Detailed view for the Book: Book of the Dead (Anthology)

You hold in your hands what is perhaps the most explicit and overt anthology of original horror fiction ever assembled.

Each of the stories in this anthology is set in a world where the dead have risen to eat the living, and each author has his own intimate version of what those days will be like: in the brilliant and caustic "On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks," Joe R. Lansdale spins what should be a traditional western yarn about a lawman tracking a badman -- the deadly dead, however, give that tradition a special twist. Stephen King's pregnant heroine in "Home Delivery" learns the exorbitant price of survival and of patience; Robert R. McCammon's "Eat Me" answers all the questions about love among the newly risen; and Douglas E. Winter's "Less Than Zombie" allows us a very unhealthy peek at the pampered, exclusive, and totally lifeless life-styles of the rich and famous.

Together these stories are a stream of timeless, mind-blowing spike points by some of the most talented, savage, and unique imaginations writing fiction today.

This is a book filled with flaming, frozen moments of dread and wonder you will never in a million years forget.

This is a book that goes too far...

and invites you along for the ride.


Foreword by George A. Romero
Introduction: On Going Too Far by Craig Spector and John Skipp
Blossom by Chan McConnell
Mess Hall by Richard Laymon
It Helps if you Sing by Ramsey Campbell
Home Delivery by Stephen King
Wet Work by Philip Nutman
A Sad Last Love at the Diner of the Damned by Edward Bryant
Bodies and Heads by Steve Rasnic Tem
Choices by Glen Vasey
The Good Parts by Les Daniels
Less Than Zombie by Douglas E. Winter
Like Pavlov's Dogs by Steven R. Boyett
Saxophone by Nicholas Royle
On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks by Joe R. Lansdale
Dead Giveaway by Brian Hodge
Jerry's Kids Meet Wormboy by David J. Schow
Eat Me by Robert R. McCammon


Nominated for the 1990 World Fantasy Award, Best Anthology