I was delighted to be contacted by Duckworth Overlook about a new title they are releasing in September 2017 entitled NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD: An Anthology. Nights is a collection of short stories that take place during the first 48 hours of the zombie outbreak as it occurs in Romero’s classic film. The book also contains Romero’s last published work before his tragic passing in July 2017.
The terrifying tribute to 50 years of zombie lore by the masters of horror
It all started in 1968 on that dreadful night in a remote farmhouse… the world experienced a brand-new kind of terror with the debut of George A. Romero’s landmark film Night of the Living Dead. The dead rose to attack the living, not as vampires or werewolves, but as something modern and terrifying. Since then, zombies have invaded every aspect of popular culture.
Nights of the Living Dead returns to that night when it all began. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry teamed up with Romero, the godfather of the living dead, to present a collection of all-new tales set during the forty-eight hours of that legendary outbreak. In addition to original stories by Romero and Maberry themselves, some of today’s most important writers have contributed short stories to this anthology. Nights of the Living Dead is an instant classic that belongs on the shelves of every horror and sci-fi reader.
I hope you agree that this sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic read! Keep an eye out for my review which will be dropping prior to publication.
JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, and much more. He has published over a hundred short stories in a variety of genres and is a jurist for the Edgar, Stoker, and Scribe Awards. Visit his website www.jonathanmaberry.com
GEORGE A. ROMERO (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an AmericanCanadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.
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