Handling the Undead

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Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921776714

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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When the power supply goes haywire all over Stockholm and people everywhere are struck by blinding headaches, things seem strange enough. But soon after, in morgues and cemeteries throughout the city, the dead start to wake. And things really get weird, because the newly undead are not as they were in life.

Encyclopedia of the Undead

A Field Guide to Creatures That Cannot Rest in Peace: Easyread Large Edition

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Author: Bob Curran

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442958707

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 492

View: 8182

WHAT LURKS OUT THERE IN THE FOG? WHAT WAS THAT EERIE SOUND IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT? WHAT FLITTED BY AT THE END OF THE STREET, JUST BEYOND THE FARTHEST LAMP? ....From earliest times, tales of the restless dead and their fellow travellers have terrified mankind. Whether around a remote campfire or in the middle of a bustling city, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that have tormented men since the prehistoric darkness haven't gone away; they still have the power to strike fear in our hearts. Encyclopedia of the Undead traces those shadowy shapes that lurk just outside the range of human vision and inhabit our most potent and frightening tales - vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and monsters, every one of them the stuff of nightmares. Drawing on a wide range of belief and literature, it traces these horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their impact upon the human mind. You'll find detailed descriptions of terrors from all over the world - from the mist shrouded mountains of Eastern Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands; from the dark, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined dead beneath the remote New England hills to the dark magic that lurks beneath the thriving, colourful surface of a city such as New Orleans. Encyclopedia of the Undead also details some of the things that gnaw at the edges of men's minds - Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the dark legends that have influenced writers such as H.P. Lovecraft. This is a book for all those who are interested in the darker side of the human mind, one that examines the beliefs and imaginings that form the basis of our worst fears. Within its pages, history and terror mix to create the things that lurk in the darkest corners of our perceptions.

Basement of the Undead

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Author: Jason Strange,Phil Parks

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434234339

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 62

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Three boys discover something terrifying in their school basement. Zombies!

Approaching the Undead:

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Author: Baron Specter

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1614788162

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Stan Summer has always lived next to Hilltop Cemetery. So when Amy Martinez moves in nearby, she asks Stan to show her the graveyard. Stan brings Amy to Deadman's Hill, his favorite place in the cemetery--at least it was until a strange red fog started chasing him. When Amy and Stan approach the fog, it splits into balls of colored light. Some of the balls are playful and some are just plain mean. Can Amy, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters find a way to help the lights find peace? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Plague of the Undead

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Author: Gary Cross

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742288774

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

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Northern Italy, September 10, 1650 The boy knew his father was going to kill him. Just like he'd killed everyone else tonight. The boy's mother, his two older sisters and baby brother, the servants. All of them dead. When Lucius is ten years old his father returns home one evening as a vampire and destroys his entire family. By luck Lucius is spared. Fifteen years later Lucius has joined the elite group of vampire hunters that saved his life that night. Now it's his turn to lead the hunt - this time on the trail of a master vampire who has survived hundreds of years and is intent on turning the world into a vampire race. Through Paris and the wilds of Europe Lucius tracks his quarry, eventually running him to ground in the plague-infested streets of London. But this is no ordinary vampire and the skills Lucius has used in the past have no effect on this extraordinary foe. Will Lucius be able to survive or will he too enter the realm of the undead?

30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead

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Author: Steve Niles,Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416516077

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.

Zombie

An Anthology of the Undead

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Author: Christopher Golden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748118292

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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RESURRECTION! The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in backyards, car parks, shopping centres. They devour our neighbours, dogs and policemen. And they are here to stay. The real question is: what are you going to do about it? How will you survive? How will the world change when the dead begin to rise? Bram Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's most popular horror, fantasy, thriller and literary writers. Inside are tales about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardour of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection - the last word on the undead.

Back from the Undead

The Bloodhound Files

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Author: DD Barant

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466801433

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Back from the Undead DD Barant Another work day, another case for the Bloodhound Files. But this time, Jace is truly stumped: How is she, a mere human, supposed to penetrate the dark heart of a child-trafficking ring of pire orphans—one that turns out to be part of a blood-farm operation, in the crime-ridden border city of Vancouver, British Columbia? Jace is in over her head. But with the help of her former lover, Tanaka—whose family is one of the last samurai clans left in Japan—she stands a chance at seeking justice for the condemned children... Until the Yakuza tries to put an end to Jace's investigation. Jace risks more than death—this time, it's the fate of her very soul that's in danger . . .

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.

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.

Economics of the Undead

Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science

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Author: Glen Whitman,James Dow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 1351

Whether preparing us for economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse, analyzing vampire investment strategies, or illuminating the market forces that affect vampire-human romances, Economics of the Undead gives both seasoned economists and layman readers something to sink their teeth into.

Screening the Undead

Vampires and Zombies in Film and Television

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Author: Leon Hunt,Sharon Lockyer

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735438

Category: Art

Page: 288

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The vampire and the zombie, the two most popular incarnations of the undead, are brought together for a forensic critical investigation in Screening the Undead. Both have a long history in popular fiction, film, television, comics and games; the vampire also remains central to popular culture today, from literary ‘paranormal romance’ to cult TV and movie franchises - by turns romantic, tortured, grotesque, countercultural, a goth icon or lonely outsider. The zombie can shamble or, nowadays, sprint with alarming velocity, and even dance. It frequently lends itself to metaphor and can stand in for fascism or ecological disaster, but is perhaps most frequently a harbinger and instrument of the apocalypse. Leading writers on Horror and cult media consider the sexy vampire and the grotesque zombie, as well as hybrid figures who do not fit neatly into either category. These are examined across a range of contexts, from the Swedish vampire to the Afro-American Blacula, from the lesbian vampire to the gay zombie, from the Spanish Knights Templar riding skeletal horses to dancing Japanese zombies. Screening the Undead sheds new light on these two icons of terror - and desire - whose popular longevity has taken them ‘Beyond Life’.

Dating the Undead

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Author: Juliet Lyons

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492645311

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"Snarky, sexy, and steamy as a sauna." —KATIE MACALISTER, New York Times bestselling author There's more than one way to keep a vampire up all night. V-Date.com. It's the vampire dating site. And if you're a mortal who's getting a little too close to learning our secrets, I'm the guy who swoops in to make you forget. But don't worry: I only bite sometimes. I was great at my job until I met Silver—sarcastic, sexy, spunky Silver. I can't bring myself to make her forget about our kind. About me. It's all I can do not to throw her down on the kitchen counter and have my way with her, fangs and all. She says she's just looking for a good time, and I'm just the vampire to give it to her—over and over again. I went into this looking for a good tumble, but even I have to admit that things are changing between us. Good god, I want to hold her hand. In public. Undead Dating Service: Dating the Undead (Book 1) Romancing the Undead (Book 2) Praise for Dating the Undead: "Quick, sharp wit that sinks its fangs into the reader and doesn't let go!" —MOLLY HARPER, acclaimed author of Sweet Tea and Sympathy and the Half-Moon Hollow series

Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead

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Author: Jason Henderson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062084429

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Now that Alex is in the know about the deadly vampires that live—and hunt—around his boarding school, everything is different. Putting his talents to use, Alex is training with the Polidorium to become a vampire hunter, just like his Van Helsing ancestors. Sure, he’s only fourteen, but c’mon: This runs in his blood. But Alex is wondering if he’ll live long enough to succeed. His archnemesis Elle, a vampire whose youthful appearance and blond hair disguise a rage that’s directed at him, is out to get him before a powerful leader called Ultravox arrives on the scene. Ultravox specializes in assassinations, but who is he targeting? As he dodges Elle’s attacks, Alex is on a mission to uncover Ultravox’s deadly plan before his friends and his school become collateral damage. There’s no time to report back; innocent lives hang in the balance, and it’s on Alex to act now—or else.

The Undead and Theology

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Author: Kim Paffenroth,John W. Morehead

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610978757

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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The academy and pop culture alike recognize the great symbolic and teaching value of the undead, whether vampires, zombies, or other undead or living-dead creatures. This has been explored variously from critiques of consumerism and racism, through explorations of gender and sexuality, to consideration of the breakdown of the nuclear family. Most academic examinations of the undead have been undertaken from the perspectives of philosophy and political theory, but another important avenue of exploration comes through theology. Through the vampire, the zombie, the Golem, and Cenobites, contributors address a variety of theological issues by way of critical reflection on the divine and the sacred in popular culture through film, television, graphic novels, and literature.

Following the Tracks of the Undead

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Author: Marta Kruzynski

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640955943

Category:

Page: 36

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Warsaw University (Anglistik), course: Gothic Novel, language: English, abstract: Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" lasst sich unter vielen Gesichtspunkten interpretieren. Diese Arbeit untersucht die Kurzgeschichte auf Indizien eines moglichen Falls von Vampirismus im Geschlecht der Ushers."

Drawing and Painting the Undead

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Author: Keith Thompson

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Every technique that artists need to draw or paint a terrifying painted purgatory is presented in this how-to manual. Author Keith Thompson instructs on the creation of zombies, ghouls, assassins from alien planets, and many other hideous specters.

Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy

New Life for the Undead

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Author: Richard Greene,K. Silem Mohammad

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812696832

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

View: 1557

"A collection of philosophical essays about the undead: beings such as vampires and zombies who are physically or mentally dead yet not at rest. Topics addressed include the metaphysics and ethics of undeath"--Provided by publisher.

Vampire God

The Allure of the Undead in Western Culture

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Author: Mary Y. Hallab

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438428588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.