This past weekend I was in Chattanooga for the thirty-sixth rendition of Chattacon, which is a small (but very fun) sci-fi convention. While there I sat in on a panel discussing Zombiesque, the upcoming anthology edited by Stephen Antcazk and James Bassett. I’d seen it around the book blogosphere, and have been kinda-sorta interested in it, but after the panel, I want to read. The panel was hosted by Antcazk and two of the contributing authors, Robert Sommers and Gregory Nicoll, and they talked about the genesis of the idea for the anthology and Nicoll and Sommers talked about the stories they wrote for it, and the editing process. So, yeah, I’ve gone from mildly curious to “ooooh, want to read.”
The premise, which is telling stories from the perspective of the zombies, works well the other zombie stories I’ve read recently, in Robin Becker’s Brains: A Zombie Memoir, and the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology edited by Justine Larbalesteir and Holly Black. Apparently I like reading stories from the “other” guy.
The blurb from Goodreads:
From a tropical resort where visitors can become temporary zombies, to a newly-made zombie determined to protect those he loves, to a cheerleader who won’t let death kick her off the team, to a zombie seeking revenge for the ancestors who died on an African slave ship—Zombiesque invites readers to take a walk on the undead side in these tales from a zombie’s point of view.
So whatcha think? Does this make your to-read list?