Author: Christopher Moore
Plot: Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.
‘Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit. It is the hap-hap-happiest time of the year, after all.
But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he’s not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn’t run away from home. But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the seven-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead.
But hold on! There’s an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It’s none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately, our angel’s not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch, and before you can say “Kris Kringle,” he’s botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.
107. To Wake The Dead
Author: Steven Woeste
To Wake The Dead is a new take on the raising the dead phenomenon. What happens when people rationally try to investigate the living dead, and to give meaning to their existence? Can such an otherworldly occurrence be justified with the current scientific understanding of living things? How would people, and society, react to raising the dead, especially if it were to become routine, and even done against their wishes?
Who would control the use of those who had the ability to raise the dead, and what would they be used to do? If it was our government, could they trusted? Ultimately, who could you trust?
To Wake The Dead examines exactly what happens when the borders separating the living from the dead are redrawn, sometimes forcefully, and sometimes violently. No matter what positions the new boundaries occupy, the world will never be the same.
Author: Matthew Sprange
Orders to chase down the French frigate Elita off the Cape of Good Hope came as welcome news to Captain Havelock. Stranded with the rest of the fleet at Spithead while waiting for France to initiate hostilities was an unwelcome duty for any up and coming officer. Here was a chance for glory – and prize money! The duel between the Whirlwind and its enemy would prove to be far from easy though. Very soon, Captain Havelock would come to realise that theirs were not the only two warships in the southern ocean, and an enemy long since thought to be vanquished would return from the dead to exact a terrible vengeance!
Author: Matthew Smith
Plot: London is now a city overrun by the zombie hordes. Most of the human survivors live from day to day, scraping together an existence among the ruins, avoiding the shambling, flesh-hungry undead that still stalk the streets. But for others this gruesome situation is an opportunity, a chance to establish a power base within the capital, now that authority has collapsed. For gang lord Harry Flowers, the plague is his chance to finally rule the city unopposed. Operating out of his well-protected mansion on London’s outskirts, Flowers sees a chance to use the zombies and the havoc they wreak for his own ends. The way he sees it, the ghouls aren’t going to be around forever, and when he re-establishes a functioning society, it’s going to be on his own terms. All he needs is a way to control the dead. But Flowers is not the only one with designs on the city.
110. The Ultimate Zombie
Author: Byron Preiss
“Though I Walk Through The Valley” by S. P. Somtow – A boy helps his uncle love his son.
“Dead Right” by Geoffrey A. Landis – A professional boxer tries to defeat a zombie by using a new strategy.
“Passengers” by Robert Silverberg – Malicious zombies who can take people over at will.
“Larger Than Life” by Lawrence Watt-Evans – A producer gets some help to save his latest film.
“The Potable Zombie” by Larry Tritten – A malicious bartender plays a trick.
“Corruption In Office” by Don D’Ammussa – The President of the United States gets some special help.
“The Toddler Pit” by A. R. Morlan – A young woman remembers her past as a pre-school teacher’s assistant.
“The Silent Majority” by Robert Weinberg – The silent majority make their presence known.
“The Dead Speaketh Not, They Just Grunt Now And Then” by Lionel Fenn – A reluctant Lord assists with some mysterious deaths.
111. Voodoo Dawn: A Novel
Author: John Russo
Plot:The story is set in the Deep South, where a diabolical, machete-wielding voodoo priest is busily turning migrant farm workers into flesh-eating, living-dead slaves. His plans are disrupted by the arrival of two college students searching for a missing colleague—who turns out to have been one of the priest’s earlier zombie experiments.
112. The Walking
Plot: The dead are getting restless…
Across the country, they have risen. And they seem to have a mission….
The walking has begun…
No one knows why they are walking. No one knows where they are going. And no one can stop them….
They are here.
113. Wet Work
Author: Philip Nutman
Plot: A mutant virus spreads across the United States, killing its victims and then bringing them back to life with voracious appetites for human flesh.
Author: Walter Greatshell
Plot: Spreading at an astonishing speed, the “Agent X” virus transforms everyone it touches into maniacal monsters. Lulu Pangloss, one of the few as yet uninfected, flees to the last safe place on earth–but what’s awaiting her there is as unexpected, and as frightening, as what’s followed her.
Author: Walter Greatshell
Plot: When the Agent X plague struck, it infected women first, turning them into mindless killers intent only on creating an army of “Xombies” by spreading their disease.
Running for her life, seventeen-year-old Lulu is rescued by the father she has never known and taken aboard a refitted nuclear submarine that has one mission: to save a little bit of humanity.
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
After Quentin P, a convicted sex offender, is paroled, he embarks on a series of murders, in a chilling book that is told from Quentin’s point of view as he kills and eludes the police.
Author: Peter Tremayne
When June arrives in St Miquelon, the Caribbean island is far removed from the tropical idyll she imagined. The exotic estate owned by her grandmother has become a barren ruin. And Marie Lasneque, the grandmother she never knew, is rumoured to be dead. But within the heart of that lonely house, a legacy of living death is waiting for nightfall. And the moment when June will learn the horrifying truth about the voodoo island and its hideous cult of bloody sacrifice to their black magic woman.. Marie Lasneque.
118. Zombie Jam
Author: David J. Schow
Plot: A collection of zombie stories.
119. Zombie Love
Author: Ray Garton
Plot: When Kirk Mundy, seventeen, loses his girlfriend Natalie in a car crash, the pain is more than he can bear. In addition to this great loss, he feels immense guilt, as he survived the crash due to his seat belt. Why didn’t he force her to follow his example?
Kirk and his friends, Randy and Liz, have heard rumors about the strange Mrs. Kobylka up on Witch Hill all throughout their childhood, and they intend to find out whether or not these rumors are true. Is this odd old lady really a witch who once helped a neighborhood boy bring his dead dog back to life? Can Mrs. Kobylka help mend the pain they all feel by bringing Natalie back from the dead? Kirk is dead-set on finding out, but he may not be entirely prepared to accept all the responsibility and consequences that come with that particular wish when Mrs. Kobylka warns “this girl, she will be your responsibility, not mine.” All the while, the strange bird with the bat-like wings and the blood-red beak, Baltazar, is cussing in the background.
120. Zombie Lover
Author: Piers Anthony
Plot: Breanna, a beautiful young newcomer to the enchanted land of Zanth, must deal with a distressing dilemma. She has unwittingly attracted the affections of King Xeth, ruler of Xanth’s Zombies, who yearns to make her Queen of the Undead! Her quest to preserve her innocence, and find her destiny, takes her on an exhilarating excursion packed with perils, puzzles, and piles of puns.