In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for more than thirty consecutive days and nights from November to December. During this time a few years ago, from the darkness and across the frozen wasteland, an evil that normally preferred to exist in the shadows descended upon Barrow and brought the residents to their knees. Barrow's only hope was Eben and Stella Olemaun, a husband-and-wife law enforcement team who were torn between their own survival and saving the town they loved. Months later, as Stella Olemaun attempts to warn the world about the looming vampire threat by any means necessary, a rogue government agent may be taking more than an active interest in her story. And meanwhile, further north, a new sheriff and his young son must solve the lingering mystery of Barrow, even as the survivors of the original attack prepare for the sun to set once again -- however this time, they're ready. 30 Days Of Night: Rumors Of The Undead is Steve Niles's innovative and eagerly anticipated expansion of a nightmarish narrative that explores the nature of ancient evil existing -- and thriving -- in an unsuspecting modern world.
Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death
Author: Dick Teresi
Category: Social Science
Important and provocative, The Undead examines why even with the tools of advanced technology, what we think of as life and death, consciousness and nonconsciousness, is not exactly clear and how this problem has been further complicated by the business of organ harvesting. Dick Teresi, a science writer with a dark sense of humor, manages to make this story entertaining, informative, and accessible as he shows how death determination has become more complicated than ever. Teresi introduces us to brain-death experts, hospice workers, undertakers, coma specialists and those who have recovered from coma, organ transplant surgeons and organ procurers, anesthesiologists who study pain in legally dead patients, doctors who have saved living patients from organ harvests, nurses who care for beating-heart cadavers, ICU doctors who feel subtly pressured to declare patients dead rather than save them, and many others. Much of what they have to say is shocking. Teresi also provides a brief history of how death has been determined from the times of the ancient Egyptians and the Incas through the twenty-first century. And he draws on the writings and theories of celebrated scientists, doctors, and researchers—Jacques-Bénigne Winslow, Sherwin Nuland, Harvey Cushing, and Lynn Margulis, among others—to reveal how theories about dying and death have changed. With The Undead, Teresi makes us think twice about how the medical community decides when someone is dead.
As mankind’s reign on earth draws to a violent close, survivors Megan Pritchard and Jack Wolfe navigate the zombie-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former United States in search of a safe place to ride out their last days. From the scorching deserts of southern Arizona to wilds of the Texas gulf coast, their attempts to find salvation are met with death and destruction at every turn. As options dwindle and despair mounts, their worst fears are realized: there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. In order to survive, they must change and adapt to their new place in the world. The alternative is extinction. This omnibus contains the first three stories in the Elements of the Undead series – Fire, Air, and Earth. The Elements of the Undead: Fire: The Collapse Air: Mortal Choice Earth: Desperate Measures Water: The End of Us Coop: An Elements of the Undead Short The Elements of the Undead Omnibus (Books One-Three) Series Keywords: Apocalypse Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse Survival, Zombie Wars, Post Apocalyptic World,Undead apocalypse,Zombie Heroes, Apocalyptic Survival Zombies, arizona, united states, texas,horror,science fiction,collection
Another round of ghoulish holiday stories, The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol. 2 is an anthology of both jolly and frightening proportions. From zombie toys to flesh-eating Santas, Vol. 2 is sure to be the most unique gift under the tree. The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol. 2 brings together various talented authors and artists from across the world. Stories include: How I Got My Sack Back, by Stephen Johnston; Death and the Magi, by Joe McKinney; Zombies We Have Heard on High, by Jamie Freeman; You Better Watch Out, by Scott Morris, and others. Get into the Christmas spirit with carols and poems such as 'Twas a Season of Zombies by Rebecca Besser and The Last Noel by Craig W. Chenery. Whether you buy it for yourself, a friend, or family member, know you're doing it for a good cause. Proceeds from the sales of The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol. 2 benefit the Hugs Foster Family Agency (hugsffa.org) and will help them give their foster children gifts this holiday season.
Sergeant J. Torrence had three of the military's best under his command. Together, they were four tough, mean-looking bad-asses, like "The Wild Bunch" in camouflage. They were sent deep into enemy territory to recover a crashed spy satellite, but the mission took a horrific turn after an attack by a strange, vicious creature. The soldiers were forced to turn their weapons on each other, as one by one they were transformed into hideous, indestructible, blood-thirsty monsters!
Northern Italy, September 10, 1650 The boy knew his father was going to kill him. Just like he'd killed everyone else tonight. The boy's mother, his two older sisters and baby brother, the servants. All of them dead. When Lucius is ten years old his father returns home one evening as a vampire and destroys his entire family. By luck Lucius is spared. Fifteen years later Lucius has joined the elite group of vampire hunters that saved his life that night. Now it's his turn to lead the hunt - this time on the trail of a master vampire who has survived hundreds of years and is intent on turning the world into a vampire race. Through Paris and the wilds of Europe Lucius tracks his quarry, eventually running him to ground in the plague-infested streets of London. But this is no ordinary vampire and the skills Lucius has used in the past have no effect on this extraordinary foe. Will Lucius be able to survive or will he too enter the realm of the undead?
Eight terrifying tales of the Undead and the Unliving. Includes: Occupied (a supermoto champion is trapped on an airplane with the Undead) Mr. November (four boys, a haunted house, and the World Series on Halloween night) The Headhunter (a story of redemption, salvation, and zombie hunters) The Object of Her Obsession (a young woman's desire is so strong it reaches beyond the grave) Nocturne (a man with a dark secret and an even darker obsession) Outsourced (a dark comedy about the economy and zombies that crave more than brains) Open Wide (payback comes in the form of a dentist's drill) Golgotha (a scientist's attempt at a zombie antidote goes horribly awry) Approximately 88,000 words (264 print pages). Also available separately. For older teens and adults. search terms: horror, murder, ghost, haunted, paranormal, zombie, undead, grave, cemetery, suspense, thriller, rapture, apocalypse, dystopian
Nigel Mullet isn't your typical teenager . . . he's a vampire. But unfortunately, when Nigel transformed he didn't become all broody and interesting, and as for super strength and speed . . . well, forget it! Instead he's got acne, a voice that squeaks, a tendency to break out in a rash (not sparkles!) when exposed to the sun, and absolutely no idea how to talk to girls. When a beautiful new girl moves into the neighborhood, Nigel is determined to win her heart but first he's got to figure out how. In the meantime, he writes about her in his diary and composes really bad love poetry that he will recite to her one day, if he can work up the courage to tell her the truth. Can Nigel win the girl and the respect of his family--or is he destined to be a totally lame vampire forever?
Working as a morgue attendant, a vampire named Adam finds comfort in the sterile halls and fluorescent lights of his "office," that is until the people he has killed for blood begin fighting back from the grave. Original.
It started with a little boy in South America and spread across the world quickly, much faster than anyone could have imagined. The governments of the world were powerless to stop the spread of the virus that was turning people into the undead. Within a few weeks billions were infected and only a few survivors were left to try and find safety in the world now overrun with zombies. This Journal serves as a history book of sorts as one man tries to make his way across a large city in order to find his fiance and find safety in a world that is no longer safe. Like it or not, the world is swarming with the walking dead and there is nothing that we can do to stop it. Z Day is Here!
Satisfy your hunger for the living dead in the third installment of the popular Undead series, THE UNDEAD: FLESH FEAST. A new recruit must face the grotesque realities behind the zombie war. An ancient, tentacled horror commands the walking dead. A green mold creeps across an uncharted island, driving its mysterious inhabitants insane. A lone survivor of the zombie apocalypse wants only one thing... to be bitten. The Grim Reaper struggles to claim the souls of the deceased that won't stay dead. And in the featured novella, "The Legend of Black Betty," a small town in the Old West rots with a plague wreaked by an evil prostitute.
Three signs that something is very different with your mew man: 1. He sleeps all day . . . which would be annoying except he's so attentive at night. 2. He's attacked by sword-wielding assailants, yet insists he can handle it on his own. 3. He never seems to age. Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very mysterious stranger. There's something not quite right about Jean-Luc, but still, she's never been with a man so charming, so attractive . . . so wonderful. Now if only a murderous villain wasn't after them, they might get their happily-ever-after.
Sporadic news reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through US cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet. The dead are rising to claim the earth as the new dominant species in the food chain. Day by Day Armageddonand its sequel Beyond Exileare the handwritten journals of one desperate survivor as he battles in the face of global disaster. Zombie fiction at its finest, these books will take you to a whole new level of terror.
Betsy Taylor hat eine fürchterliche Woche hinter sich -- erst verliert sie ihren Job, dann kommt sie bei einem Autounfall ums Leben - und stellt schließlich fest, dass sie gar nicht wirklich tot ist! Außerdem wird sie ständig von einem unheimlichen Heißhunger auf Blut geplagt. Ihre neuen Freunde halten sie für die lange prophezeite Königin der Vampire. Betsy ist da anderer Meinung, doch die Vampire ködern sie mit einer Geheimwaffe, der sie nicht widerstehen kann: Designerschuhe. Mindestens ebenso verlockend ist der Vampir Sinclair ...
Megan Pritchard survived the zombie apocalypse, but that was only the beginning of her problems. When a rival group of survivors led by a psychopathic ex-submarine commander threatens the fragile existence she has carved out in the southern Arizona desert, she must face her own mortality once again – or die trying. The Elements of the Undead: Fire: The Collapse Air: Mortal Choice Earth: Desperate Measures Water: The End of Us Coop: An Elements of the Undead Short The Elements of the Undead Omnibus (Books One-Three) Series Keywords: Apocalypse Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse Survival, Zombie Wars, Post Apocalyptic World,Undead apocalypse,Zombie Heroes, Apocalyptic Survival Zombies, arizona, united states, texas,horror,science fiction,first in series, free book, freebie,giveaway,free zombie
This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.
Die fanatischen Heerscharen des Pannionischen Sehers stürmen aus dem Süden heran und überziehen Genabackis mit einer Welle der Gewalt. Um die schreckliche Armee abzuwehren, muss sich Hohefaust Dujek Einarm mit seinen früheren Feinden verbünden. Ob er dem Kriegsherrn Caladan Bruth und den Bewohnern der fliegenden Festung Mondbrut trauen kann, ist eine andere Frage. Doch Einarm hat keine Wahl: Die Truppen des Feindes rücken näher ...
Das Finale der romantischen Revenant-Trilogie um Vincent und Kate. Eine Fantasy-Liebesgeschichte in Paris, die zu Herzen geht! In Vincent hat Kate ihre große Liebe gefunden. Doch ihr gemeinsames Glück währt nicht lange. Denn Vincent ist kein Mensch, sondern ein Revenant. Immer wieder opfert er sein Leben, um andere Sterbliche zu retten. Nicht genug damit: Numa-Anführerin Violette hat seinen Körper vernichtet und Kates Hoffnung auf eine gemeinsame Zukunft zerstört. Ihr Freund ist nun eine wandernde Seele, er existiert nur noch als Geist. Eine winzige Chance, ihn wieder ins Leben zurückzuholen, scheint es zu geben. Doch Violette setzt alles daran, Vincent für sich zu gewinnen. Werden Kate und Vincent es schaffen, den bösen Mächten zu trotzen, und doch noch zueinander finden? "Von den Sternen geküsst" ist der letzte Band einer Trilogie. Die beiden Vorgängertitel lauten "Von der Nacht verzaubert" und "Vom Mondlicht berührt".