of Denmark.
So brace yourself for a wild ride through twisted streets and shadowed graveyards of Elizabethan London, where you’ll discover how the Bard got his Bite.
We’re offering no guarantees as to how good this will be (Is William Shakespeare a Twilight style vampire? TOUCH MY SPARKLES!) but it doesn’t seem as if we’ll ever run out of things to cram zombies into and I’m okay with that.
SHAKESPEARE UNDEAD is by Lori Handeland and can be bought from Amazon using the links below.
One of the few unsolved questions in my life continues to irk me: which is cooler, the zombie or the unicorn? Well, a new book written by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier will include short stories and opinions defending both sides.
Half of the book details the strengths of the unicorns – both good and evil – and the evils and incredibly bad-ass side of zombies. In addition to the two main authors several teen writers have also contributed to the story on both sides. You’d have to be crazy to not pick up or pre-order this story, because I can already tell it may be the best read of 2010.
Although the release date is set for September 21, 2010, we’re hoping to get an advanced copy and read straight through it to provide you with a review and a completely unbiased opinion on why zombies would dominate unicorns any day. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn? I have a hunch we’re all for Team Zombie