THE LIVING DEAD now available as an Ebook in the UK/Australia

Today, Orbit UK launches the UK/Australian ebook editions of The Living Dead (and Wastelands).


THE LIVING DEAD 2 now on sale + website live!

The website for my new zombie anthology, The Living Dead 2, is now live. The url is

On the site, you will find 8 stories in their entirety, available both as regular web pages and in a downloadable ebook sampler (currently available in epub and pdf format, with additional formats forthcoming from the Baen Webscriptions store). There will also be 36 different author interviews with the contributors. They’re scheduled to appear daily, starting today, with the final one scheduled to run on Oct. 4. And last, but not least, you can also read the introduction and the header notes to each story in the anthology. (Okay, maybe that IS least!)

The anthology features all-new, original stories by zombie masters Robert Kirkman, Max Brooks, David Wellington, Brian Keene, Jonathan Maberry, Carrie Ryan, John Skipp, and Mira Grant, for a grand total of FORTY-FOUR STORIES. This includes a mix of originals (27) and reprints (17) (none of which have ever appeared in a zombie anthology before).

The free stories, which you can find here, are:

  • The Skull-Faced City — David Barr Kirtley
  • And the Next, and the Next — Genevieve Valentine
  • Flotsam & Jetsam — Carrie Ryan
  • Mouja — Matt London
  • Who We Used to Be — David Moody
  • The Days of Flaming Motorcycles — Catherynne M. Valente
  • Obedience — Brenna Yovanoff
  • Rural Dead — Bret Hammond

New Book Trailer + More Free Fiction!

Living Jacket Studios has just completed the book trailer for The Living Dead and has now released it into the wild. I’ve got it embedded here on the site, but you can also view it on YouTube, which you should go do and tell all your friends about it.

To celebrate the book trailer’s release, I’ve posted the latest (and last) batch of free fiction we’ll be featuring on the site. With these five new stories, that brings the grand total of free fiction on the site to 11 whole stories, plus 10 excerpts, not to mention all the interviews and other bonus content. But remember, even if you read all the ones here on the site, there’s still 23 other stories in the book you won’t find here, so you should go buy a copy for yourself, and maybe one for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Here are the new additions to the site:

In Beauty, Like the Night by Norman Partridge
HTML | PDF | Mobipocket

Malthusian’s Zombie by Jeffrey Ford
HTML | PDF | Mobipocket

Sparks Fly Upward by Lisa Morton
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Followed by Will McIntosh
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Passion Play by Nancy Holder
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The Living Dead named to PW’s “Best of the Year” list

Publishers Weekly has announced their 2008 Best Books of the Year, which includes The Living Dead. Here’s what they said:

“The Living Dead, Edited by John Joseph Adams: This superb reprint anthology runs the gamut of zombie stories, with entries by a plethora of renowned and outstanding authors from all sides of the genre.

This honor was extended to only 7 books in the “SF/Fantasy/Horror” genre. See PW’s website for the complete list, including non-genre bests.

Site Launch!

Welcome to the website for the anthology The Living Dead, edited by John Joseph Adams. Poke around the site to see the table of contents, read free stories & interviews with the authors, and the zombie pop culture gazette, and more!