Call Number: PQ6712.O745 ǂb A67 2012, JPL Popular Reading Collection
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
The dead rise... A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news--it's the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. Humanity falls... A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity's last days. The end of the world has begun... Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it's every man, woman, and child for themselves. Armed only with makeshift weapons and the will to live, this survivor will give mankind one last chance against... Apocalypse Z
Long-listed for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize ANew York Times Book ReviewEditor's Choice A dazzling, utterly distinctive saga from Russia's most celebrated and most controversial novelist Garin, a district doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies. He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease, but is stymied in his travels by an impenetrable blizzard. A trip that should last no more than a few hours turns into a metaphysical journey, an expedition filled with extraordinary encounters, dangerous escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures. Trapped in an existential storm, Vladimir Sorokin’s characters fight their way across a landscape that owes as much to Chekhov’s Russian countryside as it does to the postapocalyptic terrain of science fiction. Hypnotic, fascinating, and richly drawn,The Blizzard is a seminal work from one of the most inventive authors writing today. Sorokin has created yet another boldly original work, which combines an avant-garde sensibility with a taste for the absurd and the grotesque, all while delivering stinging truths about contemporary life and modern-day Russia.
Call Number: PZ7.M36422 End 2013, JPL Juvenile Literature
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
John Green meets Stephen King in this original take on the zombie apocalypse by author T. Michael Martin, which ALA Booklist called "the best of the undead bunch" in a starred review. Seventeen-year-old Michael and his five-year-old brother, Patrick, have been battling monsters in the Game for weeks. In the rural mountains of West Virginia—armed with only their rifle and their love for each other—the brothers follow Instructions from the mysterious Game Master. They spend their days searching for survivors, their nights fighting endless hordes of "Bellows"—creatures that roam the dark, roaring for flesh. And at this Game, Michael and Patrick are very good. But the Game is changing. The Bellows are evolving. The Game Master is leading Michael and Patrick to other survivors—survivors who don't play by the rules. And the brothers will never be the same. T. Michael Martin's debut novel is a transcendent thriller filled with electrifying action, searing emotional insight, and unexpected romance.
Call Number: PZ7.R9478 For 2009, JPL Juvenile Literature
Publication Date: 2009-03-10
In Mary's world there are simple truths. nbsp;nbsp; The Sisterhood always knows best. nbsp;nbsp; The Guardians will protect and serve. nbsp;nbsp; The Unconsecrated will never relent. nbsp;nbsp; And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. nbsp;nbsp; But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. nbsp;nbsp; Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death? [STAR] "A bleak but gripping story...Poignant and powerful."-Publishers Weekly, Starred "A postapocalyptic romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line."-Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series and Leviathan "Intelligent, dark, and bewitching, The Forest of Hands and Teeth transitions effortlessly between horror and beauty. Mary's world is one that readers will not soon forget."-Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of City of Bones "Opening The Forest of Hands and Teeth is like cracking Pandora's box: a blur of darkness and a precious bit of hope pour out. This is a beautifully crafted, page-turning, powerful novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it."-Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange "Dark and sexy and scary. Only one of the Unconsecrated could put this book down."-Justine Larbalestier, author of How to Ditch Your Fairy
Call Number: PR6103.A72 G57 2014, JPL Juvenile Literature
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl. Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year. 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing' Martina Cole 'Original, thrilling and powerful' - GUARDIAN 'Haunting, heartbreaking' - VOGUE 'A great read that takes hold of you and doesn´t let go' - John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN 'Scary, tense and fast-paced . . . but with a heart-warming tenderness' - MARIE CLAIRE
Call Number: PZ7.K117443 Im 2012, Juvenile Literature
Publication Date: 2012-04-24
In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked--and given the ultimate choice. Die...or become one of the monsters. Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad. Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend--a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike. But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what--and who--is worth dying for.
Call Number: PZ7.M11164 Ro 2010, Juvenile Literature
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.
Call Number: PZ7.S95397 Thi 2012, JPL Juvenile Literature
Publication Date: 2012-06-19
It's the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won't stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn't sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she's failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she's forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group's fate is determined less and less by what's happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life--and death--inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?
Call Number: PS3602.R6445 W67 2006b, JPL Popular Reading Collection
Publication Date: 2007-10-16
9/12/16 is the Tenth Anniversary of World War Z's publication! We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the blockbuster movie, is the only record of the plague years.
Zombie stories are peculiarly American, as the creature was born in the New World and functions as a reminder of the atrocities of colonialism and slavery. The voodoo-based zombie films of the 1930s and '40s reveal deep-seated racist attitudes and imperialist paranoia, but the contagious, cannibalistic zombie horde invasion narrative established by George A. Romero has even greater singularity. This book provides a cultural and critical analysis of the cinematic zombie tradition, starting with its origins in Haitian folklore and tracking the development of the subgenre into the twenty-first century. Closely examining such influential works as Victor Halperin's White Zombie, Jacques Tourneur's I Walked with a Zombie, Lucio Fulci's Zombi 2, Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead, Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, and, of course, Romero's entire Dead series, it establishes the place of zombies in the Gothic tradition. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
This book offers analyses of the roles of race, gender, and sexuality in the post-apocalyptic visions of early twenty-first century film and television shows. Contributors examine the production, reproduction, and re-imagination of some of our most deeply held human ideals through sociological, anthropological, historical, and feminist approaches.
The 1932 horror film White Zombie starring Bela Lugosi has received controversial attention from film reviewers and scholars--but it is unarguably a cult classic worthy of study. This book analyzes the film text from nearly every possible viewpoint, using both academic and popular film theories. Also supplied is an extensive intellectual history of the predecessor works to White Zombie, as well as information on the significance it carried for subsequent books and films, its theatrical release around the country, its modern cultural influence, and the attempts to restore the film to its original state. Other noteworthy features of this work include an in-depth biography of White Zombie director Victor Halperin, the first complete study of his life and career, and 244 images and photographs.
Why have zombies resonated so pervasively in the popular imagination and in media, especially films? Why have they proved to be one of the most versatile and popular monster types in the growing video game industry? What makes zombies such widespread symbols of horror and dread, and how have portrayals of zombies in movies changed and evolved to fit contemporary fears, anxieties, and social issues? Throughout most of the twentieth century, zombies have held a unique place in film and popular culture. This enduring monster type originated in non-European folk culture, rather than the Gothic tradition from which monsters like vampires and werewolves have emerged. In many ways, zombies have superseded Gothic monsters in popular entertainment and the public imagination, as they have increasingly been used in discussions ranging from the philosophy of mind to computer lingo to the business press. In Zombie Culture: Autopsies of the Living Dead scholars from a variety of fields, including cinema studies, popular culture, and video game studies, examine the living dead through a variety of lenses. By looking at how portrayals of zombies have evolved from their folkloric roots and entered popular Western culture, readers will gain deeper insight into what zombies mean in terms of the public psyche, how they represent societal fears, and how their evolving portrayals continue to reflect underlying beliefs of The Other, contagion, and death. Book jacket.
Zombies in the Academy taps into the current popular fascination with zombies and brings together scholars from a range of fields, including cultural and communication studies, sociology, film studies, and education, to give a critical account of the political, cultural, and pedagogical state of the university through the metaphor of zombiedom. The contributions to this volume argue that the increasing corporatization of the academy—an environment emphasizing publication, narrow research, and the vulnerability of the tenure system— is creating a crisis in higher education best understood through the language of zombie culture—the undead, contagion, and plague, among others. Zombies in the Academy presents essays from a variety of scholars and creative writers who present an engaging and entertaining appeal for serious recognition of the conditions of contemporary humanities teaching, culture, and labor practices.
Call Number: PZ5 .Z62 2010, JPL 3rd Floor Juvenile Literature
Publication Date: 2010-09-21
It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths--for good and evil--of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?
A mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton--and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce andfrivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead torise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: nogovernment, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruledby the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living. Life in the prison starts to get interesting for Rick Grimes and the rest ofour survivors. Relationships heat up, fizzle out, and change entirely almostovernight. By the end of this volume, relationships between key characters areradically changed, setting the stage for future events in TheWalkingDead. Reprint Edition
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce andfrivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead torise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: nogovernment, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruledby the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living. As the survivors settle into their prison home something has drawn them outinto the open... out of the prison... out of their sanctuary. This is a majorturning point for the overall story of The Walking Dead, setting thestage for years to come. Reprint Edition
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce andfrivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead torise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: nogovernment, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruledby the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living. Trapped in a town surrounded by madmen, Rick must find a way out or dietrying. Meanwhile, back at the prison, the rest of the survivors come to gripswith the fact Rick may be dead, and a major turning point in the series isreached. Reprint Edition
Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York TimesBest Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects TheWalking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the EmmyAward-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling thebeginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survivalhorror- from Rick Grimes' waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his familyseeking solace on Hershel's farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodburydespot: The Governor. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced tofinally start living.
Returning with the second eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New YorkTimes bestseller series, The Walking Dead, collected into one massivepaperback collection! This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winningtelevision series on AMC: over one-thousand pages chronicling the next chapterof Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survivalhorror - beginning with Rick Grimes' struggle to survive after theprison raid, to the group's finding short solace in The Community, and thedevastation that follows. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced tofinally start living. Collects The Walking Dead #49-96.
Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series returns with its third massive paperback collection! With over 1,000 pages, this volume contains the next chapter of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror. Rick Grimesae(tm) dream of rebuilding civilization is tested as the people of Alexandria come into contact with other communities that have developed their own methods of survival. Collects The Walking Dead #97-144.