The Living Dead

October 30, 2020
The Living Dead

"A horror landmark and a work of gory genius."—Joe Hill,New York Times bestselling author of TheFiremanNew York Times bestselling author Daniel Krauscompletes George A. Romero's brand-new masterpiece of zombiehorror, the massive novel left unfinished at Romero'sdeath!George A. Romero invented the modern zombie with Night ofthe Living Dead, creating a monster that has become a key partof pop culture. Romero often felt hemmed in by the constraints offilm-making. To tell the story of the rise of the zombies and thefall of humanity the way it should be told, Romero turned tofiction. Unfortunately, when he died, the story was incomplete.Enter Daniel Kraus, co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of theNew York Times bestseller The Shape of Water(based on the Academy Award-winning movie) andTrollhunters (which became an Emmy Award-winning series),and author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch (anEntertainment Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year). A lifelongRomero fan, Kraus was honored to be asked, by Romero's widow, tocomplete The Living Dead.Set in the present day, The Living Dead is an entirelynew tale, the story of the zombie plague as George A. Romero wantedto tell it.It begins with one body.A pair of medical examiners find themselves battling a dead manwho won't stay dead.It spreads quickly.In a Midwestern trailer park, a Black teenage girl and a Muslimimmigrant battle newly-risen friends and family. On a US aircraftcarrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic makes anew religion out of death. At a cable news station, a survivinganchor keeps broadcasting while his undead colleagues try to devourhim. 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 thedead.We think we know how this story ends.We. Are. Wrong.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold withoutDigital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.