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TOC, Cover & Synopsis: “Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages” edited by Steve Berman

Prime Books has posted the table of contents, cover art and synopsis of the upcoming zombie anthology TITLE edited by Steve Berman.

Here’s the synopsis:

It’s a wonder humanity ever survived into the twenty-first century. Even Neanderthals knew to bury the dead beneath stones to prevent corpses from rising. Ancient civilizations feared slain warriors would return from battlefields, medieval physicians worried that bodies would rise from plague pits, many cultures buried the dead at crossroads to prevent the dead from walking. In Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages, editor Steve Berman has collected stories that reveal the threat of revenants and the living dead is far from recent. From the Bronze Age to World War II, this anthology guides us through millennia of thrills, chills, kills, carnage, horror, and havoc wreaked throughout history by the walking dead.

And here’s the table of contents:

Before Lazarus
  1. “Blood Marker” by Victoria Janssen
  2. “Selected Sources for the Babylonian Plague of the Dead (572-571 BCE)” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
  3. “Immortals” by Nathan Southard
  4. “The Cost of Moving the Dead” by E. L. Kemper
  5. “Hauntings and Hungers on the Banks of the Vipasa” by Rajan Khanna
After Lazarus


  1. “A Frenzy of Ravens” by Christopher M. Cevasco
  2. “The Wedding of Osiris” by Adam Morrow

The Middle Ages

  1. “The Hyena’s Blessing” by Alex Jeffers
  2. “The Good Shepherdess” by S. J. Chambers
  3. “The Fledglings of Time” by Carrie Laben

16th and 17th Centuries

  1. “Hung from a Hairy Tree” by Samantha Henderson
  2. “Good Deaths” by Paul Berger
  3. “Dead Reckoning” by Elaine Pascale
  4. “Grit in a Diseased Eye” by Lee Thomas
  5. “Theater is Dead” by Raoul Wainscoting

18th Century

  1. “Deathless” by Ed Kurtz
  2. “Tantivy” by Molly Tanzer
  3. “Cinereous” by Livia Llewellyn

19th Century

  1. “The Wailing Hills” by L. Lark
  2. “As the Crow Flies” by Rita Oakes
  3. “Seneca Falls: First Recorded Outbreak of Strain Z” by Dayna Ingram
  4. “Pegleg and Paddy Save the World” by Jonathan Maberry
  5. “Dead in the Water” by Richard Larson
  6. “Starvation Army” by Joe McKinney
  7. “Lonegan’s Luck” by Stephen Graham Jones
  8. “The Rickshaw Pusher ” by Mercurio D. Rivera
  9. “The Revenge of Oscar Wilde” by Sean Eads

Early 20th Century

  1. “The Gringo” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  2. “The End of the Caroll A. Deering” by Bob Hole
  3. “Tell Me Like You Done Before” by Scott Edelman
  4. “Wineville, California (1928)” by Richard Gropp
  5. “The Fated Sky” by Aimee Payne
  6. “The Crocodiles” by Steven Popkes

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Prime Books (August 7, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1607013959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607013952

[via Richard Larson]

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2 Comments on TOC, Cover & Synopsis: “Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages” edited by Steve Berman

  1. Steve Berman // February 23, 2013 at 7:25 am //

    Thank you (and Richard) for posting this. Alas, the Fedini work will not be in the final volume.

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