Despite the attempts of the police, the military and those in power to understand and contain the infection commonly referred to as â€œThe Deathâ€, it soon sweeps across London, transforming everyone who comes into contact with it. With the city â€“ and the country â€“ falling into chaos, even a drastic attempt at a â€œFinal Solutionâ€ to eradicate the outbreak at its source fails to prevent it from spreading to Europe and then quickly throughout the rest of the world. Soon there is no more news coming out of Britain . . . and it is up to those survivors in other countries to confront the flesh-eating invaders within their midst. Will humanity triumph over a world-wide zombie plague, or will the walking dead ultimately inherit the Earth?
Told through various disparate and overlapping eye-witness accounts, through texts, e-mails, blogs, letters, diaries, transcripts, official reports and other forms of communication, a picture builds up of a world plunged into chaos â€“ where the dead attack the living, and only one of them can be the ultimate victor. Written by some of the biggest and best-known names in horror and science fiction, these interconnected narratives create a unique vision of the End of the World brought about by a plague that may have its origins in both science and the occult.
Zombie Apocalypse is created byÂ Stephen Jones and includes contributions by Michael Marshall Smith, Christopher Fowler, Sarah Pinborough, Jo Fletcher, Kim Newman,Â Paul McAuley, Tim Lebbon, Peter Crowther, Pat Cadigan, Peter Atkins, Mandy Slater and many, many others. Published by Robinson this month at just Â£7.99.
â€˜The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones.â€™ â€“ Roz Kavaney, Time Out
â€˜Edited by Stephen Jones, a member of that tiny band of anthologists whose work is so reliably good that you automatically reach out and grab hold of any new volume spotted if you are wise.â€™â€“ Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy