The Undead

Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death

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Author: Dick Teresi

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307907112

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Important and provocative, The Undead examines why even with the tools of advanced technology, what we think of as life and death, consciousness and nonconsciousness, is not exactly clear and how this problem has been further complicated by the business of organ harvesting. Dick Teresi, a science writer with a dark sense of humor, manages to make this story entertaining, informative, and accessible as he shows how death determination has become more complicated than ever. Teresi introduces us to brain-death experts, hospice workers, undertakers, coma specialists and those who have recovered from coma, organ transplant surgeons and organ procurers, anesthesiologists who study pain in legally dead patients, doctors who have saved living patients from organ harvests, nurses who care for beating-heart cadavers, ICU doctors who feel subtly pressured to declare patients dead rather than save them, and many others. Much of what they have to say is shocking. Teresi also provides a brief history of how death has been determined from the times of the ancient Egyptians and the Incas through the twenty-first century. And he draws on the writings and theories of celebrated scientists, doctors, and researchers—Jacques-Bénigne Winslow, Sherwin Nuland, Harvey Cushing, and Lynn Margulis, among others—to reveal how theories about dying and death have changed. With The Undead, Teresi makes us think twice about how the medical community decides when someone is dead.

The Undead In My Bed

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Author: Katie MacAlister,Jessica Sims,Molly Harper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451656807

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Under the covers, these lovers come alive! Katie MacAlister conjures supernatural sparks in Shades of Gray A TV crew is filming a paranormal reality show on the grounds of an imposing old Czech Republic estate. But the electric passion behind the camera is what’s out of this world. When Noelle, a Guardian, meets vampire Grayson, who has roamed for three centuries, she awakens an aching hunger in him that only her touch can relieve. . . . Molly Harper cooks up laughter and thrills in Undead Sublet After overworked Chicago chef Tess flips out (can everyone hear that arugula talking, or is it just me?), she rents a quiet house in Half-Moon Hollow for a month of R & R. But when she finds the place occupied by a drop-dead gorgeous vampire, Tess’s tastes—for comfort food, for small Kentucky towns, and for her irresistible lover—become nearly insatiable! Jessica Sims excites the senses in Out with a Fang When lonely were-jaguar Ruby consults a paranormal matchmaker, she hopes to finally move on from a heart-wrenching breakup with her one true love, a forbidden human. Nervously agreeing to a blindfolded first date with a vampire, she finds the spicy scent of him intoxicating, his voice low, sexy, and so very familiar. . . .

Tales of the Undead - Suffer Eternal Anthology: Volume III

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Author: Nathan J.D.L. Rowark

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291522948

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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The undead stand defiant before the dawn, determined to outlive and outrun the end of forever. One final time we shall know their pain and suffering for ourselves. It's time to run with the wild ones and break loose from the pack, as over twenty authors from around the world unleash their tales of an eternity gone wrong. Dare you brave such epically depraved circumstance one final time?

Elements of the Undead Books One-Three

A Zombie Apocalypse Series

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Author: William Esmont

Publisher: Devious Productions, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

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As mankind’s reign on earth draws to a violent close, survivors Megan Pritchard and Jack Wolfe navigate the zombie-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former United States in search of a safe place to ride out their last days. From the scorching deserts of southern Arizona to wilds of the Texas gulf coast, their attempts to find salvation are met with death and destruction at every turn. As options dwindle and despair mounts, their worst fears are realized: there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. In order to survive, they must change and adapt to their new place in the world. The alternative is extinction. This omnibus contains the first three stories in the Elements of the Undead series – Fire, Air, and Earth. The Elements of the Undead: Fire: The Collapse Air: Mortal Choice Earth: Desperate Measures Water: The End of Us Coop: An Elements of the Undead Short The Elements of the Undead Omnibus (Books One-Three) Series Keywords: Apocalypse Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse Survival, Zombie Wars, Post Apocalyptic World,Undead apocalypse,Zombie Heroes, Apocalyptic Survival Zombies, arizona, united states, texas,horror,science fiction,collection

The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul

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Author: Jon F. Merz

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625791895

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Book One in an exciting new series, the Shadow Warrior saga. In the fog-enshrouded peaks of the island nation of Nehan, Ran, a newly-minted shadow warrior is set loose on a musha shugyo, a wandering quest, whereby he must travel alone and hone his skills. Journeying aboard a merchant vessel, Ran hears tales of a mysterious lord believed to have the dead for his servants. Soon these tales prove all too real as Ran comes to the aid of Jysal, a beautiful sorceress, whose undeveloped power gives her the ability to heal a land -- or destroy it. But the Lord Kan-Gul also covets Jysal's power. And when Kan-Gul sends a army of the undead to take Jysal by force, Ran is faced with the ultimate warrior's choice: save himself, or face down a horde of enemies that cannot be killed for the simple reason that they are already dead! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead

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Author: Don Borchert

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429963411

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Mark Twain once said "The rumors of my death were greatly exaggerat—BRAINS!!!!!" Pulled from the grip of Mark Twain's rotting zombie hands, is Tom Sawyer like you've never seen him before, in a swashbuckling, treasure-seeking adventure, spiked with blood, gore, and zombie madness. In this expanded and illustrated edition of Mark Twain's beloved tale of boyhood adventures, Tom's usual mishaps are filled with the macabre and take place in a world overrun by a zombie virus that turns people into something folks call "Zum." The United States is infected with a plague of rotting, yet spry, Zum, searching for fresh meat. In this world, there's no need to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence. Instead, Tom cons his friends into sharpening fence posts to lethal points to repel a Zum attack. To escape the boredom of civilized life, Tom and his pal Huckleberry Finn don't have to fake their deaths, just pretend to be Zum. And instead of playing cowboys and Indians, Tom hones his fighting skills in a bloodthirsty game of "Us and Zum." He always wins . . . until he bumps into the real thing. When vicious, self-aware zombies evolve and threaten the town . . . what will Tom and Huck do to protect their loved ones, and will they live to tell the tale? With all the comedy, romance, and adventure that readers expect from Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer now becomes a new breed of hero for a whole new world—a grade-A zombie hunter. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead

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Author: Steve Niles,Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Pocket Star

ISBN: 9780743496513

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for more than thirty consecutive days and nights from November to December. During this time a few years ago, from the darkness and across the frozen wasteland, an evil that normally preferred to exist in the shadows descended upon Barrow and brought the residents to their knees. Barrow's only hope was Eben and Stella Olemaun, a husband-and-wife law enforcement team who were torn between their own survival and saving the town they loved. Months later, as Stella Olemaun attempts to warn the world about the looming vampire threat by any means necessary, a rogue government agent may be taking more than an active interest in her story. And meanwhile, further north, a new sheriff and his young son must solve the lingering mystery of Barrow, even as the survivors of the original attack prepare for the sun to set once again -- however this time, they're ready. 30 Days Of Night: Rumors Of The Undead is Steve Niles's innovative and eagerly anticipated expansion of a nightmarish narrative that explores the nature of ancient evil existing -- and thriving -- in an unsuspecting modern world.

Die Selbstmord-Schwestern

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Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644011710

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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«Ein großer Erzähler.» (Der Spiegel) Im Vorstadthaus der Familie Lisbon leben fünf schöne Töchter: die gescheite Therese, die pingelige Mary, die asketische Bonnie, die scharfe Lux und die blasse, lammfromme Cecilia. Als sich die jüngste von ihnen aus dem Fenster stürzt, beginnt das «Jahr der Selbstmorde», das alle Beteiligten und Beobachter für immer verändern wird. Schaurig-ironisch und zärtlich zugleich zeichnet der Pulitzer-Preisträger das Porträt einer Jugend, die ihre Unschuld verloren hat. «Sein bestes Buch.» (Stern) «Es gibt nur wenige zeitgenössische Autoren, die so brillant, so präzise und unerbittlich schreiben können wie dieser US-Schriftsteller.» (Financial Times Deutschland) «Ein „Fänger im Roggen» unserer Zeit. » (The Observer)

Day By Day Armageddon

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Author: J. L. Bourne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849831599

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1939

May 16th. 1201 hrs. We are now under siege. Beyond the silo access doors, we have a small army of beaten and battered undead to contend with. They only want one thing... Day by Day Armageddonis the handwritten journal of one man and his struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions that could mean life, or which could condemn him eternally to walk as one of them. Enter, if you dare, into his world. The world of the undead.

Flammenmädchen

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Author: Samantha Young

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3955764303

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Die Young-Adult-Serie aus der Feder von SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautorin Samantha Young! Bislang war Aris größtes Problem die zerbrochene Beziehung zu Charlie, ihrem bestem Freund und ihrer heimlichen Liebe. Doch in der Nacht ihres 18. Geburtstags findet sie sich unvermutet in Mount Qaf wieder, dem Reich der Dschinn. Und nach dem, was sie dort über ihre wahre Herkunft erfährt, hat sie ganz andere Sorgen. Denn plötzlich steckt sie mitten im Machtkampf der Feuergeister. Bodyguard Jai soll sie beschützen. Aber vor wem? Und für wen? Kann Ari dem arroganten jungen Dschinn mit den faszinierenden grünen Augen wirklich trauen? Und warum ist Charlie auf einmal wieder so interessiert an ihr - und ihren neuen Kräften?

Koschei

The Rise of the Undead King

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Author: A. A. Farr

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 145022931X

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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The race against evil has now begun and the warriors have been summoned. Three years have past but the adventure continues as the young Druid named Alex, and his best friends, Leon, Amanda, Kasen and Serge begin their intensive training to vanquish the evil Lich King, Koschei. When their Doctor falls into a severe illness, it is up to them to discover a cure. Unfortunately for them, the cure lies somewhere far beyond their own World and an unlikely predicament follows a series of unfortunate events.

Earth

A Zombie Apocalypse Novel

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Author: William Esmont

Publisher: Devious Productions, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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It’s been three years since the zombie uprising dragged mankind kicking and screaming from the top of the food chain and sent him scurrying into the dark corners of a dead world. For a beleaguered band of survivors in southern Arizona, life is about to go from bad to worse. The rains have failed and, they have no choice but to leave the safety of their home in search of water. But before they can make their move, they must face a new threat from the undead, a threat beyond anything in their worst nightmares. Book 1 - Fire: The Collapse Book 2 - Air: Mortal Choice Book 3 - Earth: Desperate Measures Book 4 - Water: The End of Us The Elements of the Undead Omnibus (Books One - Three) ** If you enjoy the series, be sure to check out Coop, the latest addition to the world of the Elements of the Undead! Series Keywords: Apocalypse Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse Survival, Zombie Wars, Post Apocalyptic World,Undead apocalypse,Zombie Heroes, Apocalyptic Survival Zombies, arizona, united states, texas,horror,science fiction,prepper,preppers

A Risk Worth Taking

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Author: Zana Bell

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459206169

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Any red-blooded American male would be all over Cressa Curtis. She's gorgeous, she's wild and clearly she's open for a no-strings-attached adventure. But Adam Walker's been there, done that. And now he wants more for himself. Even with his history, Adam still believes in love and family and marriage and the whole white picket fence—hardly what Cressa is offering. Besides, everything about the crazy Kiwi spells danger and distraction—two things Adam can't afford to risk with his sights set on medical school. He's only in New Zealand for a month. Surely he can resist Cressa's advances that long….

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London

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Author: Frank Tayell

Publisher: Frank Tayell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Zombies. The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected, and they died. Then they came back. No one is safe from the undead. As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The British press was nationalised. Martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn’t enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the United Kingdom were to be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, the Scottish Highlands, and in the Irish Republic. Bill Wright, a Westminster insider and an advisor to a future Prime Minister, broke his leg on the day of the outbreak. Unable to join the evacuation, he watched from his window as the streets filled with refugees. He watched as the streets emptied once more. He watched as they filled up again, this time with the undead. Then the power went out. He is trapped. He is alone. He is running out of food and water. He knows that to reach the safety of the enclaves he will have to venture out into the wasteland that once was England. On that journey he will ultimately discover the horrific truth about the outbreak, a decades old conspiracy, and his unwitting part in it. This is the first volume of his journal. (73,000 words) Other books in the series: 1: London. 2: Wasteland. (Zombies vs the Living Dead) 3: Family. 4: Unsafe Haven. 5: Reunion. 6: Harvest. 7: Home. & Here We Stand 1: Infected & 2: Divided. Post-apocalyptic detective novels: Serious Crimes, Counterfeit Conspiracy & Work, Rest, Repeat.

Zorn und Morgenröte

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Author: Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732522679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Jeden Tag erwählt Chalid, der grausame Herrscher von Chorasan, ein Mädchen. Jeden Abend nimmt er sie zur Frau. Jeden Morgen lässt er sie hinrichten. Bis Shahrzad auftaucht, die eine, die um jeden Preis überleben will. Sie stehen auf verschiedenen Seiten und könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein ... Und doch werden sie magisch voneinander angezogen ... Eine märchenhafte Geschichte über wahrhaft große Gefühle.

The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

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Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593506

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Day by Day Armageddon: Origin to Exile

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Author: J. L. Bourne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451633033

Category: Fiction

Page: 513

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Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe, there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering for human flesh the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.

EONA - Das letzte Drachenauge

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Author: Alison Goodman

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641128161

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Die Macht eines Drachen, die Seele eines Mädchens, das Herz eines Helden Auf der Flucht vor Lord Sethon, der den Kaiser ermordet hat und nun den Thron für sich beansprucht, ist Eona entschlossen, den Anspruch des rechtmäßigen Erben Prinz Kygo durchzusetzen. Doch sie kann ihre magischen Kräfte nicht voll einsetzen: Der Schmerz der Himmelsdrachen ist so groß, dass Eona ihre Energie nicht mehr kontrollieren kann. Nur einer kann jetzt noch helfen: ausgerechnet der grausame Lord Ido, verantwortlich für den Tod der anderen Drachenaugen ... In dem dramatischen Wettlauf gegen Sethons Armee sieht sich Eona zudem vor eine verhängnisvolle Entscheidung gestellt, denn sowohl Kygo als auch Ido begehren sie – oder geht es nur um ihre magischen Fähigkeiten? Letztlich ist Eona gezwungen, einer erschreckenden Wahrheit ins Auge zu sehen ...

Death Devours

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Author: J.C. Diem

Publisher: Seize The Night Agency

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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With the threat of the First now behind her, Natalie Pierce has little time to celebrate before yet another problem arises. By killing the first vampire ever made, she inadvertently set his ancient enemies free. Ten withered, starving creatures have now been unleashed from forty thousand years of forced entombment. Only Natalie and her vampire kin have the strength and speed to eradicate the inundation of fledgling undead that are about to rise. The last thing Nat ever wanted to do was rule but destiny cannot be denied. In her role as Mortis, she must bring her kin together or the entire human population will be destroyed. Somehow, she must find a way for the Japanese and European vampire nations to put aside their ancient enmity and work together for a common cause. (paranormal romance, fantasy romance, dark fantasy, vampire series, dark fantasy series, paranormal romance series)