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“A horror landmark and a work of gory genius.”
—Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The FiremanNew York Times
bestselling author Daniel Kraus completes George A. Romero's brand-new masterpiece of zombie horror, the massive novel left unfinished at Romero's death!
George A. Romero invented the modern zombie with Night of the Living Dead
, creating a monster that has become a key part of pop culture. Romero often felt hemmed in by the constraints of film-making. To tell the story of the rise of the zombies and the fall of humanity the way it should be told, Romero turned to fiction. Unfortunately, when he died, the story was incomplete.
Enter Daniel Kraus, co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of the New York Times
bestseller The Shape of Water
(based on the Academy Award-winning movie) and Trollhunters
(which became an Emmy Award-winning series), and author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch
(an Entertainment Weekly
Top 10 Book of the Year). A lifelong Romero fan, Kraus was honored to be asked, by Romero's widow, to complete The Living Dead
Set in the present day, The Living Dead
is an entirely new tale, the story of the zombie plague as George A. Romero wanted to tell it.It begins with one body.
A pair of medical examiners find themselves battling a dead man who won’t stay dead.It spreads quickly.
In a Midwestern trailer park, a Black teenage girl and a Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family. On a US aircraft carrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic makes a new religion out of death. At a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting while his undead colleagues try to devour him. In DC, an autistic federal employee charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come.
Everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead.
We think we know how this story ends.We. Are. Wrong.Signed Limited Hardcover Edition:
Limited to only 400 signed and hand-numbered copies
Foreword by Vincenzo Natali written especially for this edition
Full-colour illustrated signature page personally signed by Suzanne Romero, Daniel Kraus, Vincenzo Natali & Francois Vaillancourt
Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
Printed on a heavier 100gsm acid-free paper
Bound in premium cloth with coloured head and tail bands
Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
Sewn binding for increased durability
Stunning wrap-around dust jacket painting and seven interior paintings by Francois Vaillancourt