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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.

The Living Dead

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“A horror landmark and a work of gory genius.”
—Joe Hill, New York Time bestselling author of The Fireman

New 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.

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.

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Authors

George A. Romero

GEORGE A. ROMERO was a legendary filmmaker and writer. His classic zombie movie cycle began with the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead and continued for four more sequels. Romero also directed two Stephen King projects, Creepshow and The Dark Half, and created the TV series Tales From the Darkside. George A. Romero died in 2017 after a fifty-year career in film.

Daniel Kraus

DANIEL KRAUS co-authored the New York Times bestselling The Shape of Water with Guillermo del Toro, based on the same idea the two created for the Academy Award-winning film. Their earlier collaboration Trollhunters, was adapted into an Emmy Award-winning Netflix series. Kraus's novel The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Books of the Year, and his novel Rotters was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award.

Book Details

Publisher Tor/Forge Books
Genre Horror
Publication Date Aug 04 2020
ISBN 9781250305121

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