Sunday, 8 December 2013

Shout-Out: Dead North, Canadian Zombie Fiction Edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Looking for some zombie fiction this holiday season?  Here's a short-story collection by Canadians. :)

An enjoyable and rollicking ride, this collection contains 20 short stories that explore a broad spectrum of the undead, from Romero-style corpses to zombies inspired by Canadian Aboriginal mythology, all shambling against the background of the Great White North. The anthology's specific focus on Canadian settings distinguishes it from the pack, and its exploration of many types of zombies weaves a vast compendium of fiction. Strong writing and imagination are showcased in clever stories that take readers through thrills, chills, kills, carnage, horror, and havoc wreaked across the country. Tales deal with a lone human chasing zombies across an icy landscape after the apocalypse, whales returning from the depths to haunt the southern coast of Labrador, a marijuana grow-op operation in British Columbia experiencing problems when the dead begin to attack, and a corpse turned into a flesh puppet for part of a depraved sex show, among other topics. Providing a unique location and mythology that has not been tackled before, Dead North will appeal to speculative fiction, horror, and zombie fans.


“Kissing Carrion” Gemma Files (Reprint)
“Waiting for Jenny Rex” Melissa Yuan-Ines (Reprint)
“The Sea Half-Held by Night” Elise Tobler
“On the Wings of a Prayer” Richard Van Camp (Reprint)
“Ground Zero: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue” Claude Lalumiere
“The Food Truck of the Zombie Apocalypse” Beth Wodzinski
“And All the Fathomless Crowds” Ada Hoffmann
“Mother Down The Well” Ursula Pflug
“Rat Patrol” Kevin Cockle
“Hungry Ghosts” Michael Matheson
“Stemming the Tide” Simon Strantzas
“The Adventures of Dorea Tress” Rhea Rose
“The Last Katajjaq” Carrie-Lea Côté
“Half Ghost” Linda DeMeulemeester
“Those Beneath the Bog” Jacques L. Condor
“Kezzie of Babylon” Jamie Mason
“Dead of Winter” Brian Dolton
“The Herd” Tyler Keevil
“Escape” TJ Brown (Reprint)
“Dead Drift” Chantal Boudreau

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