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
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!
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.
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.
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!