George Romero, before his death in 2017, was working on a zombie novel entitled The Living Dead. Unfortunately, Romero passed away before it was completed, Luckily for us, Daniel Kraus took the reigns along with Romero’s notes and fished the project!
This 656-page novel is a brand new story, not based on any of the movies, and is surely a must-read for any Romero fans. The book is being released through Tor Books on August 4, 2020 and anyone who pre-orders from anywhere gets a poster to go along with the book!
In “The Living Dead”…
“On October 24th, John Doe rises from the dead. Assistant Medical Examiner Luis Acocella and his assistant Charlene Rutkowksi are vivisecting him when it happens, and so begins a global nightmare beyond comprehension.
“Greer Morgan is a teenager living in a trailer park, and when the dead begin their assault, the true natures of her neighbors are revealed. Chuck Chaplin is a pretty-boy cable-news anchor, and the plague brings sudden purpose to his empty life.
“Karl Nishimura is the helmsman of the U.S.S. Vindicator, a nuclear submarine, and he battles against a complete zombie takeover of his city upon the sea. And meanwhile, a mysterious woman named Etta Hoffmann records the progress of the epidemic from a bunker in D.C., as well as the broken dreams and stubborn hopes of a nation not ready to give up.
“Spread across three separate time periods and combining Romero’s biting social commentary with Kraus’s gift for the beautiful and grotesque, the book rockets forward as the zombie plague explodes, endures, and finally, in a shocking final act, begins to radically change.”