I’m Reading…the Black Tide Rising Series

Black Tide Rising - A Zombie Series by John Ringo

Since I’m working on a zombie story of my own for Martin Wilsey’s upcoming anthology, Whispers of the Apoc, I’ve been reading a LOT of zombie fiction lately. In this case, I’ve just re-read the Black Tide Rising series by John Ringo.

The premise is simple. There’s a zombie apocalypse and a family of disaster preppers manages to escape to sea in a boat with lots of weapons, ammunition and food. When civilization is inevitably smashed to pieces by the man-made virus, they begin collecting survivors from boats and ships in the Atlantic ocean and gradually try to bootstrap a successful recovery effort.

The four-book series is a lot of fun, which isn’t something you often hear about zombie books. It’s got humor, lots of action and a pretty high degree of logic to the recovery efforts. It’s also one of the few zombie stories in which the various US military organizations play a substantial part in assisting with the recovery process.

Recommended for the military and action-oriented readers out there.

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Zombie Anthology

Whispers of the ApocI’ve been invited to participate in a new zombie anthology called Whispers of the Apoc, edited by Martin Wilsey. I’m even consulting on the bible for the anthology, because one of Marty’s goals is for the anthology to share a common, consistent background.

For more details on the anthology, check out the notice on Marty’s blog. The book is being published through Tannhauser Press.

For me, well, that short-circuited my (crazy) plan to publish a zombie story in installments on my web site (see Manhattan Zombies, which I’m renaming as SkyriZe). Getting paid trumps free installments on my blog. Um, sorry.

So, bring on the zombie apocalypse!

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