While the chances of seeing George A. Romero putting zombies back on the screen again seem ever more remote, the legendary filmmaker is returning to where it all began, this time in book form. A plethora of well-recognised authors have penned short stories set during the 48-hour period when the zombie outbreak began in Romero’s 1968 game-changer, Night of the Living Dead, for an anthology that Romero himself has edited.
Romero teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry to compile the collection, entitled Nights of the Living Dead. They also contributed original stories of their own to join those penned by Brian Keene, Carrie Ryan, Chuck Wendig, Craig E. Engler, David J. Schow, David Wellington, Isaac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe R. Lansdale, John A. Russo, John Skipp, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Max Brallier, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal and Brenda Shusterman and Ryan Brown.
Nights of the Living Dead will be available from July 11th, from St. Martin’s Griffin.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)