21st Century Dead: A Zombie Anthology

Edited by Christopher Golden
By various authors
Read by various readers

12.60 Hours 07/17/2012 unabridged
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The Stoker Award–winning author of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New Dead returns with 21st Century Dead and an all-new lineup of authors from every corner of the fiction world, shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection—and with zombies! The stellar stories in this volume include a tale set in the world of Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, the first published fiction by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, and a tale of love, family, and resurrection from the legendary Orson Scott Card. This new volume also includes stories from other award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, such as Simon R. Green, Chelsea Cain, Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swiercyznski, Caitlin Kittredge, Brian Keene, Amber Benson, John Skipp, S. G. Browne, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Hollywood screenwriter Stephen Susco, National Book Award nominee Dan Chaon, and others.

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Summary

Summary

The Stoker Award–winning author of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New Dead returns with 21st Century Dead and an all-new lineup of authors from every corner of the fiction world, shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection—and with zombies! The stellar stories in this volume include a tale set in the world of Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, the first published fiction by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, and a tale of love, family, and resurrection from the legendary Orson Scott Card. This new volume also includes stories from other award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, such as Simon R. Green, Chelsea Cain, Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swiercyznski, Caitlin Kittredge, Brian Keene, Amber Benson, John Skipp, S. G. Browne, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Hollywood screenwriter Stephen Susco, National Book Award nominee Dan Chaon, and others.

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“These stories…celebrate the new approach to zombies that has permeated recent horror literature. Including contributions by Simon R. Green, Amber Benson, Orson Scott Card, and other contemporary authors, this collection of original stories should appeal to fans of zombie horror.”  Library Journal

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Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

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Author Bio: Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson has worked in top research laboratories, including Microsoft Research, the Palo Alto Research Center, and Intel Research Seattle. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Author Bio: Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and steampunk for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Rot & Ruin, Mars One, and Captain America, which is in development for a feature film. He writes comics for Marvel, Dark Horse, and IDW and is the editor of such high-profile anthologies as The X-Files, V-Wars, Out of Tune, Baker Street Irregular, Nights of the Living Dead, and Scary Out There.

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Author Bio: Mark Morris

Mark Morris has written tie-in novels for Hellboy, Spartacus, Doctor Who, and Torchwood, as well as novelizations for Vampire Circus and the game Dead Island. He has published a number of critically acclaimed novels, and in 2007 he won the British Fantasy Award for his anthology Cinema Macabre.

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Author Bio: Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of the New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, The Night Season, Kill You Twice, and Let Me Go. Her Portland-based thrillers have been published in twenty-four languages, recommended on the TODAY show, appeared in episodes of HBO’s True Blood and ABC’s Castle, been named among Stephen King’s top ten favorite books of the year, and included in NPR’s list of the top 100 thrillers ever written. According to Booklist, “Popular entertainment just doesn’t get much better than this.” Born in Iowa and raised in Bellingham, Washington, she now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Author Bio: S. G. Browne

S. G. Browne is the author of Breathers, Fated, and Lucky Bastard, as well as the Breathers sequel, I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus, and the eBook story collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. He worked in Hollywood for several years before moving to Santa Cruz, where he lived for fourteen years, writing novels and short stories while working as an office manager. He now lives in San Francisco.

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Author Bio: Stephen Susco

Stephen Susco is a film and television screenwriter who is most famous for writing the hit movies The Grudge and The Grudge 2. Susco is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and USC and appears as a character in Jonathan Maberry’s Ghost Road Blues trilogy.

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Author Bio: Amber Benson

Amber Benson cocreated, cowrote, and directed the animated supernatural web series Ghosts of Albion. She is the author of Witchery, Accursed, and the novella Astray. As an actress, she has appeared in dozens of roles in feature films, TV movies, and television series, including the role of Tara Maclay on three seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Benson also wrote, produced, and directed the feature films Chance and Lovers, Liars, and Lunatics.

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Author Bio: Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon is the acclaimed author of Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and You Remind Me of Me, named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Await Your Reply was a New York Times Notable Book and appeared on more than a dozen best-of-the-year lists;. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction and was the recipient of the 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches at Oberlin College, where he is the Pauline M. Delaney Professor of Creative Writing.

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Author Bio: John McIlveen

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Author Bio: Simon R. Green

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series.

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Author Bio: Caitlin Kittredge

Caitlin Kittredge is the author of the Nocturne City and Black London series, several short stories, and a number of young adult novels. Her first YA novel, The Iron Thorn, was a YALSA 2012 Best Book for Young Adults. She graduated from Evergreen State College in 2008 with a degree in English and lives in Massachusetts.

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Author Bio: Ken Bruen

Ken Bruen received a doctorate in metaphysics, taught English in South Africa, and then became a crime novelist. The critically acclaimed author of the Jack Taylor series and The White Trilogy, he is the recipient of two Barry Awards and two Shamus Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Edgar Award. In 2016, he was awarded the Irish Books, Arts, and Music (iBAM) Literature Award. Two of his novels have also been made into feature films, and the Jack Taylor series has been adapted for a television series.

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Author Bio: John Skipp

John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author and editor. His first anthology, Book of the Dead, laid the foundation for modern zombie literature; he later edited three more zombie anthologies, including Mondo Zombie, which won the Bram Stoker Award for best anthology, Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead, and Werewolves & Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beast Within. Some of his works include The Light at the EndThe ScreamJake’s Wake, and The Long Last Call. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Author Bio: Cody Goodfellow

Cody Goodfellow is the author of Radiant Dawn, Ravenous Dusk and Perfect Union; he is also the coauthor of Jake’s Wake and The Day Before. His short fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and Dark Discoveries, and he currently lives in Los Angeles.

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Author Bio: Thomas E. Sniegoski

Thomas E. Sniegoski is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His books for teens include LegacySleeper CodeSleeper Agenda, Force Majeure, and the Brimstone Network series. Sniegoski is also a comic book writer; he collaborated with Bone creator Jeff Smith on the prequel miniseries StupidStupid Rat Tails. Sniegoski was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his wife LeeAnne and their French bulldog, Kirby. 

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Author Bio: Kurt Sutter

Kurt Sutter is a screenwriter, director, producer, and actor. He worked as a producer, writer and director on The Shield, also appearing on the show as hitman Margos Dezerian. Sutter is also the creator of Sons of Anarchy and writes, produces, directs, and performs for the series, where he plays incarcerated club member “Otto” Delaney. 

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Author Bio: Stephanie Crawford

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Author Bio: Duane Swierczynski

Duane Swierczynski is the author of the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award–winning Expiration Date. Prior entries in the Charlie Hardie series have won the Shamus Award and been nominated for Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards; the series is now being developed by Sony Pictures Television. He currently writes the monthly comics series Judge Dredd for IDW and Bloodshot for Valiant and has written various bestselling comics series for Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse.

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Author Bio: Brian Keene

Brian Keene is the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Rising, Fear of Gravity, City of the Dead, and others. He is also the fiction editor of Horrorfind.com and the Best of Horrorfind anthology series.

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Author Bio: Rio Youers

Rio Youers is the author of Mama Fish and Old Man Scratch, which earned him a British Fantasy Award nomination in 2010. His novelette, This is the Summer of Love, was the title story of PS Publishing’s Postscripts anthology, a publication in which Rio has appeared three times. His short fiction has also been published by IDW Publishing, EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Shroud magazine. Rio was born in Amersham, England, and currently lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English